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02-01-2009 01:52 PM

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For password protected sites it seems that with iGetter you have to specifiy the full URL up to the name of an item in the Site Manager so that the username/password will be applied to enable each item to download. You cannot set a username/password for a website, then just download anything within that website.

To give an example, if I set a password in the Site Manager for:

Then try to download something with this URL:

I will get asked for a password.

I need to create a site manager entry for:

So it is very specific.

I find this to be quite a poblem. It means that I cannot set a password for a website then randomly select some items within that site using the Safari contextual menu item and download them. Each of the randomly selected items will have be in a different subdirectory and require a password.

With the Speed Download application this is no problem. In its password manager I can just put in a username and password for a website and it will apply to all the subdirectories of the website with no problem. Of course all current webbrowsers work in the same way.

So I'm wondering if I am missing something obvious about iGetter?

Thank you.


P.S. apart from this point iGetter is a much better program for my purposes than Speed Download.

02-03-2009 04:54 PM

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iGetter Support

Hello Jules,
The logic of the iGetter Site Manager is as follows. First iGetter looks if there is an entry for the exact directory where the file resides. If not if looks for a site entry and send its login info. Now site entries may be entered only with a starting dot in which case all subdomains will be included also. For example if you only enter "" iGetter should send the login info for all subdirectories and subdomains on that site. Most probably file that you wish to download is redirected to another server which requires authentication also. If you post or send to our support a real example we can help you better.

iGetter Support

02-06-2009 11:24 AM

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Thank you


Thank you. The seems to work very well!

This is great as it solves the problem and means that iGetter now is to me by far the best downloading program around.

I don't see described in the Help. It could be I'm missing it but I had been searching quite a lot because I knew there was very likely some way to do this.

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