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Solved: Large File Downloading

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Niessen, Jul 31, 2005.

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  1. Niessen

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    I recently purchased Visual Studio 6.0 and want to download a 132MB file with samples of the several venues comprising the Studio. Yesterday, I spent 15 hours at my machine trying to download this large file (56k Modem) and at 131+MB, my connection to my ISP broke and I lost it! I have tried several times before and after this crushing loss and have had similar problems.

    Is there any software or other means to "restart" when a downloading process has been broken off and continue the download? That seems possible, say, when downloading Microsoft service packs and upgrades . . . but can I do it too?

    Thank you!
     
  2. ceri sheeran

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  3. Niessen

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    Dear Ceri,

    Thank you so very much! The file now sits on my drive and I am off and running.

    I certainly appreciate your time in responding to my question.

    Walt
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Usually, when using the normal IE downloader, you can still resume the download by simply clicking the link again, provided that you have not closed the window that contains the link and that the file name to be saved is exactly the same.

    But a download manager saves a lot of heartache.
     
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