QuickPar Tutorial – How To Repair Your Downloads

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This article describes how QuickPar works and how to repair Usenet downloads with it. If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to create your own parity archives for your own Usenet uploads, please check out our guide on how to upload to Usenet:  How To Upload To Usenet, Step 2: Creating Recovery Using QuickPar Anyone who has been using …

Binreader Configuration Guide

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To use Binreader, you don’t have to go through all the options. Here are the most important things: – Enter your provider information under “Server”. – Activate SSL (encryption) in the same tab. – For maximum performance, check the following option under “Advanced”: “Buffer downloads in memory”, and increase the number of connections until you get full speed. ADVANCED GUIDE: …

Grabit Settings

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This tutorial explains how to setup and customize GrabIt for your needs. You don’t need to go through all these settings if you just want to use it for downloading, but it can help if you like to fine-tune things. First of all, we’ll go through the server settings. These are important as they allow you to activate SSL and …

How To Avoid Fake Files On Usenet

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Ever since Usenet became popular, spammers have become a little more common than they used to be. More experienced users have since learned to avoid the fake files posted on the network, but like with torrents, beginners sometimes find themselves a bit overwhelmed. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to detect “crap” uploads, how they look, and …

How To Find Files

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Say you are just inquisitive or have subscribed to Usenet and have a newsreader set up, and want to know how to find and download files—this guide shows you the ropes. Disclaimer: We absolve ourselves of promoting or suggesting the use of Usenet for illegal downloads. If in doubt of the legality of a download, consult a lawyer. Want to …

Usenet Terms Explained

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In case you are wondering: Here are the most important terms explained. – “Retention“: Describes how long a file will be preserved on the server. Since the Usenet contains so many files, and everyday several Terabytes more are uploaded, data will only be available for a certain period of time, afterwards they will be replaced by more recent content. (Read …

So Your Download Is Incomplete?

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Alas, this is something every Usenet user goes through sometime in his career. You’ve found the file you were searching for, started downloading, and were already imagining watching the movie, listening to the piece of music or otherwise using it, and there it is, the whole, ugly truth: Your download is damaged beyond repair, no chance to do anything about …

How To Use Backup Servers

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Disclaimer: Our “don’t do anything evil” policy applies. Talking about DMCA takedowns and circumventing them doesn’t imply that we endorse downloading anything copyrighted without permission. Always obey the law in your jurisdiction.   With more and more newsreaders including multi-server support, the use of backup servers has become more and more widespread in the Usenet community. Sometimes it happens that …

How To Create An NFO File

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This article is part of our “How To Upload” series and explains create an information file for uploads. Remember our “don’t do evil stuff” disclaimer! So you want to add an nfo file to your upload? Awesome! Let’s stop wasting time: Here is our nfo creation tutorial! First of all you need the “Cool Beans NFO Creator” and, when posting …

How To Upload Using Powerpost

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This guide is part of our “How To Upload” series and explains how to use the program Powerpost to upload files. Please note that there’re several versions of this program which, while differing slightly, basically work the same, so this guide should work for all of them. Also remember our disclaimer. First go to http://powerpost.free.fr/ to download Powerpost, the tool …