Wow didn't think my post would stir up such reactions. Anyways just to clarify for coolcolours and others who might read:
"since they the original OP didn't state what the file was and being that large I doubt it is some kinda flash plugin will work correctly. "
The plugin is only to redirect the download to flashget if you are using firefox, it does not actually download anything. Maybe you should read the post more carefully.
"The OP will need something like Free download manager that can resume and download links by itself without using the broswer to do so."
1: Flashget can resume its own downloads like almost any other download manager.
2: The issue wasnt resuming its own downloads, it was resuming firefrox's downloads, and free download manager cant do that. Neither can Internet download manager, or download accelerator plus, the three most popular programs it seems. None of them have an "import broken downloads" option, and if you try and pause the download and copy the old file over the new one that doesn't work either, both free download manager (FDM) and download accelerator plus (DAP) just overwrite the file, while internet download manager (IDM) has a much more complex way of downloading files in appdata and so you cant just try to overwrite the new file with the old one.
3:Even those download managers cant resume downloads from megaupload or any of the download sites where the url dies if you timeout, firefox also has its own resume function as of late, but since you cant change the url of the download it is useless for broken downloads with megaupload. Also I have tried the other 3 (DAP, FDM, IDM) and you can do the same thing with changing the url to resume the download, but i found that if the download did timeout sometimes instead of recognizing this those download managers would show "error" and even after you change the url it restarts the download from 0 instead of continuing it. So that is why I wrote the tutorial for flashget and not the new download managers, I spent a lot of time figuring this out, this is as far as i know it's still the most "recent" way to resume broken firefox downloads from those special download sites, if you are downloading from a regular site, you can just use firefox's built in resume function.
"Just as Jimbo says it's good for the input but at least check the dates to make sure your responding to most current or closer to revelant discussion. And if you do have something else to add creating your own thread would be more apporiate to discusson leaving the original posting to the OP whom created it."
I hate it when people say "dont bring up old threads" or when people close threads. Let me explain, why do you think i joined this forum? I just happened to decide to join club myce out of the billion other forums out there? No, I looked up how to resume firefox downloads in google, and this was one of the first links. I had never heard of flashget, so this forum pointed me to it and helped me solve my problem. But it was incomplete, I first downloaded the new flashget, which wasted my time since it doesnt work, and there were no instructions, so even after i downloaded the older version i had to fiddle with the options for a few hours before i got everything working. Then it took me an hour to join this site and write that post to save you and others time when you search on google "how to resume firefox downloads". Could I create my own thread? Sure, but this one would still be floating there, and people would link to it, and get no answer, and they would have to search for mine, which google might not pull up. And if someone asks you a question here, would you create your own thread and answer there? It would be stupid and create a lot of confusion with 20 threads for the same topic. It is much better with a question and an answer in the same place. And if this thread were closed, I could never have posted this, and google would continue to dig up this thread with only half an answer, and you know, in a year, maybe the old flashget will be unavailable, and I hope then someone else will post a new alternative, but if the thread is closed, or people are discouraged from posting, this old thread will become useless, only wasting people's time, so either completely delete it, or let people post.
I understand why old threads are sometimes discouraged from posting, no point cluttering an old thread with tons of pointless posts, but mine was not pointless, it answered the original question better than it already had been, if anything the useless posts are of people complaining about someone reviving old posts.