FlashGet's Options, click on the Tools menu, then click Options... to access
the tabs listed below.
Start main window minimized
Hide the main window, and show a tray icon when starting up.
Still download from non-resumaable sites
Some servers don't support resuming an interrupted download. Instead, they
start an interrupted download right from the start if you attempt to resume the file. If
the server doesn't support resume, this option tells FlashGet to download regardless.
Uncheck this option to tell FlashGet not to download any files from servers that don't
If error occurs stop downloa
If you've selected Still download from non-resumable sites and you
select this option, whenever FlashGet encounters an error it will stop downloading.
Auto save listed file every ____ minutes
To minimize the loss of data due to any unexpected crashes or the like,
FlashGet saves the download list every 10 minutes by default. If crashes do occur, you'll
only lose the unsaved data. You can change the value here in 1 minute increments.
Get file date and time from server
Keep the local files up to date with the ones on the server.
Start downloading on startup
This will ask FlashGet to start downloading the file(s) that were downloading
when you last closed FlashGet.
Use .jc! as file extension til the download is finished
This option appends the .jc extension at the end of every file to help
distinguish it from other files and other completed downloads. When the download is
complete, the .jc extension will disappear and the file will revert back to its
usual extension. This option is checked by default.
Auto backup download database everyday
Default.jcd is FlashGet's download database file. It contains all your download
information. If it's damaged or lost, all the information pertaining to your download
files will be lost and any unfinished downloads will not be able to be completed.
Fortunately, FlashGet backs up this important file every day. The backed-up files are
named default.bk1, default.bk2, and default.bk3. If Default.jcd is damaged or lost,
use these files to replace the lost file.
Write individual *.log file for each downloaded file
When download is completed, all the information about the file will be added to equivalent
log file (original file name plus ".log"). You can also use the Export
Infomation command in "File" to create log files at anytime.
Min Segment Size
Select a minimum segment (Jet, or split) size here. Sizes under this value will not be
assigned any Jets (splits). The value here shouldn't be too small.
FlashGet allows you to use multiple proxies. Why might you need
The "Road Map" of the Internet is very complex. Your packets can reach their
destination in many different ways, and some routes are much faster than the others. You
cannot specify the route for your packets directly, but you can control it by using
different proxies. There are proxies at the end points of many satellite links and at
other key nodes of the network.
You don't need to change anything if the data is coming at the speed of your modem, but
with very distant and slow servers switching to another proxy may dramatically improve
Add all proxies you can use to the proxy list and try using them with different sites. You
can select a proxy from the list for each site individually - this allows you to take into
account the geographic location of the site.
Select a default proxy for each protocol. It will be used for all new sites until you
change the site settings.
The Use Default Proxies for All Sites option will tell FlashGet to ignore individual proxy
settings for the sites.
Choose your default HTTP server.
Choose your default FTP server.
The name given to the proxy server.
Whenever you're using a HTTP proxy server to download and an error occurs, the
server will add erroneous data to the file, making the file faulty. Use this option to
Add a new proxy server to proxy list.
Edit the selected server's settings.
Delete the selected server from server list.
All Jobs Use Default Proxy
Check this option to ignore the proxy settings in any pending download jobs and
tell FlashGet to just use the default settings. This option is aimed at helping portable
&Multi-proxy (Use different proxies in
site one allow one connection, FlashGet able use different proxies for each connections so
FlashGet also create many connections for such sites. You alos another settings in Site Manager
The server's full name.
Server & port
The server's actual address & port.
Use the direct connection whenever possible unless your ISP requires that you use the
proxy. The only exception to this rule is when you want to use a specific route as
is a standard HTTP proxy. It can also be used for FTP downloads, but many proxies of this
type don't support FTP restart.
Many HTTP proxies (for example, WinGate 2.1d) support the CONNECT command. Try using this
mode for FTP connections if your HTTP proxy doesn't support FTP restart, or if you are
having problems with proxy caching.
FTP <USER user@host:port>
FTP <USER user@host port>
FTP <OPEN host>
FTP <SITE host>
FTP <SITE User@host>
Most of the FTP proxies support restart. Try to use an FTP proxy for FTP downloads if you
are unable to connect directly. These five proxy types provide the same functionality, but
implement different proxy login schemes. Ask your network administrator which login scheme
This is the preferred way to traverse firewalls. Once you establish a connection, your
commands go to the site unchanged, so you will never have to worry about restart support
when using this type of proxy.
