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Monday, September 26, 2011

Help for 4Shared Downloads

On my downloads pages, most of the downloads are now from 4shared, a free file-hosting site.  I switched last year from Google Docs because there were too many people having too many problems with Google Docs.  However, 4shared is not without its foibles.

Here’s a quick step-by-step to using the site.

When you click on the link from my printables page, you will reach a page at 4shared that looks like this:

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Click the big, blue DOWNLOAD NOW button:

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This takes you to the obnoxious “wait time” page to remind you that you could bypass the wait and download immediately if you’re the instant-gratification and spending-money type.  Do not click anywhere… just wait!

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You should see it counting down from 20 seconds.  If it’s not ticking down, something’s wrong.  Switch windows and go play Spider Solitaire, like I do!  After 20 seconds, here’s what you should see:

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Click the DOWNLOAD FILE NOW link:

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Depending on your computer, you’ll see something like this box popping up, asking you where you’d like to save the downloaded file.  Pick a place, any place – just remember where you put it!

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After that, you should be able to double-click to see the document in the image-viewing program of your choice…

Hope this helps!  Here are handy links to ALL my printables:

2 comments:

sweetcrunchyjewy said...

I definitely laugh at the countdown page... Used to be we'd have to get you to fax us the thing, or mail us a copy, or meet us at the copy shop to give us one. Now we just have to wait 20 seconds, and that's supposed to be a hardship?

(on a side note, when did I become one of those cantankerous old people? "when I was your age...")

Kathleen said...

I always laugh at that too. If you can't wait 20 seconds click here and you can pay to get it faster...
I mean, who can't wait 20 seconds when it's free?
sweetcrunchyjewy does have a great point, and I remember those days too.