Download the install program from here. After you have the .EXE file, just run it from Windows. (If you already have installed GetRight, you do not need to uninstall it, just install the newer version over the older version.)
The setup program will ask you some questions to guide you thru the setup process.
If you wish to have a simpler interface with many of the more advanced functions hidden, pick the "Basic" mode when asked in the Setup program.
Unless you have special needs, you should accept the default values for all the other items.
Once GetRight is installed and running, you should have an a GetRight icon in your system tray like the one shown here.
Just use your web browser as usual.
GetRight adds into your web browser (Netscape Navigator and Microsoft IE 4.0 or higher) so that starting downloads with GetRight is as easy as clicking in your web browser. When you click on a file to download, GetRight will take over and show its own "Save As" window and Download window.
(If you use a different web browser, here for Opera or look in the Help file about starting downloads.)
Tip: Some sites do things differently so may not work quite as transparently with GetRight. If there is a file that GetRight is not catching, try holding the CTRL and ALT keys down when you click the item in your web browser. That will tell GetRight to do any file.
If a download stops for any reason, you can easily resume it with GetRight.
If the download window is still showing on your screen, just press the "Resume" button (See Right) and GetRight will continue the download.
If the download window is no longer showing (such as if your computer has been shutdown), just double-click on the GetRight Logo in your Windows tray icons (See Right) to open the Download Status window. Then double-click the download from the list of all your downloads to resume it. (See Below)
4. More Advanced Features
Nearly all of the more advanced features are available from either the Download Status (to get there, just double-click on the GetRight Logo in your Windows tray icons (See Right) or the Configuration window (to get there, just right-click on the GetRight Logo in your Windows tray icons, and pick "Configuration" from the menu). Accepting ftp://user:firstname.lastname@example.org/... formats.
GetRight DOES accept this format to get usernames and passwords for logging into servers.
For security reasons (so somebody can't see your password by just looking at the screen) this information is extracted and not shown when GetRight shows the URL on the Download Status or download window.
This doesn't work for usernames or passwords that contain a colon ":" or at-sign "@" (and possibly other special characters like a slash "/"). To avoid problems, it is best to just not use those characters in your username or password.
Acting as Server with security programs
Some Internet security programs (like ZoneAlarm) can give a warning that GetRight is trying to act as a server on some downloads. This is caused by part of how the FTP protocol can work...the FTP server you are downloading from can connect back to GetRight for sending the actual file you want.
GetRight can be set to do FTP connections differently: On the Proxy configuration page in GetRight, check the very top box about "Use PASV mode for FTP transfers." That will have GetRight always connect out so should avoid the prompt.
AdShield and GetRight's Click Monitoring
Web Page Popup Ad blocking program AdShield (version 1.2) can block GetRight's click monitoring.
To fix this, disable "Block listed Images" and "Block listed Pages" in AdShield's dontrol panel. "Block listed popups" and "Block Scripted popups" can still be enabled.
Advertisements in GetRight, and why they are gone
If you are still seeing banner ads in any version of GetRight either registered or unregistered, please upgrade. Banner ads have been completely removed from all versions of GetRight.
All of the companies previously used to show the ads have either gone out of business or no longer serve advertisements.
Ads were shown in unregistered installations of version 4.0 through 4.3 and were optional in version 4.5. They have been completely removed in 4.5a.
There seem to be a few people getting a blank screen in the browser after GetRight takes over the download. In Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, then pick the Internet Options menu, then switch to the Advanced tab. Under the Browsing item, make sure the "Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart)" item is Checked.
For more information, click here. Can GetRight Upload files too?
Not yet. But something is coming. :-)
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