Normal, For HTTP
<Get> or <Connect> the port is 80 or 8080, For Socks the port is 1080, for Ftp
the port is 21.
Some proxy servers store browsed data in its cache. When someone requests
access to that data later, the proxy server will retrieve the data straight from the
quicker cache instead of getting it from its original location. Checking this option tells
FlashGet to request that the server not use cache.
It's recommended you check this option if you're using a proxy server. Authenticate, User and PasswordIf the server requires you to be
identified, fill in the necessary information here.
Not connected within the connection time is considered as a failure connection
Not receiving any data from the server within the Data time is considered as a
receiving failure, FlashGet won't transfer any more data.
Max simultaneous jobs
The maximum number
of jobs allowed downloading,If the files which want download more then allowed number,some
job will waiting other downloading is finished then start.
You may set the number of times that FlashGet will try to reconnect to a server.
Set this option so that FlashGet will give up and not attempt to reconnect forever.
Stop download when
over 99 times but not received any file data:
For most situation
if can't reseived any file data over 99 times will means not be able to received file
for diffrent connection type. should select appropriate connection type
Traffic usage in manual mode(b/s)
traffic (in b/s) FlashGet is taking in the manual mode. This value should depend on your
connection type and normally set by FlashGet basing on your connection selection.
keep for each outer connection in automatic mode(b/s)
FlashGet monitors activity of outbound connections, and spare a certain amount of
bandwidth to each new connction. This is especially usefull if you have dial up modem
connection to the Internet and don't want FlashGet to interfere with your Internet
Use ASCII file type
FTP has two transfer methods, ASCII and binary. User may put down some
extensions, file with the extension listed will use the ASCII method to transfer
Some Web Site only allows certain browser(s) to download from their site. By
using this option, you're telling FlashGet to imitate IE or Netscape Navigator.
If you select User define in User agent, you must enter a definition
Uncheck this options FlashGet will not send referer.
When copying a URL, FlashGet detects it and checks to see whether it's
downloadablet. If it is, the URL will is added to the download list. Duplicate URLs aren't
added once they're already in the download list.
Notify user when a downloadable URL in clipboard is detected
Monitor Netscape Navigator clicks.
6 does not support the same click monitoring methods used by FlashGet with previous
versions of Netscape. They left out the features that have been there since Netscape
Version 1.0. For now, you must either:
Right click the links and do "Copy Link Location".
Or, the plugins used for FlashGet's Opera click monitoring do work in Netscape--with some
quirks and differences from the other click monitoring. Just install FlashGet's Opera
plugins into the ...\Netscape\Plugins directory.
Monitor IE clicks. Due to the enormous amount of software that monitor browser
clicks, there are often conflicts that lead to undetected browser clicks. FlashGet
provides two IE monitoring methods. This ensures effectiveness of monitoring. It's
recommended that you close all browser windows or restart your computer after switching
between the two methods.
Use diffrent mechanism. Due to the enormous amount of software that monitor browser
clicks, there are often conflicts that leads to undetected browser clicks. FlashGet is
capable of using two different IE monitoring methods. Switch to the other method if the
first one doesn't work. It's recommended you to restart the computer after doing this.
Recommand use method 2
FlashGet will capture such URLs which include "?", but notice sometimes this
urls not point actual files, users can find the actual file's URL in download files
Use ALT key
Hold Alt when clicking on a downloadable URL.
This will notify you when you click on a downloadable link. A screen will pop
up confirming your download.
Links or URLs with the listed extensions are consider as downloadable URLs. If
a URL is not downloadable than it will not be added to job list
Open cancelled URLs in browser
FlashGet waits for user to approve the download URL detected in Monitor Click,
if the user cancels cancel that URL, that URL will opened in browser window.
Fill Comment with clipboard contents
Copy the file's description into clipboard before downloading, FlashGet
automatically fill Comment column with clipboard contents. Note this only works with
support other browser,like Opera,NetCaptor, click will visit our websit and find how to
Some web sites do things differently which can
make FlashGet's monitoring either not start a file that it should, or incorrectly take
over for a file that it should not.
If you hold both the CTRL and ALT keys down when clicking,
FlashGet will get any link that is clicked. This is useful to download an image or some
other type of file that is not usually handled by FlashGet.
