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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Disable “open with” option on Firefox downloads (force Firefox to always save all files)

The symptoms Users open their web mail accounts, click on some attachment, and click "Open with Word". Users edit their precious documents for hours. Users save word doc and exit. Users can't find ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I disable external CSS files from loading in Firefox?

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 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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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 ...
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Firefox 32: Download fails; cannot read from source

I'm running Firefox 32, and am currently unable to download files. This is the error message I get, for every single download: C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Temp\Ch+rOsoW.pdf.part could not be ...
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Modifying names of files BEFORE wget downloads them (not renaming local versions)

I have a website filesystem wherein each file has two copies, a summary copy and a large copy, with different names. For example, a large copy file might be pages/info/GK2grkG23r_lg.html while in the ...
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How would I download this website so that it works offline?

I want to be able to use this tool offline: http://wigflip.com/ds/ How can I download it so it remains functional?
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How to automatically download many images

I need to download all pictures from this site: http://bobrowo.org.pl/galeriav.php I tried to do something with HTTrack but didn't work very well. It would be awesome to save dates and descriptions ...
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Trouble downloading Office 365 [on hold]

I am trying to download Office 365 and I get an error message that Office "Couldn't install" and asking if my internet connection is working or if I have enough free space. My internet is working and ...
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Wget - Problems recursively downloading with authentication

So I'm trying to download the entire domain of a private wiki page. I've saved the cookies in a cookies.txt file and using it with wget for authentication like so: wget --load-cookies=cookies.txt ...
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Logging full network connection like in browser

Can I set my browser or download a special application to log/download everything that is going through network while browsing a site? When I open a website in Firefox, it downloads the files to ...
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Is softicle.com legit? [closed]

I was recently trying to re-install a Windows 8 machine, when I discovered that no installation media was provided with my machine. I then discovered this website, softicle.com. Here you can download ...
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Downloading an authenticated large file with command line tools

I need to download a file sized around 1.6GB. I's like to get it download via a command line tool like axel, wget or curl However, how can I download a file which needs to be logged in to the site ...
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Automatically download images

I am looking for a way to automatically download a gif image from a web-page. The problem is that I want to generate a list of URLs and then save a single gif image from each of them which is a map in ...
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Was my mozilla download corrupted after a system wake up?

I have a windows 7 OS with a mozilla firefox browser. I had a large ISO file being downloaded on it while I carelessly put the system in standby without pausing the download. Although the download ...
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in bash, how to load and execute an external bash script from a server, like github?

I'm thinking maybe I could have my ~/.bashrc (or other such customization bash file) live on my github and load it from whatever remote shell I log into with a command. Is that possible, and if so ...
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Zip files that are downloaded get corrupted many times randomly

I regularly download my torrent directly, instead of using a client, via filestream. Lately I've noticed that my downloads get corrupted many a times, especially zip files. Yesterday I downloaded a 8 ...
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My internet speed is 100 Mbps but my download speed is only 250 kbps Why?

I live in Denmark in the city of Fredensborg, my internet is living its own life, sometimes it has a download speed of 250 Kbps and sometimes it's 750 Kbps, it doesn't matter if I turn all my pcs and ...
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AWS S3 cp does not download 40 GB file

I just uploaded a 40GB backup file from my linux EC2 machine to an S3 bucket. However when I want to download it the aws command ends with no message and nothing was copied. Here is my command: ...
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“Windows can't open this file” when downloading torrent with Chrome

Previously when I was clicking on a "get this torrent" button in Chrome, it would just download the .torrent file. That is the expected behaviour. Someday, probably surfing too late and too tired, I ...
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WGET downloading extremely slow

I am using the following command wget -r -np -k -p http://www.site.com/dir/ To download a small archive of files(there is a couple hundred files so I don't want to click download on each one and ...