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Hello there,

I was successfully able to download the openlca_lcia_methods_1_5_7_updatedCED.zolca file and the elcd_3_2_greendelta_v2_18.zolca file into my Macbook, but when I try to import the LCIA Methods into the ELCD database, nothing happens. It is as if the file was empty.

Could it be because of the IOS version of openLCA? Because when I did it on a Windows computer it worked out.

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Hi Julia, it could be that Mac changes the file during download, because zolca is simply a zip file, see e.g. here (rather old but this was also reported by other users): https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/961/how-to-stop-safari-from-unzipping-files-after-download.
by (120 points)
Thanks for the help, but it didn't work :/
by (36.6k points)
it didn't work - what did you do? You could, if all fails, download the mac version on Windows and then simply transfer the file.
by (120 points)
you mean I should download the mac version of the software on windows, or the openlca_lcia_methods_1_5_7_updatedCED.zolca file ?

I tried to do what the link you suggested tells me to do - stopping safari from unzipping file. It downloads the file as a .zolca file, but when I import the LCA Methods to the openLCA, the folders are empty.

The weird thing is that I did the exact same thing but with the LCIA_2_0_2.zolca file, and that worked just fine. It seems to be just with the LCA Methods that it is not working
by (36.6k points)
I meant you could try to download the file that is seemingly modified by Mac during download on Windows. From your answer now, it seems you have a different issue; you import the method "into the openLCA and the folders are empty" - which folders?
by (120 points)
The impact assessment methods folder
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