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Inability to RESUME download in ffox - how can you see if server supports resume e.g. any of the filehosts

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Inability to RESUME download in ffox - how can you see if server supports resume e.g. any of the filehosts

hi: i have been trying to dl from filepost (file size 260) and occasionally it stops at 240. i tried the answer in support to "dummy resume:" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/672203?esab=a&as=aaq

it did not work. how can i test if the site allows resume?

or do i need to test for a specific file on that filehost allows resume?

thankyou

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Re: Inability to RESUME download in ffox - how can you see if server supports resume e.g. any of the filehosts

Hi Cor-el I found Opera. Opera browser does not compare to firefox greatness. Nor does their support help forums.


But Opera does have RESUME button on their download window. The trick with opera, is to open the download manager in a new window, and make it look like Firefox great add-on DownloadManager Tweak.

then it looks the same, so you know what your doing AND it has a download / RESUME button


fyi:

> I tested Opera Download on all the failed ones (trying the tricky rename workaround) Opera RESUMED in all 9 test cases.

> and where i could not get firefox to resume, not once in all 9 test cases.



so my conclusion is the workaround is not very good. And it had nothing to do with the server i was downloaiding from (in these 9 test cases)

perhaps..... in a future version: - firefox can also have the wonderful resume button, and the add-on Download Manager TWEAK, can also have the RESUME download button.

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Re: Inability to RESUME download in ffox - how can you see if server supports resume e.g. any of the filehosts

It is possible that anti-virus software is corrupting downloaded files or is otherwise interfering with downloading files.
Try to disable the real-time (live) scanning of files in your anti-virus software temporarily to see if that makes downloading work.

See:

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Re: Inability to RESUME download in ffox - how can you see if server supports resume e.g. any of the filehosts

thankyou for suggestion core-el antivirus already DISABLED on downloads.

frequency of iccurrence is high for me over Christmas period I downloaded 30 separate files. Firefox failed 8 times. stopped at 70-80%. was 3 separate file hosts.

connection was not lost in each of these times successful downloads with each of 3 file hosts had occurred

resume failed.

so, me, dumbfounded. --- i since stumbled on opera. which supports résumé as button on DMgr

so next fail I can use opera to test résumé


as when I redownloaded the failed file, using firefox, it worked

help.... I love my Firefox :-)

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Re: Inability to RESUME download in ffox - how can you see if server supports resume e.g. any of the filehosts

Hi Cor-el I found Opera. Opera browser does not compare to firefox greatness. Nor does their support help forums.


But Opera does have RESUME button on their download window. The trick with opera, is to open the download manager in a new window, and make it look like Firefox great add-on DownloadManager Tweak.

then it looks the same, so you know what your doing AND it has a download / RESUME button


fyi:

> I tested Opera Download on all the failed ones (trying the tricky rename workaround) Opera RESUMED in all 9 test cases.

> and where i could not get firefox to resume, not once in all 9 test cases.



so my conclusion is the workaround is not very good. And it had nothing to do with the server i was downloaiding from (in these 9 test cases)

perhaps..... in a future version: - firefox can also have the wonderful resume button, and the add-on Download Manager TWEAK, can also have the RESUME download button.