Download utility for MSDN download

This short article teaches you the painless way to download the file from MSDN.

MSDN used to have a File Transfer Manager that was giving problem most of the time (not popping up). Somehow msdn discontinue with this utility on 25 March 2015. For more information see this

I tried to use File Download Manager, DAP download manager, and FireFox DownThemAll. All of this could not complete the 3 GB download in MSDN with the error “Access denied. Invalid user name or password” So I contacted msdn site support and they took me just use the IE default download manager will do. I doubted because IE default download manager never successfully downloaded even 1 GB file for me.

Somehow this is the first time I can download 3 GB file in 3 hours and 40 minutes. I really hope this is not the only time.


About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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