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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Help with multi-file downloader

    I want to create a program that can go into a parent directory, travel to each folder in the directory and then download each file from each folder. I'd also like to make it so that I can control the number of folders it downloads at a time, e.g. if there's 100 folders, then be able to tell it to download folders 1-10, then at another point tell it to download folders 11-20.
    This is the code that I have so far:

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Drawing;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    using System.Net;
    using System.IO;
    namespace WindowsFormsApplication1
        public partial class Form1 : Form
            WebClient wc = new WebClient();
            public Form1()
            private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                List<string> linkList = new List<string>();
                string url = textBox1.Text;
                string source = workerclass.getsource(url);
                int startindex = source.IndexOf("folder.gif");
                source = source.Substring(startindex, source.Length - startindex);
                while (source.IndexOf("<a href=") != -1)
                    startindex = source.IndexOf("<a href=") + 9;
                    int endindex = source.IndexOf("/", startindex);
                    string link = source.Substring(startindex, endindex - startindex);
                    string fullink = url + link;
                    source = source.Replace("<a href=" + @"""" + link, "");
                foreach (string link in linkList)
                    List<string> linkList2 = new List<string>();
                    string newurl = textBox1.Text;
                    string source2 = workerclass.getsource(newurl);
                    int startindex2 = source.IndexOf("folder.gif");
                    source2 = source2.Substring(startindex, source2.Length - startindex2);
                    while (source2.IndexOf("<a href=") != -1)
                        startindex2 = source2.IndexOf("<a href=") + 9;
                        int endindex2 = source2.IndexOf("/", startindex);
                        string link2 = source.Substring(startindex2, endindex2 - startindex);
                        string fullink2 = newurl + link2;
                        source2 = source2.Replace("<a href=" + @"""" + link2, "");
                    foreach (string link2 in linkList2)
                        Uri reallink = new Uri(link2);
                        WebClient wc2 = new WebClient();
                        wc.DownloadFileAsync(reallink, link2+"");
            private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    Would this work to grab each file in each folder and download it? How would I tell it how many/which folders to download at one time as I previously mentioned?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Re: Help with multi-file downloader

    You want to be able to download file 1-10 at the same time so your downloading all 10 at once?

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