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Why does wget download specific files, but can't download them all at once?

Why does wget download specific files, but can't download them all at once?

I am using Windows XP and am trying to use wget to download all the pictures (and some other files) from my website which is going to be closed on a host in about two weeks (so I need to hurry).

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"This is mainly because Wget just wasn't designed for this sort of operation...

Wget is one of the best and simplest tools for downloading files if you know the absoloute path, for example, it may work if you tried index.html, index.htm, default.htm or default.html (or others)... However it isn't a full web browser, and doing recursion or anything advanced can cause problems.

Based on your previous questions and my understanding, I highly recommend you ask your ISP/host for FTP credentials or other information and simply download all content. Failing this, take a look at HTTrack, if you type the website address, it should be able to download EVERYTHING to a local folder and keep the directory structure the same as on your host. You should be able to get what you want working in a fraction of the time compared to using wget."