FlashGet installation and usage

FlashGet installation and usage tutorial will cover the integration of the FlashGet application on your computer, as well as the most common operations of using it.

If you do not have FlashGet, it can be downloaded from http://www.flashget.com.

When it is downloaded just start the installation file, but before that it is good idea to close all other third party applications. This will make it possible relevant system files to be updated by FlashGet without heaving to reboot your computer.

Anyway, start the installer click ‘Next’ on the welcome screen.

FlashGet installation and usage

The next screen will be the license agreement.
Read it and if you are ok with it accept it.

The next window will be about where the FlashGet installation folder will be.

FlashGet installation and usage

Usually C:\Program Files\FlashGet is fine if you have enough space on your hard drive.
When you make your choice press ‘Next’.

FlashGet installation and usage

Additional Task is section where you can choose initial settings, components including and shortcut placement.
All these options can be managed lately from the settings section of FlashGet, so you can leave them as they are and continue.

You may consider only enabling of eMule. If you are not aware, eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad Network, offering similar features.

If you are not familiar with eMule, EDonkey or other peer-to-peer applications, just uncheck the option and click ‘Next’.

There will be a progress bar showing how the FlashGet installation proceeds and when it is done, you will see the following screen:

FlashGet installation and usage

Click on ‘Finish’, start the application, and you will see the FlashGet status screen

FlashGet installation and usage

… as well as FlshGet’s drop-down icon (it is called DropZone here). If you click on the DropZone icon a short option menu will appear.

FlashGet installation and usage

In general there are several popular ways of putting file for download with FlashGet.

The first is just to right-click on a link you want to download (1) and then drag-and-drop it into the ‘DropZone’ icon (2).

This will open a window (3) which will ask you where the file to be downloaded.

FlashGet installation and usage

Just click ‘Ok’ and the file will go to the FlashGet queue and the download will start.

The second way of downloading files is when this ‘Monitor Clipboard’ option is checked, then you can just copy the link location into the clipboard and the interactive window will appear again.

FlashGet installation and usage

Either using the first or the second method, once you click on the ‘OK’ button the file will go to the FlashGet download list.

Finally if you open the FlashGet main window, you will see the download progress.

FlashGet installation and usage


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