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Thread: Problem downloading files

  1. #1
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    Problem downloading files

    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. It seems when ever I try downloading a file, when it completes the download it just says "Failed" and there's no copy of the file anywhere. Anyone know a fix for this? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Re: Problem downloading files

    What program are you downloading files with? And downloading to where? ~/Downloads/ ?

  3. #3
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    Re: Problem downloading files

    Sorry, I should have been more specific. I mean files, I'm downloading through Firefox 24 from various download sites. Programs, videos, etc.

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    Re: Problem downloading files

    I suggest you try a new profile
    Close firefox
    rename your current .mozilla folder to .mozilla-bak

    Try firefox as it is and report back

    Or another option, just install another browser such as midori and see how that works
    Ubuntu Member Always something different. Promoting Ubuntu and System 76 at TUXPC

  5. #5
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    Re: Problem downloading files

    If you have the direct link to the file (e.g. http://foo.com/bar.zip), does downloading it with wget or curl work?
    Code:
    $ wget http://foo.com/bar.zip
    $ curl -L -o bar.zip http://foo.com/bar.zip
    AND NO, that isn't a real link, just one that I made up. Don't click on it, because it might actually be a real link with very bad malware. And I forgot to disable url parsing.

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    Re: Problem downloading files

    Hello
    You can verify if you have some space free on your disk.
    df -h
    df -i

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    Re: Problem downloading files

    Quote Originally Posted by spencer the great View Post
    AND NO, that isn't a real link, just one that I made up. Don't click on it, because it might actually be a real link with very bad malware. And I forgot to disable url parsing.
    There are some "safe" domain names reserved for use as examples or in documentation, such as "example.com".
    Reference: http://tools.ietf.org/rfcmarkup?doc=2606
    Last edited by Dave_L; January 19th, 2014 at 02:19 PM.

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