Temporarily disabling all monitoring:
?You may temporarily disable monitoring (Netscape/Microsoft web browsers) by using the
Browser Monitoring" menu item from Right clicking on the
FlashGet logo in your tray icons or DropZone. If there is a uncheck by this menu, then
your monitoring as setup here is enabled. If there is check, then FlashGet will not
monitor any of these. You will not need to restart your web browser for this change to
Right click on
IE browser toolbar, select "FlashGet Bar" from the context menu, FlashGet IE Bar
will appera, it allow you Control FlashGet and view downloading information within IE
can track many possible addresses (URLs) from where a file may be downloaded. FlashGet
will find the fastest server to improve your download speeds. If a server is busy, or if
FlashGet is unable to reconnect to a server, it automatically switches to use an alternate
server for the file.
Uncheck this option to disable mirror feature.
The country code for internet addresses in your country. For example, us=United
States of America, jp=Japan, and be=Belgium. Placing your country code in here will allow
FlashGet to give first priority to the servers in your country when searching for mirrors.
Choose your country code from the list of all country codes.
This list shows countries that are close to yours. Countries in this list will be given second
priority when FlashGet calculates a list of alternate servers. Separate country codes with
a comma. list of all country codes.
Automatically calculate and add alternate URLs
If you start downloading from one of the most common mirrored sites, or any of their
mirrors (such as SimTel.Net or TUCOWS), FlashGet can automatically calculate a list of
alternate addresses. FlashGet uses a MIRRORS.LST and MYMIRROR.LST in the directory where
it is installed to calculate these alternates. Uncheck this item if you don't want
FlashGet doing this.
FTP Search server
Automatically search for mirror sites when starting download
Popular files that can be downloaded from the internet often have more than one
mirror site. FTP Search lets you search for mirrors. FlashGet can automatically search for
mirrors and download from the fastest site available.
Min. size for automatically mirror sites search
Small files are usually of the HTML or graphic type. In most cases, these files
don't have any mirrors. This option tells FlashGet to not use the FTP Search feature for
these files, because it would just waste time and delay the downloading of the file.
The maximum number of FTP mirrors to be displayed.
Automatically select best mirror sites for download
FlashGet is able to ping the servers to determine download speed of each mirror,
and select the fastest site available. Ping doesn't work when connected to the internet
using a proxy server, so uncheck this option if that's the case. FlashGet can, however,
still find the fastest mirror site in terms of connection and download speed.
FlashGet File Mirrors is an
anonymous URL sharing service for users of FlashGet. If another FlashGet user downloaded
the same file before you, but found a different mirror for the file and shared that
information, this lets you find the mirror they used. And if you share the information,
any people downloading the file after you can then find the mirror you found too. And if
you're the 100th or 1000th person downloading the file, you may get many mirrors.
Many sites list a number of locations where you can download a file (sometimes buried a
few pages deep). Different users will click or find different ones. As different users
share the one URL they clicked on, the FlashGet File Mirrors database will add them as
possible mirrors for a file with a specific name and size. With enough users sharing, this
will let everyone find more mirrors for downloading files!
Sharing the URL when using this service is optional. The more people who do share, the
better the database will be and the more mirrors everyone can find. Even when this sharing
is enabled, this service is not intended for use with all files:
FlashGet will only use this service for EXE or Compressed file types--EXE, ZIP, RAR, etc.
No images, web pages, etc.
FlashGet will only use this service for downloads that do not use a username/password.
FlashGet will only ust this for files at least 100K in size.
If have "personal" or "private" or "members" or
"secret" anywhere in the URL. So http://your.server.com/private/file.exe would
not be included.
PRIVACY: When searching with this service, FlashGet will send at least the file Name and
Size. You may optionally also include the URL so it can be added to the FlashGet File
Mirrors database and help others searching for the same file. With any Internet
connection, your IP address is available to the server you connect to; but no other
personally identifying information is sent. If you do not want to use this service, make
sure the item is unchecked.
Scale Data transfer graph's largest number. You should set your number
according to the maximum speed your connection can reach.
Forecolor Foreground color of the graph.
Backcolor Background color of the graph.
Log window Choose different colors for different
Drop Zone Transparent Only support windows
Move jobs(s) to other category
When moving jobs to other category, the related files will also be moved to the
default folder of that category. There are three options for moving jobs Move, Do
Not move and Prompt.
If destination file exists
When downloading, you might find yourself downloading two different files with
the same file name. Here you can choose whether FlashGet should Overwrite, Auto
Rename or Stop the download.
