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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Throttle Users Speed

Hi guys I was wondering if there was a way to throttle a network users download speed. My room mate keeps constantly downloading stuff so there I look and they have 3 things downloading at like 300 ...
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How to find out direct URL address of a file?

For example here: http://www.nova-institut.de/bio/index.php?tpl=shoplist&id=&aid=&lng=en when you see »Free Download« or here: http://faostat3.fao.org/browse/F/*/E, you cannot get direct ...
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How to download multiple files using wget?

I want to download several files (more than 1000) from a website: ...
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How to determine if I'm uploading something by downloading a torrent?

First of all I'm not exactly leeching (my share ratio is near 1.0 and don't want to stop uploading and continue downloading but stop both). Secondly, yesterday there was an announcement that we ...
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How do I download “incompatible” extensions from Mozilla's addon website?

I often find that a Firefox extension I want to download from AMO (addons.mozilla.org) has been tagge as "incomaptible" and greyed out; the grey button often can't be right clicked to download anyway. ...
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Downloaded video from youtube with Firefox and Downloadhelper is rotated and/or in worse quality than original

I try to download videos from youtube to my hard disk using Firefox 33.1 and the DownloadHelper 4.9.24 plugin. (I tried it as well on Windows XP and on MacOS X 10.6. Let's take the following video as ...
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How to download video from download link on iPad/iPhone [migrated]

On my iPad I received an email with an url of a video file that is stored online (public access). I am able to watch that video on my iPad without any problem. My Question: HOW do I download that ...
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Downloading software without bloatware

From time to time, I find myself needing a piece of software to perform a specific task. Download.com (CNET) used to be a good site. But now, I find that they bundle a lot of "evilware", i.e. ...
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SFTP over VPN - Can upload but not download

When I'm working from home I need to upload/download files using SFTP over a VPN to the remote web server. Without the VPN I cannot connect, which is correct as connections are blocked from unknown ...
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What is the value of MD5 checksums if the MD5 hash itself could potentially also have been manipulated?

Downloads on websites sometimes have an MD5 checksum, allowing people to confirm the integrity of the file. I have heard this is to allow not only corrupted files to be instantly identified before ...
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Force firefox to always download all files / disable “open with” option

Background: users open their webmail. Users click on attachments. Users click "Open with Word". Users edit their precious documents for hours. Users save word doc and exit. Users can't find file. ...
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Download file on unix from target url which autodownloads file on page visit

I'm trying to download a file to a unix machine on the command line. Accessing a GUI on this particular machine would be quite difficult. The file is autodownloaded when visiting the url in a web ...
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Free/open source alternative to Folder Guard

I've just cleaned my friend's infected computer. I highly suspect infection got via torrent downloading. She's downloading some music and sometimes instead of mp3 files she gets exe and executing it ...
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How do I download a whole website that is a “remote access” to a server?

I have a problem, how am i supposed to download a website that looks like a dropbox, it's a server remote access, that has folders containing folders and files etc. that i am interested in. I', stuck ...
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Error message - folder too large to download

I`m trying to download everything I put on Dropbox to filter out copied etc. I have downloaded a folder, no problem, but another folder and I get the message that the folder is too large to download. ...
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How to get the exact order of pieces downloaded by bittorrent client?

To know more about torrent download, I used wireshark to capture the packets transferred during the download. I was able to find that a file is split into multiple pieces that comes from different ...
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Firefox cannot download certain files when set to ask where to save files

This does not happen with all files, just with some downloads that seem to have nothing special, like from launchpad or deviantart. The same files are downloaded if the setting is changed to download ...
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Why is my PowerPoint downloading blank themes?

I have Windows 7 PC that is frozen with Deep Freeze. Whenever I turn it on and then open PowerPoint, PowerPoint deletes all of the .thmx files in ...
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Does downloading a Windows 10 preview update get an ISO or just delta updates, similar to Windows Update?

I'm not on a metered connection, so I want to know if Windows 10 TP is going to start downloading a 5gb ISO or just the updated files when I click the 'Download now' button on the Previews tab under ...
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Quickly Opening / Downloading A Bunch Of URLs

I got a bunch of urls, that are downloadable content, in my notepad (one link at a line). Is there anyway of quickly opening / downloading all the urls? Any piece of software or browser extension. ...
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How to show file in browser instead of downloading?

I'm using Owncloud (behind Nginx) to share a file. When I generate a share link, the link points me to the download page or if I append "&download", it immediately starts downloading the file. ...
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Utorrent 3.4.2 does not download with max download rate (8-9Mb)

I have a 100Mb internet connection. I used to have windows 8.1 installed and I used uTorrent. Download speeds were about 6-8MB/sec. I now have windows 8 installen and the download speed has dropped ...
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Trying to retrieve deleted Facebook videos from the cache

I viewed two videos on Facebook. Seconds before I could download them, the user deleted them. I've been trying desperately ever since to find them on my hard drive. I viewed them on Firefox. I ...
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Why is my chrome failing to download some files?

