Can you download this?

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I'm trying to download the experimental version of Better Explorer, which is ~ 10 MB, but it always fails, ending at 960 KB. I've tried a few times already, and the last one was about 3 hours ago, and still nothing. :blink:

    This is the link: -http://better-explorer.com/?dl_id=5

    Could anyone give it a try?


    Thanks!
     
  2. guest

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    It says invalid on me. :doubt:
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    Hi.
    Download seemed ok for me.I just this minute tried it.

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  4. PaulBB

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    Works fine here. I uploaded the file on putlocker.com if you want it:
    -http://www.putlocker.com/file/130C0704CF69F0CD
     
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    No problem here as well, however, the Experimental version is a ZIP file. Perhaps something in your PC is preventing ZIP file downloads? :doubt:
     
  7. guest

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    Alright, I went to their main website and downloaded both the main installer and the ZIP experimental one. Worked just fine for me as well.
     
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  8. m00nbl00d

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    I don't think it's related to zip files, because I can download other zip files just fine.

    By the way, I previously tried to download with FDM (Free Download Manager). I now tried with Chromium itself, and got a page saying Invalid.

    FYI, I also get Invalid for the installer version as well. Odd. FDM does the start the download, but then the same that happens with the zip file happens with the exe file. :blink:

    I'm now trying with Internet Explorer 10 and see what happens. -edit- It failed as well. -end of edit-

    @ PaulBB

    Thanks, I'll download it from there and see what happens. Hopefully, I'll be able to download it. :argh:
     
  9. subhrobhandari

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    I could download the file just fine in FF.
     
  10. J_L

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    Works fine from here, not your link.

    I don't think direct links are allowed, as stated:
     
  11. m00nbl00d

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    I'm wondering if you folks are allowing comms to Google Analytics? I noticed they use it in the website. Could it be it? o_O
     
  12. guest

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    I didn't allow Google Analytics and could download just fine. Made no sense if it's the cause. :doubt:
     
  13. ascension

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    Hello everyone,

    As I am someone from the team, I'd like to clear up this case.

    Yes, downloading is only possible when you visit the page, and not by opening the download link directly. We are using a php script that checks if the user is a legitimate user and not a bot, etc - so it's no problem if you block google analytics, or you are using noscript, adblock plus (no ads on the page anyway :)), etc.

    There has been very much abuse when we offered direct links to the file, so it's now handled this way.

    I uploaded the Beta 2 setup to a directory, so that you are able to download it. it will be removed in a day or two. You can download this one with a download manager.

    -http://better-explorer.com/24h-wslink/BetterExplorerSetupBeta2.exe-


    PS: An update for B2 is coming in a few days if everything goes well.


    So, download from the page mentioned above, http://better-explorer.com/downloads/ , when I'll delete it.
     
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  14. m00nbl00d

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    Hello and welcome :)

    The problem is I couldn't download by going to -http://better-explorer.com/downloads/ either. I couldn't do it with a download manager, Chromium or Internet Explorer 10. :eek:

    You mention that the link you're temporarily providing now can be used with a download manager, so I take it that the regular download links cannot. That means that only with web browsers, and perhaps cookies need to be allowed in this situation? I haven't tried it, but I block all cookies, and never thought of it. Not sure if that's what's happening, though.
     
  15. Noob

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    It's a TRAP!!! :argh:
     
  16. ascension

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    Download a Portable version of a browser, or, for example, Chrome Canary, which uses a different profile so your main profile with all the privacy stuff is not impacted.

    https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/canary.html

    Or, you use this one to stay anonymous...

    https://www.torproject.org/



    And; you are the first to say that our Download won't work - beside the download sites that just won't link to us :)
    I've been testing the download on loads of machines, and it worked.
     
  17. ascension

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    No, sorry, I do not plant traps. Watched much Star Wars, eh? :)
     
  18. m00nbl00d

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    Well, it isn't cookies either. Yes, I just got a little be fat just now. But, this extra fat didn't help, at all. :argh:

    I wonder why I can't download it... o_O

    I'm not talking about the temporary download, but the regular ones. :argh:
     
  19. ascension

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    Click on the Beta 2 setup on http://better-explorer.com/downloads/ and you'll be able to download it. If not, download one of those two browsers above.

    you you're not able to, insert this link to your Download manager, etc.

    http://better-explorer.com/24h-wslink/BetterExplorerSetupBeta2.exe
     
  20. m00nbl00d

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    I actually get two different results. With Chromium, I get the Invalid message. With Internet Explorer 10, the download initiates, but then it stops after a few KBs have been downloaded.

    I'll have to try with other web browsers. I shouldn't have deleted Firefox from my system. There's clearly something unique to my system (considering it also affects IE10), that's preventing me from download it. :blink:
     
  21. ascension

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    All I can tell is, that it's no server-side problem :)

    The disk has been replaced a month ago and I've tested everything - and it's ok.

    It could be your anti-virus appplication, etc...
     
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  23. Noob

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    I was just kidding. Hahahahaha :D
    And yes, that quote is from Star Wars. :rolleyes:
     
  24. Heimdall

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    I was able to download from the link supplied in the OP, never visited the site...
     
  25. m00nbl00d

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    I was able to download them now. Both the beta and experimental versions.

    I believe that it was due to being in a lower speed connection these past weeks. Speed is back to its normal state now and all is fine.

    By the way, it seems that the link to download the experimental version is gone from the web site? (I had it saved, which is why I was able to download it as well.)
     
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