[Coco] [Color Computer] Yahoo has blocked all files etc

James Jacobs amigansoftware@gmail.com [ColorComputer] ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com
Fri Dec 20 21:28:57 EST 2019

Hi Neil

It worked for me, mine was only a total of 250Mb though for all my
groups. I must be a member of less groups than you.

It consists of files.zip, messages.zip and links.zip, there is no photos.zip :-(



On 12/21/19, shadow at shadowgard.com [ColorComputer]
<ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> On 16 Dec 2019 at 13:54, Neil Morrison neilsmorr at gmail wrote:
>> Yahoo has blocked access to files, photos, links etc. I assume the
>> data is still there, since they claim you can download your own stuff
>> until January, however no one can access anything except their own
>> messages or uploads, not even moderators.
> From what I understand from posts I've seen elsewhere, Yahoo's
> download offer actually gets *all* the messages and files for the
> groups. Doesn't get *any* photos.
> I'm having to rely on hearsay, because I put in a request, and have
> links to 7 2 gb files.
> Slight problem. I can't *download* them. I can start a download in a
> browser, but when it errors out, there's no way to resume it. I have
> to start over.
> I tried adding a utility that can resume (Internet download
> Accelerator) but it doesn't seem to be able to resume either.
> Part of the problem is that they are using extra security for the
> download links. I have 2 factor authentication turned *off*, but to
> get to the links, I not only have to give my userid and password, but
> it insists on sending me an email with a 4 letter code to enter.
> after a bit the links on the page don't work anymore, and refreshing
> it has me go thru the whole rigamarole again.
> If anybody has actually gotten this to work, please tell me how!
> and (of course) yahoo doesn't have anything remotely close on their
> help links.
> --
> Leonard Erickson (aka shadow)
> shadow at shadowgard dot com

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