Often my Chrome fails to download a file (Failed - Network error). When i try to download it with Opera or Firefox it downloads without a problem. If i try multiple times with chrome it keeps failing. ...
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Different definitions of upload and download [closed]

Something of a bugbear of mine is the mixed use of the terms upload and download. As a software engineer I am retentive about semantics and find that this is a fairly big one that can confuse groups ...
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Downloading .j2k or .png files using wget:if else condition

I am downloading folder consisting of either j2k or png file using wget. Now i want while downloading folder if user is requesting .j2k file and if .j2k file is not existing in that folder then by ...
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Save uncorrupted information from corrupted files

My university network is terrible (around 1 Mb/s down) and has too much activity, so large files usually get corrupted when I try to download them. I've tried to download the same 2.8 GB file several ...
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Is there a driver downloader for Windows [closed]

Every now and then someone asks me to format his computer and install some windows version. As you all know no drivers are installed by default other than the very basic. I download the wifi driver ...
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Why do downloads give bad files? [closed]

Why, when downloading, do network errors cause the download to finish and create an incomplete file? Shouldn't the program downloading be able to recognize that the file is of X big, and it has ...
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download a big file and avoid data corruption [closed]

Today I was downloading a 1GB file using IDM software and since the network was unstable, for many times after downloading much MBs of the file it was saying that because of data corruption it will ...
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I am supposed to get download speed of 150KB/s but I am getting 10MB/s for some sites. How come?

I have a 1 mbps connection which means I should get around 130-150KB/s download speed. Which I do. But in case of youtube I download videos at 1Mb/s or more. In case of torrent, I often get 5-10MB/s ...
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Is it possible to download entire YouTube playlist using IDM?

I download youtube video using IDM. All I have to do is use Mozilla, install a some idm download plug in and there you go. You can see IDM "DOWNLOAD" label towards the top right corner, or you can ...
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Does wget download files more than once?

Suppose there is a website where Page A links to Page B and pages A and B both link to page C. Somthing like A -> B -> C | v C If I run recursive wget on A to begin downloading the pages ...
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How to download bulk files from url with login protection(cookie)?

I need to download files in bulk each 0-2.5 MB from an Url to my server(Linux CentOS/can be any other too). The url is(only one parameter is changing): ...
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How to figure out a download or upload is in process on a linux system

I've written some anomaly detection program that recognize abnormal traffic on system, but it sometimes detect normal download or upload traffic as abnormal. Is there any way to check if a download or ...
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How much data traffic does watching YouTube take?

How much usage does watching a video on YouTube take? Does it depend on the length of the video? The quality? I'm trying to figure this out because I use a lot of online tutorials at work, and I ...
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Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?

Assuming the content is of the same quality (ceteris paribus), does streaming media (i.e. video, audio) use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading it? Say I was to download an HD movie from ...
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Bitsadmin Download Error

I saw a feed referring to downloading via bitsadmin (v.7.5.7601.17514) on Windows 7. I have trouble implementing this myself and continue to get errors when running the code when running from a batch ...
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Firefox: Disable External CSS Files from Loading

I know that I can disable the downloading of external JS files on the Firefox browser (using either about:config or certain add-ons (e.g. QuickJava)). Is there some way to block the downloading of ...
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How can i download Harvard videos?

When I track videos from Harvard,I noticed that it has rtmp protocol at the first of the video link. I have tried many programs to download Harvard videos but none worked then I noticed a program ...
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How to download lynda.com videos for offline use [duplicate]

I have access to the full library of lynda.com in the university. I would like to know how I could download the videos so that I can watch them at home. As a tip: If I send the link of the video with ...
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Vuze downloading something else?

While downloading a video and few other files along with it I found following condition Why it is showing nothing in front of 1.4 GB while total downloaded data is 2.16 MB and also speed in front of ...
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Wget downloaded more data than the actual file

I have downloaded lubuntu image using wget with mentioned file size 694MB , but the downloaded file is of size 789MB. when i do wget -c it gives that the file is already downloaded. But the file size ...
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Tracking files downloaded to USB post-event

I run a small company and a senior employee recently left. As I was about to reformat his computer I discovered that just prior to leaving the firm the employee accessed some very confidential and ...
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Determine type of archive file in Linux

I have an archive file with .tar.gz as extension grabbed from http://www.oracle.com (it is the Java Runtime Environment). I tried to decompress it using tar -xvf and tar -zxvf and it says gzip: stdin: ...
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Mass grabing part of HTML source code using shell scripts

From this page, a radio show http://www.ellinofreneianet.gr/sounds.php?s=0&p=10&o=l I want to download all the recorded shows. They are all this type of pages ...
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Using Wget to download website from Internet Archive

I am trying to download a website from the Internet Archive using Wget. The command I am trying is: wget -e robots=off --mirror --domains=staticweb.archive.org,web.archive.org -k ...
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Downloading Mountain Lion [closed]

I bought Mountain Lion from Applestore last month and was under the impression that I would get a DVD in the mail. Well I read the email received from apple yesterday and I huess I was confused. My ...
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Reported 'Receive' vs Download

My computer is reporting that I am receiving (va wifi in case that matters at 30 Mbps; the active download is downloading at around 3.4 MB/S. (Perhaps this is a difference in the MB/S vs Mbps so I'm ...
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uTorrent limit upload speed

I almost cannot browse a thing when I'm downloading anything off uTorrent and I think it's because of the constant high upload speed because it uploads at the maximum capacity of my network. Is there ...