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3 browsers have quit after 2.00GB. MS says this is a problem w/ IE6, but afaik says nothing about IE7. But it did the same thing. This is after I tried in Netscape 8.
So ... can anyone suggest a browser that will work?
Is the file only available via http? If so, blame the distributor, http isn't meant for the transfer of files of that size. FTP is a much better solution, using a proper FTP client (Filezilla, for example) which supports resuming and pausing downloads. BitTorrent is a good alternative too. Is the file available via FTP or BitTorrent?
This unlikely to be browser-related since the download operation would simply use the API function WriteFile to keep adding data in blocks of a few KB.
Your best bet would be to use an FTP client I think.
[edited by: Robin_reala at 2:50 am (utc) on Feb. 18, 2007]
Firefox 2 quit at the same place -- 2GB.
Opera 9 got further, but errored out at 2.1 GB.
I gave up & ordered the DVD ... It's not the $6 shipping I mind, but I wanted it w/o waiting 2-4 weeks!
Would have done FTP, but they put it only on the HTTP site.
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions.