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Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: dmag
Date: December 22, 2015 10:04AM
Hi,

Just had a 1.2 GB download flop in the last minute.
Using Firefox.

I know the partial file can be used to restart the
download at the point it failed, but I can't recall
the steps to take or where to find that file.

Would appreciate help on that.

Thanks.
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: December 22, 2015 10:11AM
Well as long as the download location has not changed you should be able to just go back to the location you initiated the download from, using FF, start the download again and it should find the partial on your computer and then resume where it stopped.
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 22, 2015 10:25AM
Have you looked at the Tools>Downloads window? That seems like a logical place for them to control resuming a download.
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 22, 2015 10:29AM
The general tab in the preferences will tell you where your default download location is. You can change it if you want to.

Firefox>Preferences>General>Downloads



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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: dmag
Date: December 22, 2015 10:32AM
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mikebw
Well as long as the download location has not changed you should be able to just go back to the location you initiated the download from, using FF, start the download again and it should find the partial on your computer and then resume where it stopped.

I thought that, too. When I do that it just
restarts the download from the beginning.

I need to locate the partial file somewhere in
one of the library folders.

Thanks.
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: dmag
Date: December 22, 2015 10:33AM
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GGD
Have you looked at the Tools>Downloads window? That seems like a logical place for them to control resuming a download.


Just restarts from the beginning. Thanks.
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: dmag
Date: December 22, 2015 10:40AM
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freeradical
The general tab in the preferences will tell you where your default download location is. You can change it if you want to.

Firefox>Preferences>General>Downloads

The download file is showing 0 bytes. Somewhere, there
is about a 1.15 GB file, the partially downloaded item.

It's somewhere in the Library. Any ideas?

Thanks.
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 22, 2015 11:36AM
There is a lot of user data in:

~/Library/Application Support
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: dmag
Date: December 22, 2015 02:29PM
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freeradical
There is a lot of user data in:

~/Library/Application Support

Yes. I looked through it and came up empty. Trying again
as I probably missed it. Thanks.
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 22, 2015 03:07PM
As I recall, not all servers are able to allow restarting a download. Or was that just FTP?
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: December 22, 2015 04:50PM
If it has a .part suffix, you might find it using Spotlight.
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Re: Failed download in Firefox. Wher eis the partial file?
Posted by: dmag
Date: December 22, 2015 05:06PM
Good idea.

Tried it but nothing came up.

I tried Curl in Terminal and still nothing.

Bizarre.

Want to thank you and everyone else for trying.
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