Question How is downloading done?

Nov 9, 2021
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While a file is being downloaded, where is it stored first? (I mean, while its still downloading)
Because, I've observed that the download speed is usually higher at times, and I just wanted to know where those bits of data are stored while being downloaded and flushed to the destination directory.
 

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Titan
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It's going to depend on the App. Some apps will use a temp folder in their directory, then copy it to the destination folder. Others will make a .part file where ever you told it to download and then rename that whatever you were downloading. Neither of these effect the speed of the download.

I've observed that the download speed is usually higher at times
I'm assuming this is your issue, but I'm not sure what you mean by this. Can you tell us more?
 

COLGeek

Cybernaut
Moderator
With Windows, the file is usually in the default download folder, as a partial file until completed. It is easy to observe this behavior. With some applications/browsers, a temp folder is used during the download.
 

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