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 7 Drivers for Dell Inspiron 1420

I've installed Windows 7 onto my Dell Inspiron 1420 (32-Bit). I don't have an internet connection at home, so I want to download drivers into my flash drive. I searched Dell website for drivers but ...
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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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change download folder based on website from which I download [on hold]

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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wget - download all files but not preceding folders

I'm using wget to download all files from within a folder using the -r and -np options. However this also downloads the preceding folders, which I don't want. For example: wget -r -np ...
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Windows 10 Start menu Downloads shortcut is broken

With a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro, I enabled Downloads shortcut to appear on Start menu. However when I click on it nothing happens. Other shortcuts such as Documents, Music etc all work fine. Is ...
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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 to play a Vimeo video in VLC media player?

You are able to play Youtube videos in VLC media player by going to Media > Open Network Stream and pasting in the Youtube video URL in the "Please enter a network URL:" box and pressing Play. For ...
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“Source file could not be read” error when downloading a file with Firefox

I am attempting to download a file with Firefox and I see this error: C:\Users\Lynda\Desktop\Sample.psd.zip.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again ...
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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 to limit download speed per port on the network?

Greetings, I have several computers accessing the Internet at once. And with one download a file using a download manager (either bittorrent, orbit, etc.), the computer with that softwares grabs ...
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Download a file via HTTP from a script in Windows

I want a way to download a file via HTTP given its URL (similar to how wget works). I have seen the answers to this question, but I have two changes to the requirements: I would like it to run on ...
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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 to download skype video message from the cloud?

I need to forward a video message from a contact to another contact. Skype (v. 7.14.85.106) gives me this link which opens in a browser window. After examining the streams through Chrome's network ...
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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 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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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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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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Find and download lots of sample files

To test our software with some real-world data, I want to download lots and lots of files of a specific type (say, PDF or doc). I could manually google and use some download manager extension for my ...
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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 ...
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How to disable “Cancel All Downloads ” dialog warning while directly closing firefox [closed]

Hello i wana disable "Cancel All Downloads" dialog while directly closing firefox i wanted to turn off this prompt feature And i don't have problem with download i just wanted to remove this feature ...
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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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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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Unable to download some files from internet including Java JDK

I am getting "Unknown Network error" after downloading 84% of Windows 10 Upgrade from windows 7. I tried some tips given by superusers but none of them worked. Also I am getting "Unknown Network ...
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Resuming Download in Android SDK Manager?

I was downloading packages using the Android SDK Manager. My internet connection got disconnected before the download finished and now the download does not resume and is stuck at 95% Is there no ...
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Download entire webpage (including its contents) from archive.org [duplicate]

There is a page which I want to download entirely. (vaporwave.me) It went offline in 2015, and I can only access the archived version of it in wayback machine. But I'm planning to make a mirror of it, ...
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How to download files from FTP site in one command line without user interaction (Windows)

I know there is an FTP command which can be run from command line on Windows, and it downloads a file from an FTP site. User + password are specified in "that" one-line cmd. These options + password ...
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How to bypass download restrictions other than using VPN?

Its possible that someone has blocked downloading on the network I use. But it works to listen to radio streaming or youtube in high quality. What I tried and does NOT work: -browser download ...
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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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Where can I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)?

I just bought a serial for Windows 7 on-line from the Microsoft store (the most painful shopping experience EVER!). I selected that I wanted to download my version of Windows 7 after purchase. After ...
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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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Internet Explorer 8 not letting one save .SWF's

Not ruling out this being be a GPO setting, but IE8 at my work doesn't seem to allow the download of .SWF's (As one example): Does anyone know why / possible reasons?
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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 ...
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Why do tar.gz files download faster than .zip files?

I have a Linux build server that I frequently download from and I have noticed that the .tar.gz files have download speeds approximately 3 times faster than .zip files. However, to my understanding ...
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Is there an easy way to search the web for images by keyword then download a specified number of the original full size images in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm looking for a simple way to search the internet for images of, say, 'desert landscape' or 'statue of liberty' or something and then download the first n results in the original resolutions as ...
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streaming consume less data than downloading for viewing same hd movie

If I have 10gb mobile data plan /month which option is better for watching a hd movies (a) streaming (b) watch after download.
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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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Save a single web page (with background images) with Wget

I want to use Wget to save single web pages (not recursively, not whole sites) for reference. Much like Firefox's "Web Page, complete". My first problem is: I can't get Wget to save background images ...
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How can I download files from shared Amazon Cloud Drive links through the command-line?

I have been using Amazon Cloud Drive (ACD) for a while now and I am very happy someone has developed a command-line-client for it (called acd_cli). It allows me to keep my files in "sync" with my ...
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How to make wget IGNORE certain files?

How do I make wget IGNORE certain files? I ask, since it downloads them and deletes them afterwards, since they're not required (they're excluded). But is there an option to IGNORE them BEFORE even ...
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Recursively download website on Windows preserving Unicode filenames

Normally I use GNU wget to grab websites recursively. But I want to fetch some websites with lots of Unicode URLs for various languages and I'd like to keep the Unicode in the filenames. (Here's an ...
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How to download individual cygwin packages (and/or individual files within them) without running cygwin's setup.exe on local system?

I only need specific files without cygwin environment. Is there a way for example to download latest version of some unix tools file, like for example grep.exe and latest cygwin1.exe file, and that's ...
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Mysterious .zip File

I've booted into Linux (KNOPPIX 7.2(?) on a flash drive) on my father's old laptop and have been looking around the hard drive a bit. In his Downloads folder, I have found a zipped folder called ...
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Wget download speed fluctuating

So I'm downloading an ISO from the Uberstudent website using the wget command displayed on their website. But the download speed is constantly fluctuating and I am wondering what could be causing ...
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Batch Download Picture

Why isn't this code working? :downloadPicture bitsadmin /transfer downloadPicture /download /priority normal https://www.planwallpaper.com/static/images/foggygoldengatebridge.jpg ...
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Internet download manager does not download PDF file on specific sites

I am using internet download manager latest version till the date. It is working well. But on some sites it is not downloading PDF files, instead a box opens in firefox like what to do with the file ...