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I am trying to download two files originally linked on this page. The author has edited the linked page but an archived version of the page and files I was referring to can be found here. The links are right beneath the text Downloads from the video:

Downloads from the video:

Start.blend
Finished.blend
Normal Map Combine.blend - Simple Node group to combine any normal map together.

I'm using the latest version of Firefox. The files in question are hosted on Google Drive, and have 64MB and 135 MB, respectively. I am trying to download them one by one, as that is the way they are hosted.

Google warns that it's unable to scan either of the files due to their size. I click on Download anyway, and the page reloads. Regardless of how many times I try this, the page just keeps reloading every time, and download doesn't start.

This behaviour persists in both normal and private mode. I've also tried using Opera, and the behaviour was the same.

Googling about gave back this, so I guess I'm not the only one with the problem, and it seems the issue is not new.

Does anyone know how I can download the two files by using Firefox?

  • Which links point to the files that you are trying to download? – Rubén Sep 13 '17 at 18:44
  • @Rubén It seems that the author has changed the file's host. It used to be Google Drive, but now is Amazon AWS. Original question edited. – FiddlingAway Sep 16 '17 at 8:10
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    I was able to download the 64MB using the lasted version of Firefox for Windows. Do you still have the problem? – Rubén Sep 16 '17 at 17:38
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There should not be any issue for Google Drive downloads. Try on different network connection.

Note: Use updated version of Browser

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    I have no other connection on which I could try. I am already using the latest version of Firefox, as stated in the original question. – FiddlingAway Mar 26 '17 at 17:03
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    I tried those file on my network, it's works perfectly for me – Abhay Gawade Mar 29 '17 at 6:46
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    Hm, it's still not working for me, even after resetting my router, and obtaining a different IP address. Perhaps it is a network / ISP related issue, but the same thing happens if I try to access the file via Tor, or any of the webproxies. And it seems that it's not a browser thing, since the problem occurs in both Firefox and Opera.The more I try, the less it becomes about actually getting the file, and more about discovering why this happens. Thank you for still taking an interest in this. – FiddlingAway Mar 31 '17 at 7:07
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Had the same problem. Solution for me was changing time zone in windows settings. Reason: cookie started with "download_warning_....", returned from google.com, become immediately expired and never sent back.

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    Unfortunately, this did not solve the issue. – FiddlingAway Apr 22 '17 at 12:47
  • This was the solution for me. I was having the issue in a VM with guest additions installed, which was screwing up the clock and making the download fail. – Myles Sep 21 at 5:01
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Perhaps it's not a network issue, for me it's not: I'm using two different pcs on the same connection, with different o.s. (XP & Win7) and different antivirus protection, the XP one it's able to download, the other not (same files), in the same way described by FiddlingAway. The page recharge with a little address'difference in the string preceding the file id.

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