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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How to download from a URL containing too many megabytes of text to open it in a browser, without installing software?

I need to provide a process for people in a tightly controlled corporate Windows environment, who can't access PowerShell or install wget-like software, to download very large XML files from web ...
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What's the protocol that makes a browser downloads instead of launching an app for a file?

An <a href="....mp3"> link would make most browsers launch the default media player to open the mp3 file. <a href="...mp3" download> would make some Html5 browsers download, ie saves, the ...
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How to resume interrupted Firefox download?

Basic question, how do I resume interrupted / failed downloads in Firefox?
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Download files from Page with predefined filter

I want to download all *.pdf files from a website. (https://www.parlament.gv.at/PAKT/PLENAR/) But when I open the URL, only the first 50 documents are listed (and also downloaded with WGET) So I ...
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How to use wget to download pdf from sci-hub links

I actually post this on stack overflow at first, However, I got immediately close vote. So I tried it here. http://sci-hub.cc/ is a site aim to share academic papers freely around the world. For ...
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Transfering Unfinished IDM files from one computer to another

I just formatted my laptop which contains heavy uncompletted IDM download files, but before I did, I saved all files in C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\IDM\ , now how can I resume these downloads on ...
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Automatically download Office 365 billing details pdf

Is there a fairly easy way I can easily download the pdfs containing the billing details from Office 365 automatically whenever I get my monthly email saying that new billing details are available? ...
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Which Linux driver should I download for my AMD Radeon R6?

I have a Dell laptop with a AMD Radeon R6 graphics card. The download's site for AMD drivers (http://support.amd.com/en-us/download) let's you either automatically detect and download the correct ...
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Challenging RTMP stream

I can't figure out how to download this RTMP stream. I got all the info here extracted from Firefox: netstreambasepath=http://streamin.to/embed-stx1jx4ysd5a-828x480.html id=vplayer file=...
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Thunderbird won't download some emails

Because of some frustrations with Mac Mail, I switched to Thunderbird which I've used in the past. Unfortunately, it only downloads some of the emails. If I check on the server, there are still ...
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Filezila website Forced me to download via SourceForge when using Vivaldi

Recently I downloaded FileZilla FTP software. When I visit the download page in FileZilla website via vivaldi browser, I was redirected to sourceforge to download the Filezilla. Even there I can ...
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Windows Update always start to download Windows 10 Upgrade under Windows 8.1 OS

I have over 171 updates to do (under Windows 8.1) but I can't launch them because every time I click on the Install Updates button, Windows 10 Download is starting, and I don't want it. I took care ...
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Chrome suddenly disabled “IDM extension”?

I didn't have this problem till now, but today suddenly chrome disabled my "IDM extension" so i searched a lot, but the results i found were out-of-date (<2015) so is this problem solved or still i ...
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How can I filter a list of files to download those that don't already exist?

I have downloaded some files into a folder, but the download was interrupted and not all the files were downloaded. I do not want to redownload the gigabytes-worth of files I already have; I now want ...
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Google Chrome automatically clears my Downloads page

On both Windows and Arch Linux, I find that when a download completes in Chrome, it disappears from the downloads page and from the downloads bar at the bottom of my browser window. Pray, how can I ...
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How to use Akamai Netsession interface with firefox and other apps?

I have Akamai Net session Interface Installed on my laptop but I don't know how to use to by integrating it in Mozilla Firefox and other apps for downloading purpose. How Can i do it? Plz provide a ...
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Check MD5 of a file header hosted on a webserver

I am writing a bash script to periodically download a setup file using cURL. The problem is the following, the file is around 110 MB and always have the same filename. I can download the file, check ...
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Download very large files with HTTP

I'm downloading the PlaceNet compressed database of place images (~132GiB). Unluckily the downloaded file is corrupted. I have tried several times, each time the extraction is stopped at different ...
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Stop Chrome ignoring ERR_CONTENT_LENGTH_MISMATCH for downloads?

I sometimes find downloads made using Google Chrome get interrupted, causing files to be truncated. Chrome seems to detect this situation as ERR_CONTENT_LENGTH_MISMATCH, but then ignores the error and ...
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Finding Where Download is Coming From

How would I determine where a download (or update) from software is coming from where it doesn't give the user a URL? Take for example Google Chrome Web-Based Installer, Origin Updates / Game ...
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Is there a way to list before download all PDF links in a web pages?

The answer of question Download all PDF links in a web page? is useful for me. But I'like to know if there is ways to list but not download all PDF files, e.g., to know all files' size at first.
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How to correctly set paths/domains in explorer filter in internet download manager(IDM)?

I have a link http://www.nptel.ac.in/courses/115101012/. I want to download all pdf files under this directory. for example, www.nptel.ac.in/courses/115101012/downloads/M9/lec1.pdf I use grabber in ...
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How can I “allocate” internet bandwidth to a specific app or device

So, I need to download a huge sized game (GTA 5). Its size is about 70 GB, but as my internet connection is not stable (sometimes fast, sometimes slow) and sometimes is very low, I need a way to "...
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how to use curl or wget to download a text file off a website?

i am trying to access eoddata.com to download a list of stock prices at the end of everyday without having to do it myself manually. the full url i am trying to access would be something like: http://...
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PC stutter / freeze when downloading at over 200mpbs, safe mode works fine @ 700mpbs+

I have been looking for a solution on both the internet, official support sites and whatnot and can't find a solution for my problem. Maybe someone here can help me troubleshoot further. So, the ...
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Makes downloads go to Word

Every time I try to download it goes to Word and will not open up up the file. I am using Firefox as my browser. I have gone to Options > Applications to make the correct changes.
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Why can't I download all files at high speed when I can stream HD YouTube videos without buffering?

I recently got a new internet connection. When I am watching videos on YouTube, there is no buffering for 720p or 1080p videos. If I download these videos using YouTube Download Manager, I get a ...
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How to download/extract half a file

There is a Google Ngram file that I want to download which is like a Terabyte in size (after extraction). It's too big for me to download, but I don't need the whole file all at once. I could just ...
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How to handle .ics files properly on MAC OSX?

With CATSone we can download .ics files to share calendars between collegues. When I click this download link on Windows, the .ics file is downloaded after which I can import it in my Outlook calendar....
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Set Microsoft Edge to not close while downloading?

Microsoft Edge 25.10586.0.0 on Windows 10 build 10586 allows you to close it while it is downloading something, losing all progress on the download. I noticed this while using Google's excellent ...
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Why Is My Powerline Adapter Not Giving Me My Download Speed

I recently bought a powerline adapter, the TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter, to be exact. But can't get more than 2MBps while downloading anything, whether it be on Steam or just ...
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What happens to a cancelled download in Chrome?

What happens to a download started in incognito mode when you cancel it? Does it get deleted? Or is there a temporary file somewhere?
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How make a list with all download URLs terminating with tar.gz within a web directory

So, I want download all files terminating with tar.gz in this URL per example: http://ns334561.ip-5-196-65.eu/~fgscenery/WS2.0/ but i need it with format of a list like: http://ns334561.ip-5-196-65....
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Recover firefox blocked downloads after clearing downloads list

I used Firefox to downloaded a .rar file which is considered containing a virus or spyware. Blocked: May contain a virus or spyware I've checked the C:\Users\User\Downloads and I see the file ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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 ...