Use virus scanner to scan the downloaded file(s)
Select this option to scan downloaded files with the virus scanner of your
Specify Virus scanner and args.
For example: McAfee AntiVirus C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan95\scan95, args
Norton AntiVirus C:\Program Files\Norton Antivirus\navw32.exe, Args (empty)
Tip: Now you can also right-click on downloaded jobs
and select Virus Scan to scan files.
files to portable storage devices
If FlashGet can't find a file in your download list, this option tells it to search
portable storage devices such as Zip drives, CD-R drives, MO drives, etc. Please make sure
that the directory path is the same as it is in Flashget. For example, your
original path on your C drive may be: c:\downloads\software, so the location on
your CD-R, Zip or MO drive must be f:\downloads\software (or whatever the letter
your Zip, CD-R or MO storage device has been assigned). The paths (aside from the drive
letters assigned to each) must be identical in order for this function to work. This
function also works when moving the download database with the downloaded file at the same
Hang up when done
Tells FlashGet to hang up when finished downloading.
Connection, User name and password
The same as the Windows' dial-up networking. Place your username and password
Redial if disconnected
FlashGet will automatically redial if disconnected from the net.
Retry failure connection and between retry wait
0 means no upper limited to the number of retries.
Reestablish Connection window title
This is the window title for the window that appears when the Windows Dial-Up
Networking is disconnected (such as by unplugging the phone line from the wall.) The
default title is in English, it needs to be changed for non-English versions. This text
must be correct so that FlashGet can close that window and free up the modem--otherwise
you'll get Device in Use error messages when FlashGet tries to redial.
Start downloading at
Set a time for FlashGet to start downloading automatically, set it to non-peak
time or when phone rates are cheap.
Stop downloading files at
Set a time for FlashGet to stop downloading.
Note: If a download was not completed, FlashGet will not shut down the computer if
you've selected the Shut down when done option. Instead, FlashGet will wait for the
next scheduled download and continue to download. If you would like FlashGet to shut down
in these situations, experienced users may add the following entry to the Windows registry
FlashGet can play add new job, Download success, Download
failure and All down sound.
Play the selected event sound.
Play no sound for the selected event.
Use your own sounds. Browse your drive to select sound files to associate with
selected sound events.
In addition to the settings that are individual for each Job, there are a number of
settings that apply to the site as a whole. These settings also accessible through the
jobs context menu / Site Properties. These settings apply to all existing and new Jobs
downloading from this site.
When a site is accessed for the first time, all site settings are set to the default
values. You can then change these settings to accommodate specific site behaviour.
FlashGet remembers settings for each site, and when you add a Job, the settings for the
site it is going to download from are retrieved and used.
This setting defaults to Anonymous, which is appropriate for most of the sites. If you
have an account with the site, check the Authorized radio button and fill in the User and
Password fields. Your login info will be used in all connections to this site. Your
password is stored in the configuration file in the encrypted form. It will never appear
in the session log for security reasons.
simultaneous connections for this site
If you establish too many concurrent connections to the same site, transfer speed may
significantly decrease. In addition, the site administrator may not like it, which will
result in you being put on the black list. Limit the number of connections to the site
using this options (remember, this setting is individual for each site!).
create one connection for each file in this site
FlashGet will split files to many part and download simultaneous, but few site not support
such feature, they will send corrupted data back,so will downloaded file will corrupted.
use such options avoid this problem.
Here you get to select how FlashGet behaves when you double-click on a download job, a
successfully downloaded job and a failed download job.
When clicking on a valid URL or dropping an URL onto the drop zone
or the main window, checking this option will cause the Properties
window to appear. Here you can adjust the settings. Of course, you can just use the
default settings if you wish.
file size in byte
Kilobyte is the default unit for displaying the Size and Completed
and transfer Speed in the main FlashGet window. Checking this option will tell
FlashGet to start counting in bytes.
What is FlashGet?
Getting started with FlashGet
in a hurry.
Managing download jobs
Getting info on the properties of your downloads, and learning about the different ways to
get FlashGet to do its stuff.
What's the meaning behind those funny icons?
The FlashGet menu items explained.
Getting those files organized.
Doing things your way. Changing this and that for a better FlashGet experience.
Tools > Options. All those
tabs explained! This is the heart of FlashGet.
Browse Ftp&Http Site.
Credit where credit is due.