Downloading is the process of receiving digital data from another computer, either over a local-area-network or a wide-area-network (i.e. the internet).

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Check if encrypted USB has been accessed

I mislaid my encrypted USB memory stick for a while (I now have the memory stick in my possession) and I am concerned that someone may have known my password and accessed and saved files to another ...
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Why does the size of Youtube Video differs when downloaded in different ways?

I'm trying to download a video from Youtube with IDM through the IDM pop-up download button. Selecting 480p shows that the video will be of 16MB in size. The same video and the same 480p resolution, ...
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Stop Internet Explorer from renaming downloads

I've put up a web page that explains how I setup my Visual Studio settings. This includes downloads for .vsix extensions (the "Download" under "Erweiterungen installieren", "Indent Guides") or .config ...
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How does the download of Google Drive work?

Recently, I downloaded some files out of Google Drive, and it seems interesting that the download bar doesn't like any other cloud service. . The Google Drive download file is the first one. Does ...
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change download folder based on website from which I download [on hold]

Is it possible to change Downloads folder in Google Chrome (or any other browser) on the fly, based on the website from which I download? Example: I start downloading on facebook.com and it downloads ...
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download a url in bulk and name with the url

Is there a way to load a list of urls...download the content into a folder and the name of each download is the name of the url? I have about 1000 of these url's which are downloadable as pdfs. ...
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Download went much faster than my connection speed

I'm looking for an explanation to that mystery mentioned below. I'm not having a problem that needs to be solved. I have an ADSL line with speed as 8 megabits/sec, usually I get download speed as 850 ...
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How do I completely download a web page, while preserving its functionality?

I've been trying to save this webpage using all of the methods that I know, but none of them have worked so far. The website itself has some great functionality. It is able to render MathJax in ...
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HTTrack wait page load complete

I'm trying to download with HTTrack the results of a search request at the URL here Unfortunately the download starts immediately and doesn't get the search result (as the page is still showing a ...
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Why does Google Chrome fail to provide a checksum

Alright, I may be a bit uneducated when it comes to this subject but I have a genuine curiosity about why Google does not provide a checksum along with a gpg signature with their Google Chrome ...
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How do I work around servers serving wrong Content-Type for downloads?

Say I'm downloading a zip file. Using curl -I URL -e DOMAIN I can see that the Content-Type is text/html even though the mime-type for the file is correct. This causes Firefox to treat it as an HTML ...
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How can I download a file the moment it becomes available on linux?

How can I set up something on a Linux machine so that the moment a file on a web server returns something other than a 404 error it will download it. I would like it to stop checking the moment the ...
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Removing a prank [duplicate]

This is a bit of an odd one. Someone (Probably roommate), somehow, installed something onto my computer that opens a "unsavory" website in my default browser every 10~15 minutes. It's not browser ...
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Find and download lots of sample files

To test our software with some real-world data, I want to download lots and lots of files of a specific type (say, PDF or doc). I could manually google and use some download manager extension for my ...
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How to retrieve a complete directory from a URL [duplicate]

Is there a method on Windows or Linux for downloading all files* within an online directory, specifically: http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/ so I have a local repository I can work on? Any ...
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BackgroundTaskHost and SearchProtocolHost are downloading heavyly in the background

I am using Windows 10, recently I noticed my windows box has downloaded hundreds of gigabytes in a week, I installed NetBalancer to get network traffic statistics. I noticed BackgroundTaskHost.exe, ...
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Will Recheck make my torrent good?

I downloaded a torrent file of a TV show from AXN. Many people said that it is a good torrent and they are able to watch it without any problem. In my case I see some black lines and some distortions ...
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Cannot download the Windows 10 ISO (x64) file

I'm trying to download the Windows 10 ISO (x64) file. It is 4 GBs, but it only lets me download 17.4 MBs, regardless of the browser! However, if I copy the download link to clipboard and paste it into ...
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Download entire webpage (including its contents) from archive.org [duplicate]

There is a page which I want to download entirely. (vaporwave.me) It went offline in 2015, and I can only access the archived version of it in wayback machine. But I'm planning to make a mirror of it, ...
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How to bypass download restrictions other than using VPN?

Its possible that someone has blocked downloading on the network I use. But it works to listen to radio streaming or youtube in high quality. What I tried and does NOT work: -browser download ...
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Why do tar.gz files download faster than .zip files?

I have a Linux build server that I frequently download from and I have noticed that the .tar.gz files have download speeds approximately 3 times faster than .zip files. However, to my understanding ...
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Is there an easy way to search the web for images by keyword then download a specified number of the original full size images in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm looking for a simple way to search the internet for images of, say, 'desert landscape' or 'statue of liberty' or something and then download the first n results in the original resolutions as ...
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streaming consume less data than downloading for viewing same hd movie

If I have 10gb mobile data plan /month which option is better for watching a hd movies (a) streaming (b) watch after download.
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How to make wget IGNORE certain files?

