Not able to get Resuming downloads from Vmware server

Not Resuming downloads from Vmware server

I was downloading Vmware fusion and Vmware work station trial for my computer at home and I found it got broken 3 times. Every time it stopped at more than 80%. I was downloading this using “Free Download Manager”, best download manager as per me for Windows and it work great but it was not able to resume any download from Vmware server.

I am confident enough that it was not an issue of “Free download manager” because I downloaded ubuntu 9.10 yesterday only and it downloaded completely even after stoping download many time.

I started vmware workstation download yesterday night as well on my maximum 1mbps connection

and it was downloading data from 110KB means almost 1mb, I thought it will download and I closed lid of my laptop and went for sleeping. When I woke up in morning I found it stopped at 78% and not resuming. With frustration I opened vmware website and found my session was timed out and I need to press on continue for keep the session active. I clicked on continue but it dint worked after that also.

Now I had only 2 option one I download from torrent or I do some tweak for make this download working and fortunately second option was easy and possible for me using some brain and help of FDM.

I went to VMware workstation download page copied link of the exe file now went to fdm, opened properties of workstation download clicked on mirror added copied link there saved and done.

I was able to resume my broken download by this way.

Let me explain it step by step.

  1. First you need to download and install FDM (free download manager). For more detail about FDM and download you should visit its website or visit my previous post about FDM here
  2. Start downloading vmware setup using FDM.
  3. If it get stop somewhere don’t panic go to vmware website and go to download trial page. Do the procedure for Download trial again and copy the generated download link in your clipboard or in notepad or wherever you want.
  4. Now open FDM and right click on your stopped VMware download and go to its properties.
  5. You will get a window called download properties click on second tab named Mirrors. Here click on button “Search for mirrors”. It shall find some mirror automatically if not don’t panic click on Add mirror.

  6. It will open a window where you can write URL, paste copied URL here and click on OK.
  7. Now click on OK again in download properties window and start the download again.

It should start download with no problem but you will have to do above tweak every time when it stop.

If you do not want to do this tweak every time than visit my another post,I posted a direct download link for VMware 7 for windows in my blog.

Direct Download link for VMware 7

Hope it helped you and solved your problem

Thanks for being here.

AP Dubey


Clicky Web Analytics