A reader recently emailed us asking if there was an application that could manage RapidShare downloads, without the use of Firefox add-ons and scripts. Well, with all of the recent modifications that RapidShare and other hosters have done to thwart easy (free) downloading, most external download managers simply no longer work as intended (or at all). That is, except for jDownloader. jDownloader is a continually-improved active project that supports links for over 100 different 1-click hosters. Downloading is a snap! Simply copy/paste DDL links into jDownloader, and let the program automatically punch through captchas & wait times - and the downloads begin. It even extracts the finished RAR files for you once the ’set’ is complete.
jDownloader - Key Features:
- — 100% free of spyware/adware & malware. Open-source. Free of charge.
- — jDownloader works outside of the browser. There’s no need to visit the 1-click hosting sites - simply import your links, and jDownloader will work independently through your Internet connection (not the web browser).
- — Automagically beats the captcha at 26 different hosters; including filefactory.com, rapidshare.de, megashares, megarotic, gigasize and uploaded.to.
- — Supports parallel downloading & multiple connections. Download from multiple hosters simultaneously. Also has a “reconnect” feature for DSL users to automatically obtain a new IP address.
- — Is platform-independent (works with all OSes) and completely written in Java (JRE 1.5+ is required).
- — RAR file extraction is done automatically once the completed archive set has been successfully downloaded. WinRAR / 7Zip or other external application is not required.
- — Supports both ‘free’ downloading and premium accounts. Accounts can be added, managed and configured through jDownloader to bypass restrictions associated with free downloading.
- — Extensive plugin support.
- — jDownloader doesn’t actually bypass the wait-time restrictions (they still apply to free downloading depending on the hoster), but user-interaction with the hosting site is unnecessary. Downloading will commence/resume automatically from within the application.
jDownloader - Installation:
1.) Download jDownloader from here - http://jdownloader.org/download/index, select your platform. On this page you will also find links to Java JRE.
2.) Windows: Extract the ZIP file (preferably to the root of your C:\ drive).
3.) Run JDownloader.exe. When prompted, install all upgrades. This is important since they just fixed the MegaUpload captcha issue.
ToS… Before You Download
In no way does jDownloader condone piracy or the sharing of copyrighted intellectual properties (yeah, right) - so you’ll need to first accept the Terms of Service from each 1-click hoster before ‘unlocking’ the download feature.
** You have the option to select any or all hosters that you intend from downloading from (and agree to their ToS) before adding any links. In jDownloader, go to the Extras menu and select ‘Configuration‘. In the bottom left corner, click ‘Advanced Configuration‘. Click on the “Hosts” tab at the left, and select hosters you plan on using:
Adding Files (Links) to jDownloader
To add links to jDownloader, simply “copy” a DDL (direct download) link from a website (i.e. in Firefox - right click a link and select “copy link location”). Below shows the method for adding just a single link.
After copying a link, in jDownloader click on the **green
** plus sign.
Click the ”Add” button.
Now, click ”Accept all” (for all links). Note the “Save to” path is shown - by default, this is C:\JDownloader\downloads.
Next, click the green arrow on the left to begin the transfer. Here is also where you’ll need to agree to the Terms of Service. Also, you can change the number of active (Max.) downloads in the bottom of the window:
Another easy method to add DDL links is to use jDownloader’s feature called Drag & Drop target. In jDownloader, go to Extras > Drag&Drop target. You’ll notice a small window appear in the upper-right corner. Simply drag & drop any link(s) from a webpage onto the target - this also works well for multiple drops.
Adding Multiple Links (for RAR sets)
Some release blogs & RapidShare forums will display a nice, orderly list of links for easy copying, but this is not always the case. Instead, we highly recommend you install the RSFind! addon for Firefox. All links that RSFind! gathers can easily be imported into jDownloader, as explained here. However, there is another method for batch importing of DDLs on a given page using jDownloader’s Firefox extension:
jDownloader Firefox addon
With this Firefox addon, you can create a Toolbar icon for one-click copying and importing of links directly into jDownloader (this saves a couple of steps rather than using RSFind, although it’s a little trickier to configure). Extended info can be found on this jDownloader Wiki page.
1.) Go into jDownloader… Extras > Configuration (Advanced mode). Click on the “Addon manager” tab on the left, and then click the “Installation & updates” tab at the top. Put a checkmark where it says “Firefox Plugin”, and then click ‘Save & Restart’.
2.) You should now have a new file ”jdownff.xpi” located in %JD_HOME%\tools\jdownff.xpi (i.e. ”C:\JDownloader\tools\”). To add this extension, you can right-click it and select “Open” or “Open With” and select Firefox as the program to open it. Alternately, you can also add it through Firefox itself - File > Open File… and browse to the location of jdownff.xpi. Restart Firefox after installing.
3.) You’ll want to update the add-on to the most current version. In the Firefox ”Tools” menu at the top, select ”Add-ons”. The Add-ons window will come up - select the ”Find Updates” button.
4.) You’ll probably have to change two paths in the jDownFF add-on, in order for it to work correctly. To do this, click the “Options” button (see arrow above) for the add-on. Be sure that you enter (or browse to) the correct file locations for javaw.exe and JDownloader.jar. Below is a look at the default (correct) settings for WinXP:
5.) You may need to restart Firefox again (unconfirmed). Afterwards, let’s add the jDownload button/icon to the Firefox Toolbar. To do this, go to View > Toolbars > Customize… and a new window will appear. Drag & Drop the ”Send Links to jD” icon onto the Firefox toolbar, like this:
6.) You’re now ready to send DDL links from any webpage straight to jDownloader. Load up your favourite blog or RS forum - click the icon, which opens “linkcollector” where all DDL links can be added to jDownloader. NOTE: By default, it will import ALL links from a given webpage, although you’ll find it’s fairly straightforward to manage ‘groups’ of links (since downloading isn’t started automatically).
