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How to download files from Command Prompt in Windows [Tip]

Every modern web browser has a built-in option that allows users to download a remote file from a specific source. This is a good thing because you no longer need to install another software or program just to download some text files, PDF documents, MP3s, FLV and MP4 videos, etc. However, there are also limitations to what you can do so you might want to consider learning how to download files from the command prompt in Windows.

So if you still don’t know how, go ahead and feel free to read on…

How to download files from Command Prompt in Windows

Download and installation

WgetXsetup [2]

WgetXsetupXb [3]

Usage

Wget for Windows offers basic and advanced usage. However, in this post, we’re not going to delve into its advanced commands and functionalities. Since the objective of this post is just to let you know how to download files from the command prompt, you simply need to remember this basic Wget for Windows command:

wget [URL]

WgetXdownload [4]

If you want to learn more basic wget commands, you can refer to this link [5].

Just remember that Wget for Windows won’t function unless you meet the following system requirements.

So that’s it. You’re done.