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zzz

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Hi,
I'm on dial-up and using Firefox 1.5.0.9.

I need a Downloader that will restart a dropped download.
I want to download Photoshop CS3 Beta (331mb).

Freeware would be nice but I would pay for a good program.

Thx:)
AZ
>PS> Speed is secondary.
 

PCG342

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Internet Download Manager is nice, and it supports simultaneous downloads, but it became too much of a hassle for me, so I went back to normal downloads [Verizon DSL]
You can get a free trial. As I said, it works quite well, but I just became too impatient.
 

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What's wrong with the download manager that comes with Firefox? It works very well, and you already have it. Of course, I'd upgrade to Firefox 2.0.0.1 as well...
 

zzz

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JohnWill said:
What's wrong with the download manager that comes with Firefox? It works very well, and you already have it. Of course, I'd upgrade to Firefox 2.0.0.1 as well...
Hi John,
I like everything about Firefox except...it doesn't resume a dropped (incomplete) download.
You have to start over.

I'm not implying that Firefox drops the download, but my dial-up connection does.
Then I have to start over.
(In this case of a 331mb download, the chances of a complete download w/ Firefox is nil).
Thus my interest in a downloader that resumes broken downloads.

IEX used to resume a download from the point of interruption. Not so with Firefox.

I'm surprised Firefox has not implimented this feature.

AZ:confused:

<"Thx everybody for your replys..(y)">
 

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I have a 15mbit connection, so downloads don't get a chance to drop before they arrive. ;)

I didn't realize their download manager didn't resume, that indeed does suck!
 

zzz

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JohnWill said:
I have a 15mbit connection, so downloads don't get a chance to drop before they arrive. ;)

I didn't realize their download manager didn't resume, that indeed does suck!
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Yeh..oh well, anyway.:)
Somebody should write an extension (plugin).
I can't or I would.
I do graphics:rolleyes:

Enjoy!
AZ;)
 
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I have a fast broadband connection so I have never needed a download manager, but you might check this add-on for Firefox.
You can try it and if it doesn't work, remove it.
DownThemAll
The features are described here.
 

PCG342

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Edit: I just checked it out. This download manager gets my approval. Thanks, Augie!
 

zzz

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PCG342 said:
Edit: I just checked it out. This download manager gets my approval. Thanks, Augie!
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Augie,
You da man.
That's what I was looking for!
Much Obliged..

Peace Brother.
AZ(y)
 
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