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  • How to directly download a file from internet to my virtual drive?

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    Some files from internet do not support resume feature, which means, if I download 50% of a file and want to pause it, the data downloaded gets vanished after it. Therefore I want to transfer those types of files directly to my virtual drive like Dropbox so that when I download that file from Dropbox it will be appended and resumed . So how can I do this?
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  • There are many Web tools that let you store the Web files directly to your Dropbox. Here are a couple of them.

    1.URL Droplet
    This is one of the Web apps that can be used to save your download files to the Dropbox account without having to download them on your PC. Visit the tool from the link and sign up on it using your Dropbox credentials. It will ask you to grant permission to access your Dropbox profile. Grant the permission and the Web tool will present you the input box to enter the required URL. That's it, the file will now be saved to your Dropbox account.

    2. Sidecloudload
    This is yet another Web tool that works the same way as URL Droplet. Once you visit their website and register with your Dropbox credentials and grant access permission, you just need to enter the URL of your download link in the box provided. Select Save or Save as as per your needs. The file gets saved to your Dropbox.

    Well, these are just a couple of representative tools you may use to save your downloads directly to your Dropbox account. There are other tools that work on the same principle. Make sure that the download links are publicly accessible. If not, the tools will not work.
    If you do not want to use third party Web tools, you may choose to opt for Chrome extension. Here is how you can do it.

    1. Locate the Download to Dropbox chrome extension from Chrome Web store or from the link

    2. Add the extension to your chrome installation. 3. Access the extension by navigating to tools and extensions. Find the extension you just added and click on it.

    4. Login using your Dropbox credentials. Grant permission to access your Dropbox account when asked to do.

    5. That's it - now whenever you want to save a copy of the file to your Dropbox, right click on the link. You should get Upload to Dropbox option. Click on it and your file is saved to your Dropbox.
    The extension is also available for Firefox.

    There is another extension that does work similarly, but it has an additional functionality that lets you transfer files to different cloud services apart from Dropbox. Use the Cloud Saveextension for this purpose. Here is how you do it -

    1. Find the extension Cloud Save from Chrome Web store or the link

    2. Add it to Chrome as you normally would do with an extension.

    3. Now, when you find something worth saving to your cloud storage, right click on the item.

    4. You should find an option Cloud Save. Selecting it will provide you a list of cloud services you can save your file to. Actual number of options shown depends on the nature and type of the file. Click on the desired destination.

    5. Authorise the app to use the selected storage service by providing your credentials and granting access permission. Be careful when authorising. You may need to reinstall the extension if you set something wrong.

    The extension supports quite a big number of services which includes Picasa, Flickr, Posterous, Facebook, Imgly,, SugarSync, Dropbox, Google Docs, Amazon Cloud and DropIr.

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  • Most of the cloud apps or the extension have the plan based on the data transfer limit. So the cloud apps have minimum limit from 50mb to 500mb. These plans are sensitive to the data transfer so if you have higher limit for data then you have to buy. Such subscription can definitely help for those with higher data limit.

    Quickdrop : This extension allows the data transfer upto 500MB. All you have to do is get the file link and then setup to move the file to cloud. You do have to setup Cloud settings for the Dropbox. So when you send the file it works from the background.

    Download to Dropbox : This extension is available for Firefox and Chrome. You can use this for moderate file limit upto 500MB. For higher data you may have to use another extension or the cloud service.

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