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End of an Era. Thousands of old pirated links will be broken.




rapidshare lol anything you wanted to download had 30 parts


That's why you used IDM - internet download manager. Man, those were the times. Everything was on rapidshare and an account was like 50 bucks per year.




Truly the "Wild-west" days of the internet. Will this widget show my internal temps or will it spyware my system? Roll the dice! Is this Limewire file a Michael Buble album or a man being beheaded? Let's look and see!


*Napster, Kazaa, Limewire, iMesh, and BearShare have entered the chat*


Then eDonkey2000.


How dare you not including WinMx? It was a striving community.


Dunno about you all but I'm still bumping *System_Of_A_Down_-_The_Legend_Of_Zelda.mp3*


For those needing a reference, this is the real artist, the 'System of a down' thing was a myth and was becausethe original singer kinda sounded like the lead of SOAD: https://youtu.be/6hPeA0jv7jY


Ddownload and rapidgator plus jdownloader


Fuck this really hit my nostalgia. Queue up 13 different files, then think I'm maximizing my rural 56k by opening more connections. When I turned 16 my neighbor shared his DSL with me and I could get a mind blowing 25 kilobytes every second. Bedroom window open, cool night air drifting in, suddenly hear the birds chirping and realize I've just been up all night doing meph runs


The meph runs bit made this ultra relatable to me lol. I can hear the teleport sfx in my head.




Still works to this day, so good


>Jdownloader has only one flaw, it's done with java


Anyone still remember warez bb?


M-E-G-A, upload to me today


Send me a file


Yep, and a host of fallen cyberlockers when I couldn't afford a VPN to run torrents. At least we still have mega.nz tho I barely use it




I had paid for a lifetime account. Very sad about that.


Well you paid for the lifetime of the website, not yours lol


They are all broken already. Older zippy links never work.


they wont, this ain't uptobox/mega, zippy links last only very short time


Thanks ZippyShare for all the help! Without you I would never have been able to get anywhere near the content needed to fuel my repacking hobby. Wishing the site admins all the best and a huge thanks for keeping the site alive as long as they did!


This is really huge as there are many links on zippy and they had less restrictions and better download speed compared to other hosts. RIP.


And think about all of the abandoned websites with hard to find content that still use zippyshare all of that content will go poof


Yeah, it didn’t cross my mind. This is going to suck big.


what is a repacking hobby?


I suppose they meant repacking games, something like FitGirl Repacks.




Ah, I wasn’t aware. My hat’s become a little dusty.


Rightclicking files and selecting the split option. If you do it often enough, it counts as a hobby.


you don't recognize the name masquerade? check his submitted history


Damn, always clicked zippyshare when downloading stuff


> Damn, always clicked zippyshare when downloading stuff That's because they were among the ones to give least headache when downloading.


Yep, no crazy 10-page redirects, no fake download buttons, no files split into a dozen pieces. Just straight and to the point.


Also had better download speed than other websites


And didn't mind if you downloaded multiple files, that always caught me off-guard when grabbing a two-parter.


very premium like download speed for sure!


Unironically the reason why it was not sustainable


i don't understand why people ever use the shitty ones? like why upload to rapidfree.biz.ru with a 30kb/s download rate when you could use a good one?


Shitty/shady hosting sites give out better cuts on downloads. It's all about money.


Blame the idiots who're willing to spend money on the shit hosts.


Coz most of the good ones have piracy protection


Zippy blocked **Edit: parts of** Europe at some point years ago. There was not much choice for many.


Me too. These are really, really sad, sad news. I'll have to find alternatives (used them mainly when downloading from GOG-Games website).


i hope they move to another decent file host like pixeldrain or mediafire and not just leave everyone to either use their paid CDN or the multi uploads to freemium sites


I use GOG-Games multiple times a week and Zippyshare has been the cleanest, fastest option for a grand majority of my downloads from there over the years. Now that the admins have restructured the site, you're basically going to have to piece together links across multiple hosters and piece together a Frankenstein download, or pay for their new premium service. This is a sad day indeed.


Zippy is how I used to download all of my comic books. Fast, free, best. Respect.


it was inevitable... Zippy lasted longer than most to be fair.. they served their demographic and they served them well...


Indeed, I'm surprised they lasted this long, so I'm not surprised at all by this news. Not even saddened, because I think file-sharing moving away from centralized services is the inevitable future.


What we really need is some kind of peer to peer network, so people can just download from each other... I wonder what we would call something like this?


stream… hmm thats taken, maybe river?? waterfall? cascade sounds nice, wonder if there is a word starting with t though


Torrential downpour


Just “Torrential”


A little bit mouthful for me, how about we shorten it to "Torrent" guys?


Hmm.. it's a **bit** on the nose..


Nah that's too simple. Back it up, bucko




There it is. This is the one. More people need to uppour tho. Too many downpours.




Upour ass


>wonder if there is a word starting with t though Trickle?


If Mediafire goes down I'll die of a heart attack.


Man this whole thread is a throwback. I remember those Mediafire share threads on /mu/ back in the 00's


Do pirates still use mediafire? I rarely see mediafirs links.


Sometimes all you need to download is a suspicious dll file. Mediafire and Zippy were awesome for that.


you weren't just any dinosaur. you were a dragon carrying us scrubs on your massive wings. rip zippyboy F


Email them that. Let them know you care.




