Use Rapget to queue downloads from file hosts

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 28, 2007
Updated • Jul 8, 2013

Rapget is a sweat little freeware program that can be used to download multiple files at once from over 60 file hosts including, Megaupload, and others. The real beauty of Rapget lies in the fact that it automatically bypasses the annoying captcha that is used on most websites to prevent access with or delay download managers.

It is furthermore possible to add usernames and passwords of select websites to take advantage of memberships and premium accounts. For some services, this is mandatory as the program won't work otherwise at all. I was not able to download files from for instance without adding premium account details.

Rapget provides a great and easy way to queue as many downloads as you want that are hosted on file hosting websites and download them with the same functionality that a download manager offers. It is furthermore possible to add proxies to Rapget which means that you can bypass country or IP limits that several websites impose upon their users.

Update: Note that Rapget has not been updated since 2008. It is likely that the majority of download options do not work anymore. I suggest you check out the following two alternatives instead.

JDownloader is probably the most popular tool to download files from file hosting sites. It supports hundreds of sites that you can download files from and all the features that you would expect a program of its kind. You can add premium account details to the application to make use of those accounts when downloading files. The open source program supports a variety of features, including options to unpack files automatically - using a password list if necessary -, support for multiple languages, automatic software updates and simultaneous downloads. The only drawback in my opinion is that it requires Java to run.

MiPony is an alternative to that that does not require Java. It is not as comfortable as JDownloader but comes close enough to be a viable alternative. It supports more or less the same sites as JDownloader so pick it up if you do not want to run Java on your system.


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  1. ronny said on May 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I use RS downloader now since quite a few months
    you can find it here =>

    rapget developer seems to be disappeared from the planet (lol) , the program hasn’t been updated since years :(

    usd is complex to update / use

  2. Keynes said on May 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I’m very surprised with all the above problems.,cos it seems like the tool is working. But its not to me., it jus says that file cant be found. I’ve tried almost 6 different rapidshare downloaders., none seems to be working., please help me guys.

  3. ronny said on October 24, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I use rsdownloader now (since rapget doesn’t get updated :/ )
    great program and can be found here ;)

    only for premium account users I think

    grtz Ronny

  4. ronny said on April 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I have Vista here (even x64) I just copied my rapget folder from xp computer to here and works without errors …
    Be sure to install the ssl32 libraries !!! (put them in rapget folder – for example c:rapet and put them also in c:windowssystem 32)
    those ssl32 libraries are actually just 2 DLL files if I remember well.

    my rapget folder contains these files => (since year and day …)
    readme_en.txt (not needed)
    some language (x:rapgetlanguage) folder wich contains the .LNG files

    tried rapidshare manager yet to download?

    to get max bandwitdh speed use IDM download manager ;)

  5. Anonymous said on April 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    use orbit downloader

  6. dayrider said on February 4, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I have windows vista and i cant get rapget to work it wont dl nething at all i did everything ronny said also and it still dont work

  7. Floki said on November 20, 2008 at 1:19 am

    its XP and i have Premium ACc and the problem is same as i wrote down

  8. ronny said on November 15, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    that’s just not possible …
    btw. Rapget can only be used with premium accounts. If you guys are free users, it doesn’t work at all … !
    Than use cryptload or Jdownloader or something similar like that.

    If you want I can upload my files of rapget, and try them on your comp.
    btw. vista or xp ? doesn’t have effect actually cause I have both here and works perfect (with premium account)
    Megaupload doesn’t work here (with premium account) dunno why, some guy I know has same problem. At him MU works but not RS :s strange problems

  9. shaun said on November 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    i did exactly wad ronny said. but nth happen…its not downloading. anyone please help. thx

  10. Floki said on November 6, 2008 at 3:23 am

    I did EVRYTHING exacly how u told me and it is still not working.When i paste to clipboard the items i press the green button to start the download all the links go green like he started and than in 3 seconds RapGet closes down on its own.It tottaly closes i need to reopen it.I really need some other help its not the stuff u are explaining me i got all that right and it still not working there is some other problem! Please Help some1

  11. ronny said on November 5, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    You have to paste the .DLL files into your rapget folder and also in c:windowssystem32 ;)
    the mp3 is just for fun I added lol

    base.rob = basic file you need to run rapget properly
    download rapget again and reinstall it ;)
    than it should work ;) (well I don’t have any problems with it

  12. Floki said on November 5, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I extracted only the base.rob file from the rapget rared file i downloaded i started rapget easy and the same problem happened i pasted 100 links into it it finished all downloads in 1 second and closed rapget!
    Any1 has any idea whats wrong?

  13. Floki said on November 5, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Error message says cannot load file “base.rob”

  14. Floki said on November 5, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    i dont understand how to install there is 1 mp3 file and 2 dll`s no exe @ all i copied 2 dll`s into my rapget folder and it aint working….
    OK i dled it from rapget site and installed into my rapget folder and it still doesnt work…..

  15. ronny said on November 1, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    what version you use ? use the latest version and/or reinstall this program. Delete the links.dat file maybe and try to reboot rapget.exe
    base.rob could be corrupt also but I don’t think so. Be sure to install the SSL libraries ;) (see above)

    you can find them here for example

  16. Floki said on November 1, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Why is my RepGet closing evry time i paste more than 10 links at once.I am a RapidShare premium account user.Why is that happenig it just closes the RapGet program and i have to start it again and put maximum 10 download links in it….
    Any1 can help?

  17. ronny said on November 1, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    @ black.marque

    how did you get it to work with megaupload ? I even have premium account there and doesn’t work lol :(

    for RS, you need to download & install SSL 32 libraries ;)
    you can find them on the rapget site
    install them into your rapget folder & defintly in c:windowssystem32 ;)

    than it should work afaik

    btw. get the latest version of rapget ;) = v1.41


    lol I still don’t know where to download USD, since I don’t understand a frigging word of russian, but this rapget works fine ;)

  18. black.marque said on November 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    i tried downloading from megaupload.. it works well.. but doesnt work with rapidshare..
    any ideas on how to get it 2 work with RS??

  19. david said on June 28, 2008 at 6:37 am

    does not work with megaupload

  20. ronny said on June 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I have the same problem Ga Si Tinh

    I can’t download from MU, but I can from

    and where can I find USD ????? Since it’s not on his website anymore …….. :(

  21. Ga Si Tinh said on March 6, 2008 at 4:12 am

    I’ve been using Rapget to get files from Rapidshare smoothly. But I haven’t been able to get files from MegaUpload (of course I have paid account with MegaUpload.)
    Anyone successfully get files from MegaUpload using Rapget, please advice.
    Really aprreciate.

  22. Cheah said on February 17, 2008 at 6:02 am

    u can use rapget by copying the download link

    example: copy the rapidshare link that has a capthca on it and paste it on rapget then click the green arrow, wait a while and it will start smoothly

  23. sze said on January 25, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Installed Rapget on my XP Professional. Insytallation was a breeze but can’t seems to get the rapget to work. Always failed when trying the link.. Any ideas?

  24. nash said on September 18, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    got a big problem…
    how to use rapget?
    plz reply a.s.a.p.

  25. Reactive said on June 29, 2007 at 6:09 am

    RapGet was more or less good at its time, but now, USDownloader is the best filehost download manager, it can be found here:
    It’s updated very frequently and it works like a dream :)

  26. cc said on June 29, 2007 at 5:45 am

    I don’t use these file sharing sites often but this seems like a really helpful piece of software.

  27. bob said on June 28, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    Program works great, but as soon as they update it, Rapidshare people in turn seem to change their Captcha code format/method. But when it works it’s great as you can set it and walk away from your PC.

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