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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Streaming is much slower than Downloading

I have a media server at home that I use to distribute media to players in the house. I have recently set up a VPN so that I can access my media remotely, but I have noticed something odd. If I move ...
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All zip files downloaded as 7zip

Ever since I downloaded 7zip, and even after I uninstalled it, is that all my zip files are downloaded as 7z files. How in the world can I stop this?! I have been looking for answers for about a month ...
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Problems downloading remotely from IP Camera using iVMS-4200 software

I have access on a few IP camera through iVMS-4200 software. I can live view them and also load remote playback for previous recordings. However, when I try to download a specific video, I have the ...
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Certain downloaded files take minutes to become usable

I'm on Windows 8.1 Pro, but this problem also happens on my W7 Premium computer. I sometimes download files but am unable to use them for 2-3 minutes after they've been downloaded. It happens ...
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Transmission doesn't connect internet after ip address change

After I've changed ip address on raspberry pi I've got problem with torrent client Transmission. It doesn't start download or upload of torrent file. I've updated /etc/network/interfaces, but it ...
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Download images from a site

I want to download images from a site say, xyz.com which has the following directory structure: ./a/b/c/d/pikachu.jpg There are thousands of images inside d directory and they are directly ...
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Download all contents of a directory automatically?

Here you can see a directory that contains some sub-directory and there a a lot of PDF files. Is there any way to download all of them automatically?
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Bulk SFTP download of files specified by URL preserving directories

I have a list of several hundred files I need to pull via SFTP. They are located in various directories and I need them to be in the same directory setup on my local machine. It is important the files ...
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Bulk Download Images with Organization

I have a list of URLs (pretty much all image urls though some pdf) that I need downloaded. I have found a variety of options for bulk downloading and these would work but I need them to be organized ...
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How to download Facebook sticker as .png or .jpg extention?

I want to collect Facebook stickers as .png or .jpg files. If anyone already has them, please share with me. Or, is there a way to download them? Currently, I have a workaround solution to download ...
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Download osx from the app store without installing it

I'd like to know, if I download mac osx from the app store, will it install it ? I just want the dmg file. Don't want to install it... Thanks and sorry for my bad english.
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Do we really need to check the integrity of downloaded files? [duplicate]

I downloaded a huge amount of files, but discovered the use of md5 and sha as integrity checkers quite recently. From then I always prefer to check it for big downloaded files, even if I never found ...
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Can i repo initialize multiple source code branches in one directory?

repo is a tool that manages download of android source code from github. To download a branch (say b1) source code, we do,, repo init -u url -b b1 I want to download multiple branches (gingerbread, ...
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Multiple downloads from public source (web site), how to bypass “click on OK button” triggered by Javascript?

I'm trying to download multiple data sets from a public source, the European Union Transaction Log. I'm using the "Allocation / Compliance" search tool (in the left blue pane). From there I must ...
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“An internal error occurred in a remote procedure call (RPC)” whenever I try to run an .exe file (and System Restore isn't working anymore)

I'm a bit inexperienced, and I'm having a bit of a problem. I keep getting the error message "An internal error occurred in a remote procedure call (RPC)" when attempting to run certain programs. This ...
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Why does the download speed goes over the ISP bandwidth speed?

I have a wireless connection of 256 Kbps from my ISP. The download speed obviously varies on servers I am downloading from. But it goes all upto 181 KBps from ubuntu server and even higher from ...
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Listing the Files in a Web Page Directory via Wget

What should I write in the command line to list the files in this webpage: "http://download.xbox.com/content/5454085c/"? Files are supposed to be in ".cab" format.
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How can I update a file without downloading it again

I have a file that I want to update whenever required, not scheduled, but I don't want to download the large file (approx. 110 MB) over and over again. Is there any way to fill in the missing data to ...
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VPN boosts internet speed?

I have extremely slow internet speeds (Capped at 1mb/s download and 50kb/s upload). For some reason, I was messing around with different VPN's and suddenly noticed that while downloading a big while ...
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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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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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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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Torrent downloads fine on one connection but very slowly on another

I’ve been downloading a fairly large torrent (it’s about 30gb of some stuff a friend overseas put together for me, mostly anime) for a while now. 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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Download speed vs SpeedTest results

I'm currently subscribed to 500M fiber package with Asus AC68U Router and Asus PCE AC68 dual band network card. I'm connected on the 5ghz band and pinged over 250 Mbps download speed results on ...
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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 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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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. ...