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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Windows 10 upgrade window says: [Download starting…] but nothing happens

I click on the system icon (right bottom, taskbar) to upgrade to Windows 10. Then I get exactly this window: I waited, and waited. I opened the command prompt (cmd.exe) and used the netstat command ...
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How can I download an entire website?

How can I download all pages from a website? Any platform is fine.
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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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Quicker way to download files from FTP server in Google Chrome

Let's say I am browsing an ftp server, and there is a ton of files I want to download. Usually I go about it by [Right-Click link] + [Click "Save link as.."] + [Click "Save"] While this works, ...
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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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Where can I find the VMware vSphere client?

VMware's download site is very frustrating. I am unable to find where the download link to the vSphere client is. Did they rename this tool? How can I get it?
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Is downloading multiple files faster than downloading one file at a time?

Sometimes there's a need to download multiple files from somewhere. The protocol I'm specifically interested in is HTTP, however this question is also relevant to FTP or any other non-P2P protocol for ...
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How to increase Chrome's connections-per-server?

Google Chrome (by default) only allows 6 concurrent connections per server. For example, when we download files from dropbox, we can only download a maximum of 6 files concurrently. How do we change ...
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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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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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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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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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Create a complete local copy of a website using Wget

OK, here is what I need : I'm on Mac (Mac OS X 10.6.8) I want to completely mirror a website on my hard drive (this is what I'm using as a test) I want all images and prerequisites there, so that ...
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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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Download Virus/Malware Purposefully

Where can I download a virus, work, trojan, etc. for analysis? Yes, I'm actually hunting for malware, rather than keeping it at bay and hiding behind antivirus software and firewalls. I plan to ...
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How Can I Not Show the Green Download Progress Display for Google Chrome in the Windows Taskbar?

I use Windows 7 and when downloading with Google Chrome, the icon in the taskbar has a partially green background that indicates the download progress. Is there a way to not show this green status ...
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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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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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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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Downloading from Internet directly to google drive

I download a file from the Internet to the google drive folder on my local computer. In this case, the file is first downloaded to my local computer and then uploaded to google's servers from my local ...
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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 Drive won't let me download my files

I Recently uploaded a .PSD file from work to my personal Google Drive so I can download and work on it at home. Today when I went onto my Google drive to download this file, when I pressed the ...
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Why is my actual download speed less than that found by by speedtest.net?

I ran my Internet connection through SpeedTest.net which claims that it finds out the actual Internet speed, much lower than that promised by my ISP. But—while downloading—the speed is much lesser ...
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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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How to download list of files from a file server?

How would I download a list of files from a file server like this one http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/ ? I suppose I could use wget but then it tries to get all the links and the html file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Recursive download (`wget -r`) equivalent for Firefox?

I have a website, and I want to download all of the pages/links within that website. I want to do a wget -r on this URL. None of the links go "outside" of this specific directory, so I'm not worried ...
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How to download all images from a website (not webpage) using the terminal?

I want a command that I type a URL, for example photos.tumblr.com, and it download all photos on this site in a folder, but not only images of the site's homepage. This command need to download the ...
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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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Downloading Deeply Embedded Flash Videos?

I have been trying to get a couple of videos from 9now.com.au (previously 9jumpin.com.au). Unfortunately standard video downloaders don't have much success on ninemsn pages (thats what 9now.com.au is ...
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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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Where can I download Windows 8 legally, from Microsoft?

I obtained a licence key for Windows 8 through DreamSpark. Is there a way to download a Windows 8 ISO image like you could for Windows 7? I am on a non-Windows machine, so I cannot use the Secure ...
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How to download a video file in Google Chrome

I like to download some of the shows from Channel 9. This was no problem in Opera, but in Google Chrome I'm not quite sure how to do this. When I click on a link to a wmv file it starts to stream it ...
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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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Does wget have a download history?

I have used wget to download several compressed packages(in a failed attempt to manually emulate apt-get, if that is of any significance), and I don't remember the packages' locations. Is it possible ...