Dec 27, '05 06:21:00AM • Contributed by: Anonymous
If there's a file named com.apple.DownloadAssessment.plist in your user's Library/Preferences folder, it will override the global defaults for which files Safari considers "safe." You can also use this technique to make currently-safe files treated as unsafe. In fact, there are four different top-level risk categories:
- LSRiskCategorySafe - Auto-opened after download, if Safari has this option enabled.
- LSRiskCategoryNeutral - A neutral file won't be auto-opened, but there won't be a warning about its contents, either.
- LSRiskCategoryUnsafeExecutable - All executable files fall into this category, and you'll see a warning when you attempt to download one in Safari, Mail, etc.
- LSRiskCategoryMayContainUnsafeExecutable - This covers 'container' formats such as disk images and archives. If Safari/Mail can see the contents of the container and determine they're all safe, then no warning will be generated.
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, but I would suggest caution if you're going to change how certain downloaded filetypes are handled...]