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My internet is spotty and so I use a download manager to ensure that the file actually makes it onto my computer.
Is there a DL manager you recommend? Is there a way to do it using Free Download Manager? --when I attempt to put in my username and password it says access is denied whenever trying to download
I had the same problem, tried to download the 700MB file for 10 times without any success.
Here is what I did to solve this problem:
1) I created the Dropbox folder in my DB account and saved the shared file in that folder. (You have to choose "Save to my Dropbox" option)
2) I installed the DB client: https://www.dropbox.com/install
3) For the DB folder on my computer I chose an option "Selective Sync" and marked only the folder on my DB account, where I saved the shared file, because I don't want all other DB files on my computer. Here the link how to do "Selective Sync":
You can pause and resume your syncing: https://help.dropbox.com/sync/pause-resume
Hope this will help. Works for me so far:))
Mod note: edited to update link in post. [last updated 2022]
Goto file’s page that you want to download
Copy browser link
File->Add New Download
Paste the link
change https://www. To dl.
And finally change dl=0 to dl=2
Press download button.
change to => dl.dropbox.com/s/4yu0frrc4fbf2br /SQLBackup%20Mirmohad.rar?dl=2#
The Dropbox client *is* a download manager - you dont need a third party one, the Dropbox client handles dodgy internet connections just fine.
If a third party download manager wants to support Dropbox, the API is publicly available. Supporting them is not the job of Dropbox, they need to support Dropbox.
Well if it is a download mananger I still receive network errors, so it's not good enough. It needs to keep retrying and get the job done like the DLM I am trying to use with DB link although DB does not seem to allow links to be copied and downloaded from other manager - this seems to be an issue with DB not my manager not supporting DB.
Indeed. I am trying for the 8th time today to download a 300 MB file. With no resume support, no doubt it will fail again. If Dropbox is a download manager then it is the worst one I have ever come across. I will certainly not be using it myself. I have already complained to the company that forces me to use it as its only download source, and will also be complaining to the manufacturer of my device who in turn use that company to provide their hardware.
0/10 dropbox- you have forced me to spend an entire day on something that should have taken minutes.
6 hours later and my download has again failed at 319 of 332 mb. I would happily throttle any representitive of dropbox if they were in front of me now. I am sure to share this with everyone that I know. An entire day wasted and I still can't get my files. Furious does not even start to describe how I am feeling right now.
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