1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    Win 10
       01 Sep 2015 #1

    Microsoft Edge - Missing 'Copy Download Link' option


    We all know that IE, Firefox, etc have the option to copy the download link of an ongoing download job. But it seems Microsoft had something really great in mind and has apparently removed that feature from Microsoft Edge I wonder wheres the 'Edge'??

    Can someone please tell me how to bring back the useful 'copy download link' option of an ongoing download link in Edge?

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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 50
    Win 10
       05 Sep 2015 #2

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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Sep 2015 #3

    shobhitk said: View Post
    We all know that IE, Firefox, etc have the option to copy the download link of an ongoing download job.
    We do? I have never heard of such an option. Are you referring to something else and calling it something strange?
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 50
    Win 10
       05 Sep 2015 #4

    For your convenience i am attaching the screenshot of the 'copy download link' feature which is available across almost all browsers.

    This screenshot is from IE :-

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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Sep 2015 #5

    That's obscure. I've never seen it before, which is why I questioned the "we all know" bit.

    What do you use this for? You already have the file downloaded, and you obviously had the link to begin with... Personally, I don't see any use for it in any normal workflow (not that i'm saying there isn't one, but it seems obscure). My guess is that Microsoft didn't see a need either.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 50
    Win 10
       05 Sep 2015 #6

    There are several such instances when the download link is not 'visible' until and unless it is Clicked. in those cases one can only extract the URLS through the above mentioned method.

    I hope someone has a solution.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       30 Jan 2016 #7

    Mystere said: View Post
    That's obscure. I've never seen it before, which is why I questioned the "we all know" bit.

    What do you use this for? You already have the file downloaded, and you obviously had the link to begin with... Personally, I don't see any use for it in any normal workflow (not that i'm saying there isn't one, but it seems obscure). My guess is that Microsoft didn't see a need either.
    Not so obscure. I'm surprised you never heard of it. I've used it often when a download fails and I want to use some other program, like a download manager to get it instead.

    For example, right now I'm trying to set up a program that tries to download its own installer. On my miserable connection this eventually fails and I'm given the option of downloading an offline installer. All great so far.

    The problem is, I have Edge as my default browser. So it grabs the URL link from the program (it's not a web page, so I can't just copy the link from there) and starts downloading it and eventually fails too. Now I have no way of seeing what it's actually downloading. I want to copy the URL into my download manager that actually resumes stalled downloads properly.

    It seems a trivial thing to have it show the URL. Like previous posters have pointed out, all other browsers do it.

    Guess I just need to switch my default browser back to Chrome, which allows you to actually see the URL of the thing you're downloading. Nice try Edge.
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
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    Posts : 837
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       31 Jan 2016 #8

    nelsonhoover said: View Post
    Not so obscure. I'm surprised you never heard of it. I've used it often when a download fails and I want to use some other program, like a download manager to get it instead.

    For example, right now I'm trying to set up a program that tries to download its own installer. On my miserable connection this eventually fails and I'm given the option of downloading an offline installer. All great so far.

    The problem is, I have Edge as my default browser. So it grabs the URL link from the program (it's not a web page, so I can't just copy the link from there) and starts downloading it and eventually fails too. Now I have no way of seeing what it's actually downloading. I want to copy the URL into my download manager that actually resumes stalled downloads properly.

    It seems a trivial thing to have it show the URL. Like previous posters have pointed out, all other browsers do it.

    Guess I just need to switch my default browser back to Chrome, which allows you to actually see the URL of the thing you're downloading. Nice try Edge.
    Hi,
    Are you looking for this?
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  9. Joined : Jun 2016
    EHT, NJ, USA
    Posts : 1
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]
       03 Jun 2016 #9

    brummyfan said: View Post
    Hi,
    Are you looking for this?
    Click image for larger version. 

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    The OP is looking for the full download link, not just the website where the file came from. This enables him to eg from a command line use wget -c URL to resume a failed download. While overall I like Edge, these missing features are an annoyance. I ran into just this situation when downloading a help document from work and wanted to know the download URL so I could forward that to my boss
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  10. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       16 Aug 2016 #10

    Response


    Mystere said: View Post
    We do? I have never heard of such an option. Are you referring to something else and calling it something strange?
    I know that i'm maybe so late for responding this but i can't retain this.
    So firstly, you have never use 'Copy Download Link'? Really? I'm so disappointed that someone who have never seen that who responds to the question!
    YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO ON THIS QUESTION.
    Because for me, this question is very important!

    Why Microsoft delete (or make difficult access) to the 'Copy Download Link'? Why?
    Microsoft become con?

    Thank you for reading
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