Free Microsoft Download Manager Supports Pause and Resume

May 22, 2010 | Filed under Microsoft, Software


There are many download managers in the market now such as Internet Download Manager, GetRight, FlashGet and etc which comes with many advanced features. For the first time Microsoft has created a free download manager software which supports pausing and resuming downloads.

Microsoft Download Manager is very lightweight and basic as well. As basic as it is, Microsoft Download Manager comes with multiple parts parallel download sockets for faster download and it is meant to only download file from HTTP protocol. It also doesn’t install any plugin to the browser to auto detect for file downloads. To download a file using Microsoft Download Manager, you will have to click on the New download icon at the top right of the program and paste the URL of the file that you wish to download.

Microsoft Download Manager

The settings window allows you to configure the destination folder where the file will be saved when finished downloading. It also has numbers of maximum retries and retry interval. You can also set the maximum number of connections and the maximum is 16. If your connection uses Proxy, then head on to the Proxy tab to configure proxy address and port. Is compatible with Windows 7, 2003, 2008, Vista, XP with SP2.

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