Help with Rapidshare

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jekite, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. jekite macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2007
    I never had a problem downloading rapidshare .rar files on my pc. After switching to a mac and trying out both igetter and Speed Downloader I find that neither seems to work well for downloading files in that they won't do it period. I have entered the correct password info to the best of my knowledge ( as server, then account info) but when I drag files to the program or use the contextual menu download options it pops up saying that there is no compressed file found, however when you download it via the browser from the rapidshare site it works fine. Stuffit expander just keeps popping up saying there is no compressed or encoded file and that I should obtain more information about the source of the file being downloaded. Any help?
  2. jekite thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2007
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Why bother with a download manager? They are nothing but trouble. Just Safari (or whatever browser) to handle downloads.

    Use UnrarX to uncompress your .rar files.
  4. jekite thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2007
    How am I supposed to download multiple file at once without a download manager? The process of logging into my rapidshare account each time I want to download is too time consuming. Also-it does not give the contextual menu choice of download linked file beaucse the links to download are not hyperlinks.
  5. micro3 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    it took awhile but an answer did come....

    I use iGetter as the manager

    i use firefox, with these choice add-ons

    flashgot <----passes links to manager
    linkification <----turns text to links
    safariview <--not necessary but nice

    you must login to RS and allow direct downloads

    goto flahgot options and set igetter as the manager, allow alt click, set referring page to nothing, check 'send cookies' and 'HTTP authentication'

    open igetter and enter your auth in preferences

    bah bah it works.

    ok so i wrote obsure instrution main cause im lazy and because you will learn alot more about this somewhat conveluted proceedure if you play a bit, not all step are probably need but i cant be stuffed toying with it now that it works. :)
  6. yohanand macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2008

    its not ur software problem, rapidshare does not allow download accelerators. Neither do other file sharing sites like filefactory etc. You have to download using ur browser. :)
  7. surfridermalibu macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2009
    rapidshare confusion

    does anyone know how to read a rapidshare file on a mac? i can download the file however i cannot open/read it.
  8. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    There is no such thing as a Rapidshare file. Rapidshare is the host and the file you downloaded can be anything; look at the file extension and do a search.
  9. nexus144 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Use JDownloader, I use it and it works great. It will download the files and even extract them automatically if you want. Just make sure you have Java installed as it needs it to run.
  10. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
  11. kosmac macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2009
    I also use jdownloader but I just can't setup it with my airport extreme base station (apple's router) to bypass waiting time between download links for free user...this router is not included in the already listed.There is any way to fix that??someone knows??

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