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Windows 7: 5.4 GB file fails to download

10 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
5.4 GB file fails to download

Hello! I'm trying to download 5.4 GB file from Google Drive and it fails at some point after 2/3. I tried to use several browsers but still the download fails with an error: "the file could not be saved, because the source file could not be read."
Please help, i need it for my work badly!

specs: Win7 64 Bit SP1, NTFS file system, WD 1TB Caviar Black

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11 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64

Your internet connection service is getting temporarily interrupted and thus stopping the very large and lengthy download you have going on there. You need a download manager for file download manager that keeps track of how many bytes have been downloaded and, if interrupted, starts from the last known position.
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11 Jul 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

My memory fails me, but in cases where files were too big for transfer via email back in the Win3.1 days, there was a utility that broke large files into smaller chunks that you emailed individually and reassembled on the other end. I think WinZip even included the functionality in later releases. (Other codgers in the forum may remember the name of the utility I'm thinking of. No offense to the "codgers". Notice, I said "other"...) Something like that might prove useful in the future. Break the file into nice 1G chunks and store them in their own subfolder.
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11 Jul 2013   #4

7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Well, if you're willing to/already do use FireFox... DownThemAll.

That has significantly sped up my downloads. It used to take me about 20 minutes to download a 97.2 MB video file (even despite my nearly 60MBPs download speeds, slow-down was on their server end) but on that same site with the same size video, it now takes about 3 seconds and solely because of DownThemAll.

It is entirely possible if your internet speed is good enough, you could get it with that (I mean, if it can reduce 20 minutes for a 97.2 MB video file to three seconds, then it should allow you to grab that 5.4 GB file that keeps hanging at over half of the way there. Try it. You can uninstall it later if you want. It's safe or I wouldn't use/recommend it.
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17 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Didn't work... used Filezilla instead

I used Filezilla... Nothing worked
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