Rapidshare is a huge file sharing/hosting server. The problem is they do not have a search facility or recent additions list which will let users know that what has been just uploaded at Rapidshare and is available for download. This problem can be solved easily.
Rapidshare is free file hosting monster. You can download movies, softwares, freewares and lots of stuff for your PC from there. Because there is a limit for uploading size therefore a lot of users split their files into multiple parts and upload these at Rapidshare. Now we can download part1, part2, part3 and so on and then you have to extract the file using winrar to make a single usable file. Normally when you extract part1, winrar detects other parts in the same directory and extract these for you to make a single file. Some files do not come in part1, part2 shape. These come file.rar.001, file.rar.002 state and there are two ways to extract these files. Either you rename these to part1.rar, part2.rar … sequence or you unsplit these using some software.
Rapidshare is the best file sharing website. For free users there is a time limit restriction for avoiding server to be overloaded with download requests. This thing annoys user though. Whenever he clicks to download the file, there stars a timer to make the process slow. Well! Good news…We have a solution for that. Thanks to firefox. A free Firefox add-on that lets you skip all the clicking and waiting on sites like RapidShare, Zshare, MegaUpload, and Sharebee is available which will start your download instantly. What it does, it skips all the pages, locate downloadable file’s link and throws it directly to the browser to download the file instantly.
Rapidshare is a file hosting goldmine if you know how to search it properly. for example: Try using follwoing code.
Open google site. Put above line in search box, hit enter. You will get results of downloadable files with zip,rar,7zip and tar formats. inurl can be specified for finding files of specific format. e.g.
inurl:pdf inurl:avi|wmv|mpg|nva inurl:mp3|ogg|wma inurl:exe inurl:zip|rar|7zip|tar
Now the following query will provide you direct link to download winrar software compressed in zip format.
site:rapidshare.de inurl:zip winrar
Rapidshare is one of the world’s biggest and the fastest file web hosts around the world with thousands of files being uploaded and downloaded everyday. But it does not have a search engine of its own, we can search files hosted at rapidshare and other many file hosting services directly using many resources out there as many many search engines are emerging to do this task.
RapidShare is most widely used popular online file sharing hosting service. Free rapidshare account has limitations i.e. low bandwidth, difficult captcha etc. Still the number of files uploaded on Rapidshare is more then any other online file sharing website. One issue which users faces while downloading files from rapidshare is wait time and there is no free automated program for downloading set of rapidshare files. Rapidshare Plus is a solution.