Downloads in Safari

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jmmtennis91, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. jmmtennis91 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys...

    Quick question for ya: If I need to download a considerably large file (for example a 700MB file), and I lose my internet connection in the middle of it, I have to start all over, well at least I do right now. Because I need this important file, my computer is deciding not to work, and it keeps stopping the download because I lose internet connection for less than 30 seconds. Is there any way that I can even say if the download is at 200MB/700MB, resume the download after I lose internet? Now, I every time I lose internet, have to completely start the download over.

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It depends on whether the server supports resume or not. Even if it does I'm not sure if Safari supports resume or not...
     
  3. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yes Safari supports resuming if the server does. e.g. downloading from Apple supports resuming but not Rapidshare with a free account.
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    I use iGetter for large downloads and it works fine. Can queue too.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ can you limit the download bandwidth like in BitTorrent Clients?
     
  7. eXan macrumors 601

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    Yes.
     
  8. memo90061 macrumors 6502

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    how do you do it? i was download a 2.5gb file and the computer froze and had to restart. i forgot i was downloading and when i opened safari nothing was in the downloads window. i still have the .download file in the downloads folder.
     

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