Resume Failed Download with wget utility
Today I was downloading a nice movie but Mozilla unexpectedly crashed and my download failed at 80%. I wanted to go home early and could not wait for the movie to begin downloading from the beginning so i tried to think about a solution for resuming the download. Linux based systems have a nice utility called wget. I searched for the windows version of wget and i found it here. You just need to extract the downloaded archive in the C:\GnuWin32\ directory. After that you have to open a command prompt in windows. You can do that by pressing the windows button + R key then type “cmd” in the textbox. In command prompt you have to type
the directory should be the one where the failed download file resides. Mozilla Firefox names downloading files in .part suffix. You need to remove the .part part. Ex: nice_movie.avi.part should be renamed to nice_movie.avi . After that in command prompt type:
C:\GnuWin32\bin\wget.exe -c http://domain.al/nice_movie.avi
After pressing enter wget will start quickly resuming from where Mozilla Firefox left the download. And I can go now see the nice movie i downloaded. Cheers!