Supppose there are links to pdf files on a web page as follows:

exam1.pdf   from 2004
exam2.pdf   from 2005
exam3.pdf   from 2006
exam4.pdf   from 2007
exam5.pdf   from 2008

The exam*.pdfs are link to pdf files that are free to download. Downloading each individually is time consuming. Is there a way to download these at once? I do not have ftp access to these files. I use all InternetE, FF, Chrome.

Example of a page: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/chemistry/5-04-principles-of-inorganic-chemistry-ii-fall-2008/lecture-notes/

  • Some download manager plugins/addons can scan a web page for links, add check boxes or other ways to select multiple download links and provide a way to download them all.
    – Brian
    Aug 10 '13 at 21:07
  • duplicate question? yes. But we have better answers here. Simple & easier for the vast majority of people... ie those that are not a superuser. Both threads should be "merged". Original question was generic, this one is more specific and so are the answers.
    – Logman
    Aug 11 '13 at 1:22

For firefox, I recommend the DownThemAll extension. You can use the fast filtering option to batch download all files with specific extension(s) on a web page at once.


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    This is really the best answer and i have used it for several years and it is simply superb. Downthemall firefox extension.
    – ihightower
    Aug 11 '13 at 1:15

You post mentioned you use Chrome as a browser.

From the Chrome Store check out "Download Master"

Download all files linked on the web page With this extension you can download all images, videos, pdf, doc and any other file linked on the web page you are visiting.

You can choose specific set of files or use the filters to choose all files of the same type in a single click.

  • I have not used it personally
  • Download Master has been removed from Google Chrome Store. Anyone has a link to the file? Sep 7 '16 at 12:34
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    @AliHashemi The link doesn't work because that's linked to an old version. Just go to the chrome store and search for "Download Master". I just used it and it worked awesomely well. p.s. as of right now the one I found was titled "Download Master 2016" Nov 30 '16 at 22:11
  • Requires a locally installed Download Master app to work apparently.
    – RedYeti
    Jan 3 '18 at 14:57

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