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    Problem with Windows download manager (XP Home SP-2)

    Too often when downloading larger files, e.g., 10 megs +, Windows download manager "stalls" and I have to cancel the download session. Most of the time I can then switch to FlashGet and get the file without a problem. But in some instances, certain sites block the use of 3rd-party download managers and thus I am stuck using the Windows Download Manager. Would someone advise me what to look for to resolve this "stall" problem?

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    Re: Problem with Windows download manager (XP Home SP-2)

    Did you try GetRight Download Manager ? Unfortunately, it is not free...

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    Re: Problem with Windows download manager (XP Home SP-2)

    I think there might be various possible factors here, many of which might emanate from the remote server. There's also the problem of whether the server allows resuming an interupted download. I don't have an answer to this, but can add <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> by saying that I'm happy with my <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> FileZilla download manager.

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    Re: Problem with Windows download manager (XP Home SP-2)

    Alan,

    I have looked at FileZilla years ago, but unless things have changed, that is a "FTP" application and not a download manager and thus it is totally inapplicable to the downloading of files via http and https. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Problem with Windows download manager (XP Home SP-2)

    My apologies... must be having a brain-dead day. <img src=/S/newbrain.gif border=0 alt=newbrain width=21 height=22> I meant to point to Free Download Manager, not FileZilla.

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