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Many moons ago I installed an application that moves downloads into a desktop folder with today's date as the title. I would like to stop this behavior.

However, I cannot remember what I did to cause this behavior.


  • 10.7.x
  • Mac Pro.

Things I've tried:

  • I checked System Preferences and Activity Monitor, and see nothing obvious.
  • I made a separate test user account, and this behavior does not occur in this account.

Any other ideas what to look for to get rid of this, would be most welcome.

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Did u install the Glims for the Safari? – kukoo Sep 18 '11 at 15:47
Thank you thank you.. it was indeed Glims. – David DelMonte Sep 19 '11 at 0:20
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So, the answer should be the Glims. Either uninstall the Glims, or config the GLims not to organize the downloading into dated folder.

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I don't have the voting power to thank you properly, but really appreciate the effort in helping. – David DelMonte Sep 19 '11 at 13:02

I have a two places for you to look...maybe one hits

  • Look for a folder action on the downloads folder (right click on it and see if there is anything at the bottom of the list) You may have used automator to do this
  • Are you running Hazel? Check system preferences to see if it is installed
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