I've seen more digital scrapbookers becoming frustrated with Far Far Hill Downloading so I'm upgrading my downloading tutorial with images. I hope it helps ~ Sheryl Johnson 5/8/2014
Step 1: On the Far Far Hill blog page where you discover the gorgeous goody choose "Click HERE to download."
Step 2: You'll be taken the the infamous DepositFiles.Com website. This is where your careful navigation to avoid delays and unnecessary downloads begins. Choose "Regular Download" if you don't want to buy downloading software.
Step 3: It is important here that you IGNORE the big red "Download Now!" icon. Indeed, I encourage you to ignore this icon everywhere on the web. It is usually not what you're wanting to download. It is clever advertising. As seen in this image it is time to WAIT for your Far Far Hill download. I presume it is so you have extra time to study all of their lovely advertising. Please forgive them. They are giving something away for free and they must make money somehow. These advertisers are paying them. Your time and dealing with the inconvenience is the way you are paying for the free and gorgeous Far Far Hill download.
Step 4: The waiting is over but now there is another hoop to jump through. Again it is important here that you IGNORE the big red "Download Now!" icon. In this step you must enter an answer of some sort. The small screen above "Your Answer" will show you something and you'll have to figure out what it wants you to enter before clicking continue.
Step 5: Again it is important here that you IGNORE the big red "Download Now!" icon. Choose the plain and boring "Download File in regular mode by browser" icon.
Step 6: Step 5 should open your download screen for you to choose where you want to save the file. This step depends on the settings on the computer. Some computers are set to download everything to a specific place, usually the downloads file on your computer, and they don't ask you where you want to store it. That is another tutorial and I'll let somebody else do it. You can Google search how to download a file and how to extract a zipped file.
Step 7: You will know you've succeeded because you'll see "Your file downloading has started..." And yes, it does take a very long time. They are punishing you for not clicking the red button and buying into or downloading the distractions. In this case, they're giving you 48 minutes to think about your choice and wish, oh wish, that you had only purchased their quick downloading software. These downloads are moody. If your internet connection is interrupted you'll have to start over.
Most computers will have a pop up like this at the bottom so you can see how much time is left. As you can see my 48 minutes of wait time was really about 11 minutes. So they're not always the monsters they profess to be.
Just to convince you that their quick downloading software is the way to go they'll give you a limit of how many files you can download in a certain block of time. You'll have to come back tomorrow, basically. If you're an avid downloader and have an ambition to collect tons of Far Far Hill freebies then I suggest a Far Far Hill Pinterest board. It will help you not forget what you wanted to download. You can download them later and either delete them from your board or make a note in the comments that you've downloaded it so you don't do it twice.
I found the warning "Your system doesn't support this file. Click HERE to get the plugin" to be a lie on my Far Far Hill downloads. The files are fine/normal. DespositFiles is trying to be tricky and sell you things you don't need. Don't fall for it. After one download I get the message: Attention! Connection limit has been exhausted for your IP address! Please try in 35 minute(s). Is it worth it to you to wait? I suggest putting the images of kits you want from Far Far Hill on a Pinterest board and get to it when you get to it. If you're a downloader that likes to do them all in one day Far Far Hill may not be the source for you.
Free users who want to download files from the file hosting service Depositfiles need to wait 60 seconds before they can download the first files. Additional time limits are added once a few downloads have been made. The drawback of Depositfiles is its limited download caps and appallingly slow speeds.
Why would Far Far Hill choose to use DepositFiles.Com to host their free downloading? They get paid for each time you download. They have high quality designs. I love their work. Is it a pain to download Far Far Hill Freebies? Yes. Is it worth it? That's a question I cannot answer for you. However, for me, yes, it is worth it.
To download from Deposit Files I choose "Regular Download." Then I get a pop-up ad. After I close the ad I have to click "Regular Download" again....Then I have to wait (Presumably so I can read their delightful advertisements about how I need to buy their DepositFiles products). Then I can find the tiny link to download in regular mode. And I wait while it downloads for a long time.
More about DepositFiles:
DepositFiles.com provides equally high qualified services to users from all the regions of the globe, regardless of size downloads, download time, user's browser and other parameters. With this purpose the system of dynamic load distribution was implemented. It operates on the following principle: “All users should have an opportunity to download large files and with good speed for FREE”
As download priority speed is given for GOLD Users, other users can download quickly only one by one file (first one, then another one). The time spent in the line (the phrase "try again in 10 minutes") depends on various factors ( file’s popularity, DepositFiles server load from your network segment, time of day , etc.), the main thing among which is the file size. The larger the file downloaded from your IP address is before, the more waiting time is. Therefore, in order to reduce waiting time we recommend to download small files at the beginning. Also , as the system recognizes users by their IP address, you can change your address and try to download the file again.
The size of files you can download from DepositFiles depends on your ISP and your account status. Downloading files as Free User uninterruptedly and with speed restrictions you will have about 5 GB downloaded per day. All GOLD Users can download with maximum available speed. After reaching the 20 GB per day, the technical speed limit may be applied.