How to Resume an Interrupted Download on a MacBook

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Sometimes when you download large files on your Mac, errors occur and you end up with an interupted download. Sometimes you may need to pause a download and resume it later.

Both the Safari and Firefox browsers have the capability to resume an interrupted download on your Mac. Below, we show you the steps to do so in both browsers, as well as the Mac App Store. Simply follow the steps below:

For Safari:
1. Start a download in Safari.
2. To pause or stop a download click on the ‘X’ right next to the download progress bar.

3. To resume, click on the circular arrow. Downloading will resumed immediately.


For Firefox:
1. Start a download in Firefox.
2. To pause, click on the small pause button.

3. To resume, click on the small resume button.

4. To resume a cancelled download in Firefox, click on the circular arrow. Despite being a canceled download it will be resumed from the place where it left off.


For the Mac App Store:
1. Start downloading anything from the Mac App store.
2. To pause click on the pause button, which will be found next to the download progress bar.

3. To resume click on the resume button. The download will be resumed from where you paused it.



 

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