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Step 1 - Startup the application. Make sure you have an active internet connection. WingFlyer will not work until you have an active connection to the internet. Once you are connected, start up WingFlyer. Step 2 - Enter the webpage URL into WingFlyer. Choose a webpage to download. Pick a URL address. If you want to copy and paste the address, then go ahead and select and copy the URL at this time. For this example, I have chosen the webpage entitled Dr Download (URL : Enter the URL. Click on the entry box labeled WebSite Name to highlight any text there.


Either by typing or pasting, enter the complete URL in the WebSite box.


Step 3 - Enter the name of the downloaded file. Activate the WingFlyer parsing feature by clicking on the entry box labeled D/L Name. Notice that WingFlyer has stripped off the http prefix and placed the website name and URL Path into the proper places.


Choose a directory and filename. If there is more than one file associated with this webpage then they will be saved in separate files, with WingFlyer choosing the most appropriate name. So it is a good idea to choose a separate subdirectory for your download to keep all the webpages and picture files together. In this case, I chose c:\temp\drdown\ as the place and index.htm as the name to save my webpage. So now the entry form looks like this :


Step 4 - Set your options. For the purpose of this tutorial, the default options are fine, but lets go over each one briefly.


Download Graphics Files(Checked by default). This option allows you to download the graphics files in the webpage. Normally, this option is checked by default since you usually want the pictures downloaded with the webpage. If this option is unchecked, then WingFlyer will still download any webpages, but the graphics files will not be downloaded, thus saving a significant amount of time if you are only interested in the text of the webpage. Overwrite, Skip, or AutoRename Existing Files Without Asking(Overwrite is checked by default). This option handles any case where a file already exists by that name. Overwrite will automatically overwrite the file without asking. Skipping will keep the original file and will not save any file with an exisiting filename. Autorename will automatically rename new file if its name already exists. The fourth option (neither option checked), is to prompt the user each time there is a filename conflict and give them the option of what to do, including overwriting, skipping, or renaming the new file. When you want to run WingFlyer unattended, it is best to check either the Overwrite or Skip exisiting Files to avoid making the program wait for periodic user input. Current Selection Only, or Multi-Level download(Current Selection is checked by default). Current Selection allows only the webpage name to be downloaded. Multi-Level allows the user the ability to download not only the current download, but other referenced webpages as well.

Step 5 - Download the files.


Check your information. Make sure it is correct, and click on the Send Request button. When the download is done, you will hear a simple beep to single the end of the download, the connection box will show Download Complete and the Files Remaining box in the Status window will show zeroes. View your webpage. Open your webbrowser and use the open file option and view your webpage.

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