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Overview
YADA (Yet Another Download Accelerator) is a very fast download manager. It will accelerate your downloads from the Internet and resume broken connections. YADA includes an easy-to-use interface and its installation does not interfere with the normal behavior of your browser. YADA is 100% free.
Getting Started
YADA (Yet Another Download Accelerator) is a very fast download manager. It will accelerate your downloads from the Internet and resume broken connections. YADA includes an easy-to-use interface and its installation does not interfere with the normal behavior of your browser. YADA is 100% free. When the download has completed, You can either click the "Show Download Folder" button to display the downloaded file, or click the "Save" button to copy the downloaded file to a folder of your choice.
Adding URLs
To add an URL into YADA , you can do one of the following:

1) Drag a download link into the YADA Window.
2) Paste or type an URL into the Address Bar.
3) Select File : Add URL from the menu to bring up a dialog box.
4) Click the "Add URL" button on the toolbar.
5) Right click to bring up a popup menu and select Add URL
YADA GUI
The Pause Button is used to pause all downloads. When download has paused, you will have the option of moving the download items up or down to prioritize the downloads in the queue.

The Download Button will resume the download process.
Download Status
The download status can be:

Pending: The URL is added to the queue, but download has not yet started.
Download In Progress (Can Resume): The URL is currently being downloaded. This can be resumed if the connection is broken.
Download In Progress (Cannot Resume): The URL is currently being downloaded. This cannot be resumed if the connection is broken.
Paritally Completed: The download for this URL has paused, but it can be resumed if the Download Button is pressed and if other downloads preceding it have been completed.
Completed : The download for this URL is completed. You can search the download folder for the file or click the "Save" button to copy the file to a directory of your choice.
Error: YADA encounters an error when downloading this URL. You can retry this URL by clicking the "Download" button again when all other downloads are completed.
Download Oreder/Download Queue
YADA downloads one file at a time. Only when the current download is completed will it proceed to download another file.
When you add an URL to YADA, the URL is added to the download queue.
If YADA is in the middle of downloading a file when a new URL is added, it will not abort the current download. Instead the new URL will be queued up for download later.
You may add as many URLs as you like to the download queue, and let YADA do the work of automatically downloading all selected files.
Managing the Download Queue
YADA has buttons associated with each URL. These buttons are used for managing the download queue.
The Move Up, Move Down and Delete URL buttons are usually shown only when the "Stop" button is pressed.

The Move Up and Move Down buttons allows you to prioritize your downloads in the queue. The URL at the top will be downloaded first. If it is already completed, or if it returns an error, YADA will skip it and proceed to download the next URL.
Multiple Connections
To increase download speed, YADA will establish more than one connection to the same URL.
Typically, a server will allow 2 to 4 simultaneous connections. However, some servers will allow only one connection.
(Note : Multiple Connections to a URL is possible only if the remote server supports the Resume feature.)
Frequently Asked Questions
How does YADA work? Does it download every file in the queue simultaneously?
Answer: YADA downloads one file at a time, rather than all the files in the queue simultaneously. If there are more than one file in the download queue, it will not start a new download until the previous download has completed.

My download does not start, what can I do?
Answer: Please ensure all the following conditions are met.
1) Check that YADA is set to Download mode. This can be done by clicking the download button.
2) Check that your computer is connected to the internet.
3) Check that no other file is being downloaded by YADA at the moment. This can be done by inspecting the download rate. If the download rate is not zero, this could mean another file is being downloaded.
4) Check the status of the download is not in error. If it is in error, you can clear the error and reload the file by right-clicking on the item and select "Clear Error" from the pop-up menu.

Help! My download stops halfway and is not making any more progress.
Answer: You may want to click the Stop button and after a short while, click the Download button again. Alternatively, you may shut down the program and restart it. YADA will resume from the interrupted point.

I am sure the file I have chosen for download is more than 300MB, but YADA finishes the download in less than 2 seconds. I checked the file and it is less than 5K. YADA indicates that the download is completed.
Answer: This may due to the link you have provided is an indirect link. These links are usually very long and does not have a recognizable filename at the end. When a indirect link is entered into YADA, it usually downloads a small HTML file that contain error messages. Example of such error messages are:
"The page cannot be displayed"
Because the actual file that is downloaded is the HTML displaying an error, this explains why the returned file size is only a few Kbytes.
Another reason for getting a small download file is that you do not have permission to download a link. If you paste the link you intended to download in the browser, it will return a message like:
"Forbidden"
For YADA to work properly, please ensure the download link is a direct link.

Does YADA download files with the FTP protocol ? Will YADA download a FTP link like ftp://www.mysite.com/myfile.zip?
Answer: YADA is able to download files with the FTP protocol. However, YADA does not support the Download and Resume feature for FTP links. This means if the connection is lost at the middle of a download, YADA will not be able to resume the download and has to start all over again. Furthermore, YADA will not use multiple threads to download a FTP link. This mean there will be no acceleration for the FTP link.

How can I cancel a file currently being downloaded?
Answer: To cancel a file that has the status "Download In Progress", you will need to click the Pause button first. This will cause all downloads to pause, and a "X" (delete) button will appear on every URL in the queue. At this point, you can click the "X" button to remove the URL in the queue.

Does YADA works with indirect links?
Answer: Yes, YADA will work with a few types of indirect links. They include:
1) links that point to a HTML file that contains the "meta refresh" tag. The presence of this tag in the HTML will usually cause the browser to reload after a few seconds. If a link points to an HTML file, YADA will parse it and automatically redirect to download a new file if necessary.
2) links that point to a HTML file that contains the "IFRAME" tag. If the IFRAME tag points to file with the extensions .exe, .zip, .gzip, .gz, .tar, YADA will automatically redirect to download the new file.

The "X" (delete) button, "Move Up" button and the "Move Down" button does not appear. Without them, I cannot manipulate my URLs in the download queue.
Answer: To makes these buttons appear, you will need to pause all downloads by clicking the pause button.

How much faster can YADA speed up a download?
Answer: The improvement in download speed will depend on the server. YADA speeds up a download by making multiple connections to the remote server.
Typically, the improvement in download rate is about 10%-20%, when compared to the web browser. However, for some cases the improvement can reach more than 200%.

Why does YADA prompt me for a file name sometimes when I add an URL ? Doesn't it assign a name to the download file automatically?
Answer: Generally, YADA will take the last few letters from the URL and decides if it is a valid filename. If so, it will use it as the name for the local file.
If YADA is unable to recognize the filename from the URL, it will display a save dialog and prompt you for a name.