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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Moving folders in Dropbox to an external Hard drive - on a Mac

I'm trying to move one of my dropbox folders to a backup hard drive. I am out of space on my dropbox. But... it's saying it won't download the folder as the folder is too large. What would you suggest ...
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TV Shows torrents

I have a TV shows RSS feed on my server, set to automatically download new tv shows. I also have a script that moves the TV shows into the correct folders with the correct names for Plex to use (B:\TV ...
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WinWGET download all zip files from a site

I want to download all zip files from a site using wget. The website is www.ariagiovanni.com and it is password protected. I put wget --pass --username ' ' -r -A.zip -l2 ...
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what is the most realistic way to ensure a perfect download? [closed]

There is a peculiar situation that many computer users do not realize, but it does really exist. It is when you download a file from the web, it is possible that the file is not corrupted on the ...
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How to instruct Chrome to download PDF rather than (pre)view in browser?

I have PDF file for download by users on my website. Is there a way to instruct Chrome not to view the PDF in the users browser when the user clicks the link to the PDF, but instead download the PDF ...
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Disable all downloads in Windows 8?

So I gave my son a laptop and so far I continuously have to factory reset after he downloads some virus and/or malware. He's obsessed with Minecraft and mods and that community seems to be a cesspool ...
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Where can I download the most recent release of Ephesoft community edition? [on hold]

I found this link to download Ephesoft: http://www.ephesoft.com/Ephesoft_Product/Community/Ephesoft-Community-Edition-2.4.0.7.exe but it is not the most recent version. Where can I download the ...
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IE 9 in Windows 7 is not downloading any files

Anytime I try to download any files in IE 9 it sits and spins and will not download the file it does not even show an option to run/save. It does however work in Chrome and Firefox, this is Windows 7 ...
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Change output directory for gPodder

I'd like to change directory gPodder downloads podcasts to. Default output directory in Ubuntu is ~/gPodder/Downloads/. I cannot find output directory in config. How I can change output directory for ...
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How can I force chrome to only download one file at a time?

Right now, files simultaneously download which drastically lowers the download speed
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Automate saving/email html page daily [closed]

I am looking for ideas on how to do this I have an intranet site , lets call it http://intranet/update.html if I do this manually I would 1. go to the site http://intranet/update.html 2. click ...
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Google-Chrome download rate 700KB/s but total internet speed is 350KB/s

I did a quick google search on this bug/problem but found nothing, so now I'm here hoping you guys know. Google-Chrome version: Version 39.0.2171.95 m 3g internet recever diagnistics: Modem name : ...
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What is the Downloads folder on an iOS device? [migrated]

This might seem like a simple question but what is the downloads folder on an iOS device? Is it OK to remove the contents of it? On my iPhone, I have used iExplorer to check out the contents of this ...
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Downloading site Highcharts.com [duplicate]

I'm using Highcharts in my work. And need its documantation very often. But I have an access just to a google.com, stackoverflow.com and some specific sites. Is it possible to download the site to use ...
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Recover file download from Chrome

I have been using a web app to create JSON content. The webapps show data and you can select to download the JSON data. When you click Save, Chrome shows the file download in progress and the download ...
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Audio playback file length doubled

How come when I load This Music File, the length in the player says it's length is 4:41 but when I right click > save as then open the file it's length has been doubled, so that the 2nd half of the ...
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Torrent downloads fine on one connection but very slowly on another

I've been downloading a fairly large torrent (its some stuff a friend overseas put together for me, mostly anime) or a while now - it's some 30gb. When I download from home, I get download speeds up ...
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Transfer file from Google Drive to Mediafire

Is there any way to transfer a file from Google Drive to Mediafire? I want to download a file from torrent. When using Boxopus I can't download this file directly (I get an HTTP error). So I saved it ...
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download list from a website [closed]

Let's say there is a website with a list of all companies from a specific branch in USA. This large data (let's say 10000 records) is displayed with 100 records per site (if you want more you can ...
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Some executables refuse to download on Windows 8

I'm setting up a new Windows 8.1 computer. It refuses to download certain files -- they'll download the first few hundred KB, but then stall. This happens on IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Every ...
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How do I recursively download a directory using smbclient?

When I try to fetch a directory with get "Path To\Directory\", I get the following error: NT_STATUS_FILE_IS_A_DIRECTORY opening remote file Path To\Directory How do I recursively download this ...
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Large file download causing Chrome and Firefox to crash

I've been trying to download a file of 1.2GB(and my C: drive has over 400 free GB), and the same thing happens on both Chrome and Firefox(Haven't tried IE), on two different wifi networks I've tried ...
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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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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 ...