Quickly restart your Technet and MSDN Downloads – File Transfer Manager

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Ok Look I know this should have been blatantly obvious but it wasn’t.

 

You’re downloading from Technet.   The computer rebooted.  The wire got yanked.   Aliens cut off the internet.

But for whatever reason your download got halted.  And although the “File Transfer Manager” CAN resume those downloads, it’s a matter of going to Technet, restart a Transfer and see it pickup on the screen.

I figured it HAD to be easier but I just didn’t see where the shortcut was.

So today I fired up Process Explorer from Sysinternals.com and looked to see where my “File Transfer Manager” was running from.

A quick right click of the mouse on the “TransferMGR.EXE” application in Process Explorer

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And you could see where it was launching from.  Done.

So if you’re stuck in a jam and just want to restart your downloads from Technet or MSDN?   Create a shortcut to the “File Transfer Manager” under “C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\TransferMGR.exe” and just double click on it any time.  

As always you can click on previous downloads and choose “Resume”, “Suspend” or “Cancel”

 

And you DON’T have to relogin to Technet to do this either :)

 

Sean
The Energized Tech
”Saving the world from one headache at a time”

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Err...uh...there's a checkbox in the Options/Settings to add a shortcut to the desktop... ;)

...Energized Tech... "Yeah I found that out afterwards but it was a good excuse to show how Process Explorer can show you WHERE an applicatoin starts from, especially if you forget to "click that little box" :)

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