Web Downloader

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Web Downloader

#1 Post by cmmehl » Sun May 28, 2006 9:00 am

Here is another of those small and useful marvels that fit so well on the USB-stick: Web Downloader from Jose Falcao.

The author wrote it intentionally as a no-install, but initially didn't consider its use on a USB-stick, reason for which the downloadpaths messed up after each change of the USB's drive-letter. After some correspondence, he modified it to accept relative paths - so now downloads can be saved just anywhere on the stick :-)

Here is the info:

Category: Internet / Download Managers

Synopsis: Manage all your Internet downloads; drag and drop links to it's window, copy from clipboard, choose how fast and how many simultaneous downloads, were to save files to, change file names, etc. You can also stop and resume downloads at will, and use multiple threads for faster downloads. Special highlight: can make use of relative paths for the download directories.

Writes settings to: Application folder

How to extract: Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on WebDownload.exe.

License: Freeware

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP

Size on Disk: 192 kb

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#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed May 31, 2006 5:15 am

Posted to the database. Thanks!

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Re: Web Downloader

#3 Post by guinness » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:44 pm

V1.1.2.0 is now available, updated the database entry accordingly.

Tested: Portable
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Re: Web Downloader

#4 Post by I am Baas » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:53 pm

Did you use the correct paint?
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#5 Post by guinness » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:55 pm

I am Baas wrote:Did you use the correct paint?
Does it not look green on your monitor?

Edit: I tested it again and it's still Portable, what does your test show?
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Re: Web Downloader

#6 Post by I am Baas » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:41 pm

guinness wrote:
I am Baas wrote:Did you use the correct paint?
Does it not look green on your monitor?

Edit: I tested it again and it's still Portable, what does your test show?
I updated Porta'Menu entry yesterday and tested Web Downloader at the same time. I remember a registry entry... going to retest... "Hold your horses"
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Re: Web Downloader

#7 Post by I am Baas » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:03 pm

Writes to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WebDownload

Forgot to mention that it requires admin rights (and so is Porta'Menu).
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#8 Post by guinness » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:01 am

I didn't get that registry key on Windows XP SP3. I'll re-re test hitting every settings option there is.
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#9 Post by guinness » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:18 am

I checked every option and even downloaded a couple of files and still I can't replicate that registry key. Plus, I have Admin rights.
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Re: Web Downloader

#10 Post by I am Baas » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:02 am

I am on Win 7 64-bit. Did you download anything with it? Also, did you test it in a sandbox/virtual environment?

Anyone else willing to test?
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#11 Post by guinness » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:31 am

I am Baas wrote:I am on Win 7 64-bit. Did you download anything with it? Also, did you test it in a sandbox/virtual environment?
Yes, I did download, see previous comment. Please refer to this thread of how I test Portable applications.
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Re: Web Downloader

#12 Post by joby_toss » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:01 am

Yeap, it's there:

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Re: Web Downloader

#13 Post by I am Baas » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:06 am

@guinness

I get this key every single time I run Web Downloader. Can you search the registry for that key after you exit Web Downloader (before you clear the sandbox). Maybe use something else than System Explorer.
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#14 Post by I am Baas » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:08 am

Oh, thanks joby_toss. I was going nuts over this. Is it just a Win 7 64-bit issue?
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#15 Post by guinness » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:14 am

I am Baas wrote:Can you search the registry for that key after you exit Web Downloader
Yeh I did that and nothing still. Perhaps we're back to the same problem as with TrueCrypt.
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