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Questions tagged [download]

A download is a computer process of receiving data from another source.

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Download a File from a URL [closed]

I am trying to download a file from its URL using Windows Powershell as follows invoke-webrequest -uri "http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/pamslight/pdf/4e415453/EG/C/EN/AIP/AD/EG_AD_2_EGFF_en" -outfile "...
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How to let search engines index form-locked PDFs

I'm using download manager, that locks the downloading of PDF until the user fills out a lead form. But the data in PDF is valuable and should be indexed by search engines. Any idea how can I achieve ...
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Form-locked PDFs in JSON-LD

I'm setting up downloads functionality with form-locked PDFs - available after the user fills-out a form. I want the PDFs to be indexable by search engines though. Im trying to create a JSON-LD markup,...
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Embed vs downloaded gif

I'd like to insert some GIF's on my blog but I have 2 questions that I can't find an answer: Is it better to embed the GIF (with the code provided by Giphy for example) or to download it firt then ...
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Firefox doesn't update cache of a downloadable zip file. Why?

I have a small website (hosted on a shared Linux/PHP server) where I allow users to download my software. It comes in a form of a ZIP file that people can download. I just noticed today after having ...
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HTTP redirection target has Content-Disposition header so browsers show the redirecting URL. Does that affect SEO?

www.example.com/fpdfile/ gets a 301 to www.othersite.example/filepdf/ and there we have attached Content-Disposition header. The user sees only the www.example.com/fpdfile/ in address bar, but the ...
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Google Chrome anti-virus checks take too long for downloads from our site. Can it be bypassed or sped up?

I host a windows software website. I noticed that new version of Google Chrome checks downloaded files presumably for viruses and it takes about 10-20 seconds to complete. Is there any way to white ...
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My download link I crafted on my site does not work on new browsers yet follows standards

In an effort to serve excellent image files to only legit guests of my site, I needed to make PHP code. I narrowed the problem down to a few lines of code as follows: The first piece is a simple web ...
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Saving all images from a website in nested folders

I've been asked by my supervisor to save all of the images from a website for backup purposes. I've been given admin privileges to the site, and there are 132 images, spread across several nested ...
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How to track digital product sales from third-party vendors

Hopefully this question is in the right place. We are using WordPress with WooCommerce. We sell homeschool curriculum in print and digital versions. Our distributors currently sell our print ...
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How do I create a URL identical to the direct download URL created by my browser when I save a file from the web?

I am streaming video files from the web using VLC player but most files I can only stream with a direct download URL to the file, as opposed to the file URL as it appears on the web. To be specific, ...
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Clicking on the downloaded jQuery file gives errors from the source “Microsoft JScript compilation error”

When trying to open Jquery after installing it on Chrome, I get this error: And when I download it on Firefox, I get this error: Can anyone tell me how to fix these issues? I'm using Windows 10, if ...
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Does CloudFlare's analytics support download statistics on individual files?

I'm planning on using CloudFlare with our website but I need to make sure that I can still provide download statistics for some of the files which will inevitably be cached. I couldn't find anything ...
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Can files such as PDF and JPEG be stored in MySQL BLOBs to keep them off the webserver?

Situation: Users upload documents through web form and the documents are stored in MySQL (InnoDB) as MEDIUMBLOB. The rationality of this versus to store the original document on the webserver is the ...
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PDF download fails because of…what?

On trying to download a pdf file my Firefox downloads a file without file ending and means it would be an application/octet-stream file: Only after a manually add to the file the ending pdf i become ...
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Should the availability of digital purchases be marked as OnlineOnly?

Since the ItemAvailability seems to deal primarily with physical objects, I wanted to make sure that OnlineOnly could be applied to digital downloads. Or, should digital downloads not have an ...
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Is it an overkill to specify the accept-ranges header for small HTML pages?

I tested my site homepage through rigor.com (formerly zoompf.com) and they believe all resources should have an accept-ranges header, but since my HTML code size is under 20 KB (mostly under 10 KB), I ...
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Is there a way to block wget from crawling and downloading my website?

I do not want ANY of my alleged website to be crawled and downloaded (css, images, html, etc). Is there a way to block wget completely?
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How can I make Apache wait for images to be fully written to the storage drive before serving them?

I'm using fswebcam to take pictures from my webcam and write them to /var/www so that anybody can view them from my website. The problem is that my server is a Raspberry Pi with a slow SD card. It ...
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How to tell search engines to not index entire image domain without making them waste server bandwidth or making google complain

From what I learned, there's one way I could cause all URLs on a domain strictly serving images not to be indexed and that is with the x-robots-tag HTTP header. Now I check my logs and find out that ...
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Google Chrome blocking downloads from my site

Google Chrome has started to block downloads from my website. I get MyApplication.application may harm your browsing experience, so Chrome has blocked it. The files on the website are clickonce ...
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Does Google/YouTube allow downloads on embeded YouTube videos?

I have a music website where I embed music videos from YouTube. I plan to allow my website users to download these embeded videos using third party plugin for free. Does Google permit this or if I do ...
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How to download all queries from Google Search Console Analytics?

