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Anders Petersen   December 31, 2008, 02:02 AM


i get this error when trying to download an album as zip file ->

Sorry, you won't be able to download more that 300 MB of photos at once.

How can i download my originals unless this works?


Steffen Fagerström Christensen Team 23   January 02, 2009, 09:18 AM

Hey Anders,

I wouldn't exactly call it an error -- it's a limition put in place since we found that most zip downloads of a certain size fail to be completed and they consume a lot of ressources on our servers. I've upped the limit to 600 MB now (but that probably won't do the trick in your case).

We've been toying with the idea of release a 23 version of Flump which is basically a tool for downloading photos from Flickr, but I'm unsure if it's the right move -- since Flump doesn't actually download any of the meta data associated with photos. Does anyone know about better photo downloading tools?

oliver4   November 24, 2009, 11:43 AM

Have a look at Desktop Flickr Organizer. It can be used to upload and download. It even allows to backup and edit comments and descriptions.

greenbean   January 01, 2013, 08:37 PM

So the limit is now 600 MB. That's the error I get: "Sorry, you won't be able to download more that 600 MB of photos at once.".

Is there another way I can download my album (in original size) ?

Albert   January 31, 2013, 08:19 AM

When trying to download a zip album in original size (small albums indeed), the web keeps "creating zip - please wait", forever. Are you have problems with the server? I've tried with my free account, and with a plus account, and the problem remains.

Fotos-Bine-Jörg   February 04, 2013, 01:57 PM

I just also got the feedback from some friends to whom I sent a (small) album, and also just tried it myself: "creating zip - please wait" in a death-loop ... Could you have a look at that? Seems that somethings needs a 'reset'... Thanks in advance.
Best, Jörg

Steffen Fagerström Christensen Team 23   February 04, 2013, 08:27 PM

Hey guys,

Awesome that you found an old thread to support this one. The problem was entirely new though, and should have been solved now. Have a go and let me know.


Albert   February 04, 2013, 11:22 PM

Not quite well. Let's see:

First try, user 1 (plus), zip album with original photos, the zip download had zero bytes.

Second try, user 1 (plus), same zip album with original photos, the zip downloaded OK.

Third try, user 2 (free acount), another zip album with original photos, 28 photos, death-loop again, "creating zip".

Still not working properly.


wiedemann   April 05, 2015, 08:42 PM

Hej, jeg kan ikke åbne zip'en med mine originalbilleder. Jeg får en fejl: "Kan ikke dekomprimere "filnavn" til "Skrivebord". (Fejl 2 - Arkiv eller bibliotek findes ikke.). Hjælp. :)

same uec gràcia   February 13, 2016, 01:16 PM

Still not working, I've tried lot of times.

- Select an album
- Download zip
- Select size as original
- Appears screen with link to download
- Keep loading a little bit and then reappears the screen to select the size. Nothing happens.

And it repeats again and again.

rnd   March 17, 2016, 11:08 AM

Having this same problem, anything being done to fix this?

same uec gràcia   April 18, 2016, 12:18 AM

Tried again. Problem continues. Desperating....

download zip album --> choosing "original" --> "generating zip" -->download zip link --> web thinks quite a while and then returns to the "choosing original" step.

I would like to know if there's support on this. Or if it will ever work. I thought you were good solvint these things.

monoradiactivo   April 27, 2016, 04:22 AM

Arggg... Same problem... :(

Biber   May 05, 2016, 05:23 AM

There is a new support address:


dosron   September 10, 2016, 10:49 PM

The generated zip-files is not correct:
Archive: /home/klamue/Downloads/
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/klamue/Downloads/ or
/home/klamue/Downloads/, and cannot find /home/klamue/Downloads/, period.

Steffen Fagerström Christensen Team 23   September 11, 2016, 08:54 PM

Do you know how big the zip is?

dosron   September 11, 2016, 10:58 PM

It was a small one. 0,9 MB.


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