Almost everything you do on the Web is some form of downloading. For instance, when you access a web page, you are actually downloading a text document and all its associated graphics from a web server. Here's how to save the files to your hard drive.STEP BY STEP: Downloading Software
Follow these simple steps for downloading software, plug-ins, games or any other files from the Internet.File Formats and Extensions
When downloading content from the Web, you will undoubtedly encounter many different types of electronic file formats. Why should you care? You need to identify the file type to know whether it will work on your computer.File Compression
Media files, especially full length movies, can be very large, so downloading may take hours, depending on the speed of your connection. To speed things up, many large files are compressed.