In Google Search Console, in Search Analytics, it only lets you download 999 lines of data. How do I download all queries from Google Search Analytics in Google Search Console?
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requesting for downloadable files via HEAD

I bet google is checking web pages via HTTP HEAD and HTTP GET request methods. So I'm thinking I should also allow proper header output for downloadable files from my website via HTTP HEAD request but ...
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How to offer high quality image downloads without making google upset

My website consists of thousands of photos online that people can see. The photographer creates the photos using the highest quality settings possible and then uploads them. Then my php scripts use ...
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How to stop parallel downloads

In my server logs I noticed random sets of IP's originating from china that are downloading the same file of about 16MB every couple of hours, and every time the computer downloads it, it starts the ...
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Is pagespeed insights over the top with downloads?

On my website I have a page that displays an image in optimized form. I made it display at 60% compression/quality instead of 100%. I also have the link to download the full 100% quality image to ...
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Weirdly long requests in Chrome, but not in Safari

I have a Wordpress test installation built from the data of a preexisting site running on GoDaddy Shared Linux Hosting. Recently, I installed a new theme to test. I started noticing weirdly long ...
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Cause a PDF from a website to be viewed automatically, even on phones

I have a PDF on my website. It works fine when on a computer, but on a phone, there is an extra step for the user. After going to the link with the PDF, they then have to click a link to view it. ...
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Browser will not cancel the request if routed through PHP

I have a site which has a feature that causes Apache to route all requests for files in a particular directory through a PHP script via .htaccess. A problem has come up that I'm not sure how to ...
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Why do some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget?

I noticed that some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget like this: if ($http_user_agent ~* LWP::Simple|wget) { return 403; } Why block Wget? If I use the above code in my Nginx ...
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How to make files (hosted on free hosting website) ready for 'fast download'?

I have hosted some files on a free website hosting account. I am used to transferring my files via an FTP client and it works well. But sometimes I need to download the files via a web browser. Here ...
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Preventing download of files while allowing them to be viewed

We have a site with a login area for customers to download documents that the client uploads for them. Got some 'sensitive' documents though that the client is forbidden from making available for ...
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Set of icons available to download freely [closed]

I need to use icons in my website. It has facility to add, edit, search, review etc. So I need to use Icons for the same. I tried googling but not getting it as expected. Can someone help me to ...
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Can secret URLs be used to protect files?

I would like to know if I can offer private downloads in my website (only available to certain users) by placing all the files in a /download folder and make sure it doesn't show the index of all the ...
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Webshop for digital goods with voucher / gift card system [duplicate]

I'm searching for a webshop which provides the following: The shop offers digital goods (like mp3) User can buy a voucher / gift card @Reseller (Or there is a code provided in the CD) User can enter ...
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How to copy a web page as static content (no JavaScript)

Part of my job is to create mockup designs for clients, where our plugin is inside their existing website. This involves finding a page, downloading all the content, adapting it to run offline (use no ...
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How do I prevent ISPs from killing downloads of files in mid-transfer?

I run a small website with a few users, low traffic, mostly to share personal mp3 files with a small community. Depending on their ISP, my users can't always download or stream larger files. By ...
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Is there any way out so that a video available online cannot be downloaded?

Is there any way out so that a video available online cannot be downloaded ? I have checked almost every way out and found that everything can be spoofed. So does anyone knows anything else that ...
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Why sometimes images load top-bottom, and sometimes by “enhancing” resolution?

In everyday use of internet, i notice that most times, any image that loads, loads by "growing" itself vertically, from top to bottom,. that is, you first see only a few rows of pixels, and it ...
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Prevent HTML files downloaded from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified?

How to prevent my HTML files downloaded to a particular system from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified? Is there any tool or method out? Well, ...
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How to allow a file download only from a local desktop application?

I need to find a solution to allow a file download (It's an .exe file for an app update) only if the request comes from a desktop application and to block requests if they come from a web browser. ...
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Github download is deprecated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm using Github for a Open Source project, we have also used their file system so that users can download our binary ...
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Redirect AFTER Initiating download

I have a question - is there any way to initiate a download and AFTER the user has confirmed the download then redirect to another site? Is something like that possible via ASP or another language ...
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Activist shared printing material gallery

What would you say would be the best way to do this: We would like to create a section on our activist community FB page and website in order to share with everyone images and files ready for ...
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Jquery lie about size of download [closed]

When you go to jquery.com you see on top right "Grab the latest version! Choose your compression level:" its saying 32Kb for Production (compressed) version in reality when you download it its 91Kb. ...
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How to hide download file from bots? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict the download of all files in a folder? I want to make a private file available for download but not use username/password protection. I want to put the file ...
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File formats to download ringtones

What file formats and other specifications must be used to give ringtones (to download) in a website? I'm interested in giving away just one ringtone. The target audience uses smartphones with ...
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How to download an MP3 or ZIP file onto mobile devices [closed]

I want to be able to download digital goods to smartphone users (music in format .mp3 or .zip). But iPhone and iPad do not allow direct forced downloads. How can I provide mobile users with digital ...
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wget - download external images [closed]

I'm using wget -A to download images from a page. This works fine, when images are hosted on the same domain as the page. But this won't download images hotlinked from other pages (e.g. imageshack) ...