FlashGet Options

To access FlashGet's Options, click on the Tools menu, then click Options... to access the tabs listed below.

File Manager
Dial-Up Networking
Site Manager

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 support resume.

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
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.

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FlashGet allows you to use multiple proxies. Why might you need it?

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 performance.

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.

HTTP Default
Choose your default HTTP server.

FTP Default
Choose your default FTP server.

The name given to the proxy server.

Roll back
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 prevent this.

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 computer users.

&Multi-proxy (Use different proxies in multiple connetions)
Some Ftp 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

Proxy settings
The server's full name.

Server & port
The server's actual address & port.

Direct connection
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 described above.

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 to use.

Socks V4&V5
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.

No cache
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.

PASV mode
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.

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Time out/Connection
Not connected within the connection time is considered as a failure connection

Time out/Data
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.

Numbers of retries:
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 forever.

Connection Type/Speed:
FlashGet optimize for diffrent connection type. should select appropriate connection type

Traffic usage in manual mode(b/s)
How much 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.

Traffic 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 browsing.


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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.

User define
If you select User define in User agent, you must enter a definition here.

Send Referer
Uncheck this options FlashGet will not send referer.


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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

Netscape Navigator
Monitor Netscape Navigator clicks.
Netscape 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.

Internet Explorer
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

Wild Match
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 "Link" tab.

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.

Monitor type
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 clicks.

Other Browser
FlashGet also support other browser,like Opera,NetCaptor, click will visit our websit and find how to do.

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 "
Disable 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 take effect.

FlashGet IE Bar
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 browser.


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FlashGet 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.

Enable Mirrors
Uncheck this option to disable mirror feature.

Country Code
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.

Country List
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.

Max Hit

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.


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Data transfer graph's largest number. You should set your number according to the maximum speed your connection can reach.
Foreground color of the graph.
Background color of the graph.
Log window Choose different colors for different lines.
Drop Zone Transparent Only support windows 2000


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File manager 
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 choice.

Specify Virus scanner and args.
For example: McAfee AntiVirus C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan95\scan95, args /autoscan /nosplash
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.

Move 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 time.


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Dial-Up Networking
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 here.

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.


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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 table HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JetCar\JetCar\General\AlwaysShutDown=1

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Sound Enabled
Activate sounds.

FlashGet can play add new job, Download successDownload 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.

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Site Manager

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.

Login Anonymous/Authorized
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.

Number of 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!).

Only 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.

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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.

Prompt when drop
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.

Display 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.


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What is FlashGet?
FlashGet features

Installing FlashGet.
Updating FlashGet.
Uninstalling FlashGet

Quick Start
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.

Managing files
Getting those files organized.

Interface settings
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.

Site Explorer
Browse Ftp&Http Site.

Frequently-Asked Questions.

Credit where credit is due.