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    Default Downloading large Google Drive files with Chrome: failed due to network error

    I have 2 15GB files to download from google-drive. When I try from Chrome (Mac) they keep failing due to "network error" - no idea if my internet is momentarily dropping or it's some other issue but Chrome isn't able to resume and starts the entire download each time!

    Can anyone suggest a reliable option or various options for this? I'd expected Chrome to support resuming part/failed downloads but whether it should not not, it doesn't in this case!
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    can you ftp to GoogleDrive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    I have 2 15GB files to download from google-drive. When I try from Chrome (Mac) they keep failing due to "network error" - no idea if my internet is momentarily dropping or it's some other issue but Chrome isn't able to resume and starts the entire download each time!

    Can anyone suggest a reliable option or various options for this? I'd expected Chrome to support resuming part/failed downloads but whether it should not not, it doesn't in this case!
    For files that large, you're going to need to download and install the Google Backup & Sync application to allow you to "sync" the files within your Google Drive to your local hard disk.

    You can do this selectively (not individual files, but on a folder by folder basis I think) if you want.

    The application effectively uses the Google Drive API so will work far better for large files than trying to do it via a browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    ...When I try from Chrome (Mac) they keep failing due to "network error" ...
    Can anyone suggest a reliable option or various options for this? I'd expected Chrome to support resuming part/failed downloads but whether it should not not, it doesn't in this case!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Get a PC, download it, put on USB, copy it your toy (assuming Mac's can read a standard USB).
    download it with what? why would a browser work any better on a windoze platform? - or unix/linux?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    download it with what?
    Another, non-apple computer. If you are an irrational hater of all things Microsoft, you could try one with a linux distro on it.

    PC <> Windows. HTH.

    why would a browser work any better on a windoze platform? - or unix/linux?
    Because Apple products are well known for having compatability issues with anything non-Apple.

    In any case, it's always worth checking on another computer to figure out where the issue lies - that way you can target where you need to fix. Basic troubleshooting.

    Is the problem the OS?
    Is the problem the broswer?
    Is the problem Google Drive?
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    I sometimes get the issue on Google Drive on Safari where there's too many redirects.

    Safari security says if a web page is trying to do multiple redirects, it's probably not safe.
    Google Drive says you must have one url that redirects about 10 times to get to the actual file location.

    Why does Google Drive insist on all the redirects? (there is a workaround involving deleting google cache every so often, or installing Chrome which thinks dangerous redirects are acceptable)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Get a PC, download it, put on USB, copy it your toy (assuming Mac's can read a standard USB).
    I've had that problem the other way round - PC couldn't download it, so I downloaded to the Mac then transferred it using USB
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