About Warez Files
What is warez-files?
Warez-files.com is two things. It is first and foremost a filesharing crawler/indexer which crawls the internet to find pages with filesharing links. It then harvests those links along with a download title and category and enters all that into its database. Shortly after, those links are checked to see if they are working. Warez-files then removes the dead links and concequently the download if it is no longer complete. Secondly, it is a search engine. It allows you to search its contents for particular download titles and categories.
What does this site offer?
You should be able to find almost every download added to any filesharing site right here on the site instead of browsing to other websites. It also means you should not find dead links (files which filesharing services have removed). Why waste your time on conventional search engines finding sites that have dead rapidshare links and popups all over? This is what we're trying to avoid. We keep a record of where that download was found so you can check for additional information, you can access it by clicking the "Original Page" link included on every download. Occasionally some sites will be down as that is the nature of the community. This is why we index the content and keep it here and online.
What are these links?
The links that Warez Files indexes are often referred to as "eDirect Download" links. People upload files to these file hosting sites. The files are stored on their servers, servers that belong to the sites like rapidshare and megaupload. Once the upload is completed and the file has been stored, a link is generated so that person who just uploaded the file can give that link to somebody else who can then download that file. These are usually referred to as download links or "Rapidshare Links". Clicking on them allows you or any one else to download that same file from the file hosting site. For example, if you uploaded your file "Summer Vacation.avi" file to rapidshare.com, you would get a link that looks something like http://www.rapidshare.com/files/1234567890/Summer_Vacation.avi.html. You could just copy that link to a friend. When that person visits that link, they can download your file from rapidshare.com. Only people who enter the full link have access to your file. You can send that same link to a family member, and they could download it from rapidshare also. This is easier than emailing this file to the same two people because it is a big file and you would have to send it 2 times (once for each recipient). This way, you can upload the file once, and 10 of your friends can download it, or hundreds.
Why are there multiple links?
Most file hosting/filesharing sites have size limits per file. Uploaders will split a larger file into smaller parts with help from a compression tool, typically WinRAR is used, creating files with the ".rar" extension. They may also be named .r01, .r02, .r03 etc. When all of these files are present in the same folder, you can open any of them with the aforementionned WinRAR and it will allow you to open the download. Note that all of the files must be present, you must download them all in order to extract the desired files. This method also compresses the downloads so they take less space and download faster.
Some downloads have download links from different file hosting sites, why?
Some uploaders choose to upload their files to several different file hosting sites, usually with the intention of providing additional redundancy. This is what we call "Mirrors". They are efficient because not only do they allow you to download a multi-piece download without waiting between parts (eg. you can download part1 from rapidshare and part2 from megaupload and they will download at the same time), but also if one file hosting site removes the downloads (when you click on the link it says "This file has been removed") there is a good chance that file is still being offered on the other service.
I have all the files but I get asked for a password when I try to open them, why?
Usually the page that we found the links on will have the password listed on them. You can find it by locating the page you downloaded your files from and clicking on the "Original Page" link which, if online, will you the original page which will typically have the password on it. Most often the password is the first site that posted those links. It is usually the URL address of that site (ex. www.website.com).
How can I become a member?
We do not have a membership model, meaning you do not have to be a member to use any aspects of the site. We believe this model protects both the website and the user as neither have any comittment or association to one another, other than anonymous use of a free service. You are a member by visiting the site and telling people about it!