How do I make wget IGNORE certain files? I ask, since it downloads them and deletes them afterwards, since they're not required (they're excluded). But is there an option to IGNORE them BEFORE even ...
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Recursively download website on Windows preserving Unicode filenames

Normally I use GNU wget to grab websites recursively. But I want to fetch some websites with lots of Unicode URLs for various languages and I'd like to keep the Unicode in the filenames. (Here's an ...
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Wget download speed fluctuating

So I'm downloading an ISO from the Uberstudent website using the wget command displayed on their website. But the download speed is constantly fluctuating and I am wondering what could be causing ...
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Batch Download Picture

Why isn't this code working? :downloadPicture bitsadmin /transfer downloadPicture /download /priority normal https://www.planwallpaper.com/static/images/foggygoldengatebridge.jpg ...
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Internet download manager does not download PDF file on specific sites

I am using internet download manager latest version till the date. It is working well. But on some sites it is not downloading PDF files, instead a box opens in firefox like what to do with the file ...
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Myths and facts about network speed

I would like to get some things clear, once and for all, so that I can rest in peace and share this knowledge with others without making fool of myself :) My internet provider states that its UL ...
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Is it possible to download all images in a PHP website?

I want to download all images from this website for art reference: http://gbf-wiki.com/index.php?%BF%CD%CA%AA%B5%D5%B0%FA%A4%AD%B0%EC%CD%F7 But all image links are PHP links. This is the sample ...
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My Windows 10 is downloading update files. How to stop it immediately?

My Windows 10 is downloading update files. How to stop it immediately? I could not find any stop button.
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Searching a website (including all child elements) for an image with unknown name

Problem: on a specific website, there's an image, somewhere... on the entire website. That image should link to a page with possibly a form in it. For example, somewhere on superuser.com/ (and all ...
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Chrome “[file] is not commonly downloaded …” when downloading from local server

Hello StackExchange community, I am trying to redistribute a software tool over the servers in our client's network because most of them don't have an internet access. So the current situation is: I ...
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Rename Downloaded Files Inside Chrome

I'm using Google Chrome Version 48.0.2564.116 (64-bit) on OS X El-Capitan version 10.11.3 (15D21), and happen to download a lot of files everyday. Now, once I download them from source A, I need to ...
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Deluge daemon stalling after restarts

I have deluged daemon version 1.3.12-1 py2.7 running as a service under nssm. Everything works perfect for a period of time. If I restart the PC or service on the computer hosting deluged prior to ...
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How can I easily download this videos from this site?

This Videos are hosted from Youtube but when I try to watch them on Youtube they are not available in Youtube. http://dts.aisc.org/courses/dts/modules/1a.html Currently I am downloading files by ...
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How can I get wget to always download the file, e.g. I don't want “The file is already fully retrieved; nothing to do” [duplicate]

I'm giving a very simple command, such as wget http://www.example.com/updates/Avail.asp -O avail Which downloads a very small file containing just a few integers indicating which updates to my ...
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Is there a way to place downloads in a folder to be deleted when disk cleanup runs?

If a download is sent to the temporary folder in Windows will disk cleanup or Ccleaner delete it when they are run? I would like to delete downloads instead of having them stored in the download ...
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CloudFront download speed in Europe: expected vs. reportable

As a user in Europe, what is the download speed I should expect from a service powered by AWS/CloudFront? At what point should I report a slowness and to whom? For WeTransfer, from an example link I ...
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How to close a program when connecting to a specific wifi on Windows

I have a small download limit on my home wifi. Everytime I open my laptop dropbox starts and starts syncing consuming my download limit. I don't want to remove dropbox from my automatic startup list ...
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Make downloads in wget utilize full bandwith

I am using an app called WSUS to download updates for Windows and Office. It works fine, but the problem is that I am on a time-based connection and wget (what WSUS utilizes to download files) does ...
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Downloading video using command line

I use right click on a button and select Download Linked File As to download a video file into my computer. I'd like to automatize it with scripts, so I opened the source code and copy the link ...
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How can i download a website that requires javascript prompt login

I want to download a website with httrack but the website requires a javascript login i have the login but i can't tell httrack how to that. Thank you
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Spotify not downloading songs for offline mode?

So, lately I decided I want to have some Spotify playlists in offline mode. It successfully downloaded one song, and now all the others just have that little 'syncing' icon. It has been days since I ...
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Apache 2.4.9 Server Download Interrupted

I have a small server using Apache 2.4.9. You can connect fine. But for some reason. Downloading big files seem to be an issue. Whenever you download a big file, It says Download Interrupted. ...
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AutoHotkey autoclick and save images with custom picturename every time [closed]

has someone an idea for a autohotkey script which clicks always on the same button and position go to coordinates over a picture make right click and press save as graphics give in a custom filename ...
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Firefox cannot save files (most of the time), how to solve?

This is not a full duplicate of this question or this question, though the base question is the same. However, those questions have no answers. For over a half a year I have problems downloading ...
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How to download a file from URL in Linux

Usually one would download a file with a URL ending in the file extension. To download Ubuntu ISO, one would simple wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04.3/ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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httrack getting tumblr photoposts but not photosets; why?

I'm trying to save tumblr image posts. For a post with one image, like this http://textsfromthepurikyua.tumblr.com/post/124075150094/textsfromthepurikyua-image-cure-heart httrack -n gets that image. ...
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Inconsistent Download Speeds

I am downloading a fairly large file (~2G). The download speed that chrome is showing is varying from 300-600kbps. What is confusing me is that the windows task manager is showing speeds varying from ...