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mariakatosvich
 
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Post Posted September 30th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Recently large file (100+megs) downloads keep failing. The download started normally, downloads for a little, then idles out and fails with no error messages. I'm currently on Windows operating system and i even tried disabling all add-ons and scan functionality in my browser and it's not my IPS giving me grief either. I've also tried with other browsers such as Explorer and chrome and have no problems with them with the same file and location.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, this is getting really aggravating...

katoda
 
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Post Posted October 1st, 2019, 3:53 am

Try to do the same with a totally new profile. Maybe one of the extensions messed with about:config (eg. by switching off browser cache) and that's why such problems? Just guessing...

therube

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Post Posted October 3rd, 2019, 11:40 am

Recently large file (100+megs) downloads keep failing.

Everywhere?
A particular site?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

dickvl

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Post Posted October 3rd, 2019, 7:41 pm

Maybe best is to use an external download manager to download large files as that application wil support resuming a failed download.
Firefox only allows to resume a paused download.

mariakatosvich
 
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Post Posted October 3rd, 2019, 10:34 pm

Thanks all for helping me out with your answers. Well the problem was not with extensions messing with about:config, it was happening on all sites but anyways, i downloaded an external DM to download large files and it worked for me.
Thanks
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