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pauland
12-12-2008, 03:15 PM
I'm taking a short online course and I need to download a large file - 2.8GB (ridiculous, I know) from the tutors server. I don't have ftp access - any way to do this via http? - firefox is baulking at 2GB. Running WinXP 32bit.

Paul

Anti-Distinctly
12-12-2008, 03:17 PM
Have you tried something like Free Download Manager?

pauland
12-12-2008, 03:40 PM
No. I'll check it out. Thanks.

Paul

Hopper
12-12-2008, 04:00 PM
You could always do the unthinkable ... use IE.

pauland
12-12-2008, 05:31 PM
You could always do the unthinkable ... use IE.

It's hard to think that IE could be better than FF.. ;-)

Hopper
12-12-2008, 06:14 PM
Not usually, but there are times when FF just won't do it. That, and when the memory leaks set in... yeah .. I gotta go IE to get things done sometimes. FF sucks at http proxies with SSL certs too. Whoever designed that part of it needs to be shot. One of the most basic functions of secure web data xfer and FF totally screws the pooch.

pauland
12-12-2008, 10:09 PM
Not usually, but there are times when FF just won't do it. That, and when the memory leaks set in... yeah .. I gotta go IE to get things done sometimes.

You will pleased to know ie sucks as much as FF in this task. It seems to be related to a winXP 32bit 2GB limitation - lots of stuff on google about it.

Anyway file size was ridiculous and file has now been split.

Thanks for the responses.

kingofdcp
12-15-2008, 11:33 AM
You will pleased to know ie sucks as much as FF in this task. It seems to be related to a winXP 32bit 2GB limitation - lots of stuff on google about it.

Anyway file size was ridiculous and file has now been split.

Thanks for the responses.

yeah, i think you should use internet download manager, so you can resume when you want :)

Phil
12-15-2008, 11:50 AM
wget from unxutils.sourceforge.net

It's commandline, but free, autoresuming and all that good stuff.