Home

Cannot download *any* files from Web with any Edge (Dev, Canary) build on OSX Mojave.

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1054944%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ECannot%20download%20*any*%20files%20from%20Web%20with%20any%20Edge%20(Dev%2C%20Canary)%20build%20on%20OSX%20Mojave.%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1054944%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EI%20really%20hope%20this%20is%20a%20*dumb%20user%20error*%20because%20that'll%20be%20easy%20to%20fix.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20have%20this%20happen%20when%20updating%20Edge%20Dev%2C%20then%20eventually%20after%20changing%20a%20million%20things%20it%20comes%20good.%20If%20I%20go%20to%20*any%20web%20page*%20and%20try%20to%20download%20a%20file%20(e.g.%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.co.shasta.ca.us%2Fdocs%2Flibraries%2Fresource-management-docs%2Fehd-docs%2FPool_Chemistry_Fact_Sheet.pdf%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.co.shasta.ca.us%2Fdocs%2Flibraries%2Fresource-management-docs%2Fehd-docs%2FPool_Chemistry_Fact_Sheet.pdf%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bthen%20right-click%2C%20save%20as)%20the%20Finder%20dialog%20comes%20up%2C%20you%20navigate%20to%20wherever%2C%20rename%20if%20you%20like%2C%20click%20the%20button%20and%20the%20dialog%20disappears.%20The%20'download%20file%20progress'%20icon%20never%20appears%2C%20the%20file%20doesn't%20download%2C%20etc%2C%20etc.%20If%20you%20try%20to%20exit%20Edge%20(or%20the%20Update%20installer%20tries%20to%20restart%20it%20to%20do%20the%20update)%2C%20Edge%20warns%20you%20that%20'There%20are%20downloads%20in%20progress%2C%20do%20you%20really%20want%20to...'%2C%20etc.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThis%20is%20driving%20me%20nuts!%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1054988%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Cannot%20download%20*any*%20files%20from%20Web%20with%20any%20Edge%20(Dev%2C%20Canary)%20build%20on%20OSX%20Mojave.%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1054988%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EHi%2C%3CBR%20%2F%3EEdge%20should%20open%20that%20link%20which%20is%20PDF%20automatically%20inside%20browser%20unless%20you%20changed%20the%20way%20it%20handles%20PDFs.%3CBR%20%2F%3Eanyway%2C%3CBR%20%2F%3Eplease%20try%20resetting%20Edge%20settings%20back%20to%20defaults%3A%20edge%3A%2F%2Fsettings%2Freset%3CBR%20%2F%3Edisable%20your%20extensions%3A%20edge%3A%2F%2Fextensions%2F%3CBR%20%2F%3Ereset%20custom%20flags%2C%20if%20any%3A%20edge%3A%2F%2Fflags%2F%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3Eultimately%2C%20clean%20install%20Edge%2C%20choose%20to%20remove%20user%20data%20when%20asked%20during%20uninstall%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoftedgeinsider.com%2Fen-us%2Fdownload%2F%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoftedgeinsider.com%2Fen-us%2Fdownload%2F%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1055009%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Cannot%20download%20*any*%20files%20from%20Web%20with%20any%20Edge%20(Dev%2C%20Canary)%20build%20on%20OSX%20Mojave.%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1055009%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F310193%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40HotCakeX%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThe%20issue%20is%20not%20opening%20a%20PDF%20but%20saving%20it%20(which%20works%20for%20me).%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20would%20suspect%20some%20non-Edge%20blocker%20like%20third-party%20antivirus.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
Highlighted
MikeSadlerAU
New Contributor

I really hope this is a *dumb user error* because that'll be easy to fix.

 

I have this happen when updating Edge Dev, then eventually after changing a million things it comes good. If I go to *any web page* and try to download a file (e.g. https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/docs/libraries/resource-management-docs/ehd-docs/Pool_Chemistry_Fact_She... then right-click, save as) the Finder dialog comes up, you navigate to wherever, rename if you like, click the button and the dialog disappears. The 'download file progress' icon never appears, the file doesn't download, etc, etc. If you try to exit Edge (or the Update installer tries to restart it to do the update), Edge warns you that 'There are downloads in progress, do you really want to...', etc. 

 

This is driving me nuts!

2 Replies
Hi,
Edge should open that link which is PDF automatically inside browser unless you changed the way it handles PDFs.
anyway,
please try resetting Edge settings back to defaults: edge://settings/reset
disable your extensions: edge://extensions/
reset custom flags, if any: edge://flags/

ultimately, clean install Edge, choose to remove user data when asked during uninstall
https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download/

@HotCakeX 

 

The issue is not opening a PDF but saving it (which works for me).

 

I would suspect some non-Edge blocker like third-party antivirus.

Related Conversations
Tabs and Dark Mode
cjc2112 in Discussions on
50 Replies
Extentions Synchronization
Deleted in Discussions on
3 Replies
Stable version of Edge insider browser
HotCakeX in Discussions on
35 Replies
How to Prevent Teams from Auto-Launch
chenrylee in Microsoft Teams on
32 Replies
Security Community Webinars
Valon_Kolica in Security, Privacy & Compliance on
15 Replies
Dev channel update to 80.0.355.1 is live
josh_bodner in Discussions on
67 Replies