The Firefox add-on is not limited to just the toolbar icon. You’re also able to right-click on a link and import the DDLs in this fashion, as well:
I just went to the download page… and the link for Mac OS X 10.5 goes to a 404 not found page oh well
Good job once again, sharky! I rarely use rapidshare, but I’m sure this will come in handy
Thanks for the info
SUPER SUPER excellent for giving a jdownloader article!
JDownloader makes RS as easy as the torrent experience.
Superb idea, well done!
If you didn’t already know about jdownloader and the userscripts plugins then just uninstall windows rite nao. DO IT!
it was used in HDmania.org from ages……..
I prefer to use Orbit Download Manager, it works great with Megaupload and Rapidshared.
I use Jdownloader a lot…. but CryptLoad and FreeRapid Downloader is great too..
Here the website:
Currently, JDownloader and CryptLoad are the best tools to download from One-Click-Hosters…
Yeah, HDmania.org was where I first saw JDownloader, I’m glad it’s gotten more famous since then!
guys i did use (E)-lephant for leeching a file from Rapidshare to collect rapidpoints! it is still in business. as Rapidshare is sick and sucks a lot,i dnt have intention to use it anymore! i am using jD for a long time for occasional download from RS!
this soft quiet good
i using it and
hello everyone O(∩_∩)O could you send a what.cd invite to
thank you so much 。i kown them invite irc getaway but i can speak english just a little。。。
Mr Muggles Says:
This program is great, I’ve been using it the last month. If you use free rapidshare at night, you can hit close to max speed, and with the automatic router reconnect, you can get unlimited consecutive files without having to wait.
This is a great tutorial is there one for Mac?
Milton from Brazil Says:
Txs for nice tutorial. That’s exactly what I was looking for!
I installed Jdownloader on my WinXP laptop, and after a short while getting to know it, it worked fine for a few days - BUT, after I rebooted the laptop, the JAVA icon that was in my systray no longer present, and Jdownloader no longer downloads. As far as I am aware, this is the first application I have installed that says it needs Java. It would appear the the JD installation process calls up the existing Java on my laptop, but NOT the program itself once its installed. What do I need to do to fix this problem ?
Thanks a lot for this great tutorial !
im having trouble with jd…
plugin error, todo deactivated and so many more troubles occur…
i thought its just copy and paste of URL and hit download…
whats wrong with my jdownloader ??
jdownloader is the nicest piece of software out there in the net
Thanks for the info..And thanks to the makers of Jdownloader
Is there any way to select a particular server, eg Teleglobe, Cogent, Global Crossing, etc. for downloading from Rapidshare either in JDownloader natively, through plug-ins or through other DL programs?
Try RSDownloader for downloading files from rapidshare.
to download files from rapidshare ,megaupload,gigasize,hotfile
no download required
supports download manager
main thing is it is freee
this is a great reconnect method which can be very useful if you don’t have a premium rapidshare account:
Current User Says:
This Program is the Tits!!! Thanks For the Tut….
Thank you! It’s nice that you share useful information! application is very convenient!
I use Jdownloader exclusively for all DDL now, it’s even better than it was before, copy the download links and they automatically pasted into Jdownloader, and the auto unRAR feature is peerless, you can even specify RAR password beforehand.
The interface is clear and easy on eyes as well, a really nice program, I use it all the time now.
hi ,i found software SHARING MAX 2010 more powerful than rapidown ,it’s can download from rapishare any number of links and waiting the rapishare time ,then continue ,and can download from megaupload without writing the captcha code,and download from youtube also
and this is the link http://www.softwaremile.com/download/smhx.exe
Agent 47 Says:
when i download something using jdownloader it does not ask me where to extract the files.i havent downloaded anything.just started it i dont know where it extracts the files pls i need help.
Rapidshare Downloads Says:
%d%aHey this is a great article, I did enjoy reading it
Thanks buddy for your information….. thanks alot
The proplem is the download locations keep changing there captcha and what works on Friday night stops working on Sat.. Most of my downloads come from upoad and hotfile. Hotfile seems to change theirs the most. Back to sitting with it running in the backround and typing in the code of each part.. Can’t run overnight. Hope they fix again soon.. .
Yes! It still works for the new Sep 2010 rapidshare. Great piece of software.
Yasir Arafat Says:
jdownloader message “all free download slots are full solve”
How do i solve it. and start download?
hello/hi to all! internet user .. jdownloader may become good for all..but present time there are many problems we are facing like sometime it does not downloading,and proxy setting trouble, reconnecting problem for wireless users and so on…but if u fix them all and u have problems then u need to clean your java temporarly files which are the main cause for troubles..so go to start-control panel-java-temporary internet files-setting -delete files-ok..then restart ur download ..it should be working fine …
if you are unsatisfied with this product then you may try free rapid and crypt downloader…
i have used this all..and im not satisfied why? because it is the matter of speed…and second thing is that rapidshare does not support resume download as you are free user(megaupload can resume and send multiple parallel links for download but if you have megaupload toolbar )..so try to download it from internet download manager but non stop….these all three softwares are good for downloading from ziddu,mediafire,megaupload,you tube,fuck tube,red tube,and nearly all porn sites with good sites also ….but
there are some sites where these softwares are need to be fixed like http://www.esnip.com
im looking for this..thanks to all…
dont waiste your time to go on bastard sites name like hot file generator,premium link generator rapid link generator which will say also that complete this survey then u get this link for fucking..all this nothing but is waiste of time ….ha ha ha Is it not better to see porn sites in comparison to go this all foolish sites.??..