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i believe that ie 7 allows (2) downloads at a time, i think ie 8 is (6). anyone have experience with multiple downloads? are they safe, or something to avoid at all costs? i'm in the process of downloading games to my new storage drive and because they're so big (and my internet connection not great, 1mb/s at best) it will take forever. so anyone know if there is a greater possibility of file corruption when downloading two (or more) files simultaneously? i understand that the possibility of file corruption is always present, and it stands to reason that downloading more than one at a time increases the risk, but i'm talking beyond what one would normally expect. any thoughts?

thanks for your help!
Edited by uglykidmoe - 11/14/13 at 12:27pm
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Lol, I had no problem rebuilding my WHOLE Steam library after a system rebuild (20+ downloads at once) It took forever (5-6 hours) but worked fine.
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Lol, I had no problem rebuilding my WHOLE Steam library after a system rebuild (20+ downloads at once) It took forever (5-6 hours) but worked fine.


(5-6 hours)drool.gif

it would take me 5-6 weeks to rebuilt my steam collection wth.gifbiggrin.gif
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Lol, I had no problem rebuilding my WHOLE Steam library after a system rebuild (20+ downloads at once) It took forever (5-6 hours) but worked fine.


(5-6 hours)drool.gif

it would take me 5-6 weeks to rebuilt my steam collection wth.gifbiggrin.gif
Yeah, I don't know why but my router has been in a overly good mood lately... biggrin.gif
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Anyone who has Steam should know that you don't have to redownload your games if you keep the files for them. I had a Steam library of ~600GB and when I reloaded I just copied over the Steam library in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common" to the location of your new Steam library, sign into Steam, go to your library and start to download the game. Instead of downloading it will say "discovering local content" and then viola, your game is ready.

EDIT: Also wanted to add that multiple downloads do not hurt your drive or lead to any problems. The only issues will be that your download will take longer. Depending on how you are a downloading a file if the download is stopped you may have to download the entire file again.
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thanks for your help everyone!
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Anyone who has Steam should know that you don't have to redownload your games if you keep the files for them..........

you're right, well except for the "anyone" part. i obviously didn't keep them. prior to installing a storage hd my capacity was 170g. because i had other stuff on it and didn't want to overload it one to two games at the most at any given time was my max, steam or otherwise.
Edited by uglykidmoe - 11/14/13 at 3:01pm
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thanks for your help everyone!
you're right, well except for the "anyone" part. i obviously didn't keep them. prior to installing a storage hd my capacity was 170g. because i had other stuff on it and didn't want to overload it one to two games at the most at any given time was my max, steam or otherwise.

When I say "Anyone who uses Steam should know" I didn't mean you should have known, I mean I am trying to spread the knowledge, because not a lot of people who use Steam do know that.

Hope you didn't take it the wrong way, I was just trying to help. thumb.gif

EDIT: In fact, if you install your Steam library on an external HDD, you can take that drive to another internet enabled computer, install/sign into Steam, and play all your games. It can be pretty handy when traveling or playing on computer at school/work/family's house.
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sorry, poor attempt at humor on my part. and i do appreciate your and every one else's help, left to my own devices i will screw stuff up, no doubt about it wink.gif
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