FAQs - FooDownloader
What platforms is FooDownloader available on?Open or Close
Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8
How to start or stop one or more downloading tasks?Open or Close
You can hold Ctrl key and select tasks, right-click selected tasks to show context menu, from the menu, choose "Start" or "Stop", then the selected tasks will be started or stopped.
How to delete one or more downloading tasks?Open or Close
You can hold Ctrl key and select tasks, right-click selected tasks to show context menu, from the menu, choose "Delete Task Only" or "Delete Task and Files". "Delete Task Only" remove the task entry from FooDownloader, but the actual files on the disk are not deleted. "Delete Task and Files" will delete both task entry from FooDownloader and delete downloaded files from the disk.
How to open the folder where files are downloaded?Open or Close
Right-click a task to show context menu, from the context menu, click "Open Containing Folder". Alternatively, press Ctrl+Z to open the download folder.
How to check downloading file details?Open or Close
To check a file details, first click the task, then at the bottom half, you can see the details of the task including the download ratio, availability, exact files contained within this task and their downloading progresses etc.
How to remove advertisement?Open or Close
To remove advertisement, you need to purchase a FooDownloader PRO license in order to get a license key. Following are the steps:
Step 1. Click top menu "Help" > "Register License" to show "FooDownloader PRO Registration" dialog. On the dialog, click "Buy now" button to open FooDownloader PRO license purchase web page. On the FooDownloader PRO purchase page, click "Buy Now" button to proceed with the purchase. After your transanction is complete and clear (about a few hours), we'll send you an email containing your FooDownloader PRO license key. Please make sure you enter the correct email when you proceed with your purchase.
Step 2. Once you receive the email with FooDownloader PRO license key, you can open "FooDownloader PRO Registration" dialog again as in step 1., enter your FooDownloader PRO license key into input box and click "Register" button to complete your registration process. If registration is successful, you can now enjoy FooDownloader PRO features. In case you have problems registering your PRO license, please contact us here.
Where to change FooDownloader user interface (UI) language?Open or Close
From FooDownloader top menu "Languages", you can change the language for the user interface.
How to change download folder?Open or Close
From FooDownloader top menu "Options", click "Settings" to show Settings dialog. On general settings page, change "Downloaded to" path to your desired download folder path, then all future downloaded files will be saved in this folder.
How to limit FooDownloader bandwidth usage?Open or Close
From FooDownloader top menu "Options" > "Bandwidth Limit Mode", choose a lower bandwidth mode. If you choose "Auto Mode", FooDownloader will intelligently utilize the unused bandwith on your network to increase download speed.
How to share my own files?Open or Close
From FooDownloader top menu "Tasks", click "Create New Torrent" to show the share file dialog. From the dialog, choose the file or folder of files to share, you can also add other information like file description or your own website URL, then click "Generate" button to create a small Torrent file. Then you can upload this Torrent file to any Torrent site or file download site, or simply give it to other people, then they'll be able to download your shared files.
How to start or stop all tasks?Open or Close
At the bottom-right of your screen, right click FooDownloader trayicon to show the popup menu. From the popup menu, you can choose "Start All Tasks" or "Stop All Tasks".
How to start or stop downloads at a specific time or turn off computer at specific time?Open or Close
From FooDownloader top menu "Options", click "Schedule Task" to show schedule dialog. You can set time when downloads start, pause or stop. Furthur, you can choose the option to turn off computer after downloads finish.
How to show FooDownloader if it is hidden?Open or Close
At the bottom-right of your screen, click FooDownloader trayicon to show it.
How to quit FooDownloader?Open or Close
At the bottom-right of your screen, right click FooDownloader trayicon > click "Exit".
How to disable auto-run on system startup?Open or Close
From FooDownloader top menu "Options", tick off "Run at system startup".