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Downloading multiple files using FlashGet

Firstly, if you are using rapidshare, you should get a premium account, period.
It is really cheap and it will save you a lot of hassle, besides there really is no convenient way to download multiple files on rapidshare without it.

Got one? Ok, let's proceed...

Now, these are the instructions for rapidshare.com users, but I guess it should be similar for rapidshare.de too, although I haven't tested it.

First, you need to set up rapidshare for direct downloads:

1.  Go to rapidshare.com, navigate to Premium zone -> Premium-zone Login and click on Options
2.  Check direct-downloads and click Save

Now you need to install a download manager that can work with rapidshare, such as Orbit or FlashGet.
We will describe the procedure for FlashGet here. Using Flashget you can download multiple files simultaneously and pause/resume rapidshare downloads, you can also schedule downloads, control download speed and a bunch of other stuff. If you don't have FlashGet, you can get it here, it's free.

Right. Ok, once you get FlashGet installed do this:
  1. Open FlashGet, click Tools -> Default Download Properties...
  2. Check Login to Server and enter your rapidshare username/password
  3. If you are behind a proxy, click Adv Prop. and check proxy configuration
  4. Click OK

That's it, FlashGet will by default monitor your browser clicks and clipboard for download links.
If you are using Firefox you can make it even more usable if you get the FlashGot extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/220).

NOTE: If you don't want to set your rapidshare login info as your default download properties (ie. if you're using other download services that require authentication), you can set up your rapidshare login info specifically for rapidshare.com site, once you start the download of a file hosted on rapidshare, go to Site Properties and setup your info there.


-- PaleRider 2007
Enjoy :)