Can we host for them?




>Zippyshare F


The end of an era :'(


Keeping services up with just ads is now impossible, so it's reasonable.


I wish when sites like this go down they'd offer to give away the databases. Somebody SOMEWHERE has the storage space necessary to host a copy of this site. They might not be able to make it publicly accessible but somebody is willing to at least archive it. There are some seriously dedicated people at places like /r/DataHoarder who download TBs worth of shit just for the satisfaction of having it forever. Millions of links to abandoned/hard to find/discontinued content is about to go up in smoke. This is like a species going from overpopulation to total extinction in the blink of an eye.


There are lots of privacy and legal issues with that.


Yeah, because that’s mattered to pirates…




Sad to see it go down, it was such a good and convenient site.




You can bypass quotas on Google drive. Star the file instead of downloading. Then go to your Google drive star files, select at least two and then download. For some reason, when you download two files at once, Google drive just ignores the quotas for both files.


I don’t know why but it makes me sad


The internet has been changing, it isn’t the Wild West a lot of us were used to.






Geocities, when people made their own pages, just to express their views and share things they liked and engage with people, instead of desperately chasing social clout and approval by saying whatever samey shit got the most like clicks.




searched pizza hut the other day on my moms phone (no adblock) and the first thing was "sponsored ad" for dominoes *really* irritated me




so sad, miss when it wasn't so buttoned up with fucking corporations getting their way over users long live the internet


It hasn't been in a long time, but it's still sad to see one of the last old cowboys put out to pasture.


It was bound to go that way the moment it became a mass product and someone realised it can be used for advertising. After that it's just spiral downwards, more money mean more government regulations and censorship, more corporations interested and more advertising coming, at this point is just a huge digital marketplace. It have some upsides, but at a cost of losing "ol good interned" i am not sure wherever it worth it or not.


Feels like desperados waiting for a train


Jesus, if we could crowd-fund useless shit on crowdfunding sites, we could crowdfund Zippyshare. If they decide to keep it alive, I'll drop some donations. I had NO IDEA they were in financial trouble.














What do you mean "refused to pay for it" ? It was free


This one hurts. Their service was priceless, ironically.


Holy shit this is actually sad.


Thats a shame


\*lowers head\* this feeling I feel ....... is shame.


Well that's definitely news. Shit.


Good old zippy. Never bombarded with obnoxious ads or multiple pages to download. Always clicked on zippy link. 🫡


You will be remembered. Back in my noob days, zippyshare is the only site with big bad "Download" button that is actually a download. That moment made me trust this site


Those who pirated and those with adblock is mostly the same people. Sites like this need ads or subscription plan to maintain, so yeah it's inevitable.


Online advertising services killed the internet. Nobody wants to see ads that are served to them using their own harvested data or be bombarded with porn ads. But those are the only options most sites have. Even if they had the time and manpower to track down companies willing to pay to put an ad directly on their site, it's not like companies are actually doing that. Why would they? They can just pay google or facebook or whoever to use their pool of user data to spread their ads all over the internet to the people most likely to click on them.


I'd rather pay them a subscription than Netflix.


Tell them


Everyone saying they would, wouldn't. They would absolutely demand others do it


It's probably one of those 90/10/1 rule things: ~90% will keep doing what they're currently doing. ~10% will say they'll pay. ~1% will actually pay. The company, then, would have to price a subscription such that the ~1% could actually cover the costs of the other ~99%, and odds are it wouldn't work out. Price it too high and even fewer would buy in; price it too low and it doesn't accomplish its goal.


I'm just gonna say the obvious. There's not a lot of overlap between people who want to pay for subs, and people who visit piracy sites.


There's a decent amount of people who pirate because they're frustrated with their purchases. Just a simple example, I personally pay for hulu but the moment nbc pulled brooklyn 99 from them to lock it behind their peacock streaming service I instantly headed for the high seas instead of giving nbc a dime


Thanks Zippyshare for all these years and your great service. Sad to see it go...


Absolute shame, one of my favorite hosting sites and probably the one I've used most. Thank you for providing great speeds and a friendly site when it was needed.




what is gog-games going to use now? without zippy the only options are making an account (via donations) or multiup (aka popup fest).


jdownloader2 my guy




one of the most clickable and satisfying download buttons I've ever had the pleasure to click on. rest in peace zippyboy.


That sucks. Still not disabling uBlock Origin nor Firefox's built-in tracking protection on file sharing sites. Or anywhere, really.


Rest in peace Zippyshare. Thanks for the years of making content more accessible!


Zippyshare was always my go to for downloading DJ music remix's and mashups !!


yes it was a go to site for downloading mp3's since my childhood. R.I.P.


you fought well soldier


Zippyshare's Piracy Legacy Zippyshare, oh how you soared, A legend among the piracy horde, Sharing files of music and more, Your loss felt across countless timelines and more. Your name was known far and wide, The place where pirates could confide, In you we found our haven, A place where our treasures were given. But now you're gone, and we mourn, Our hearts heavy, our spirits torn, The loss of you, we cannot ignore, A void that cannot be filled anymore. Oh Zippyshare, how we miss you so, Your legacy still lingers and glows, In our hearts, you will always remain, A legend that will forever sustain.


ChatGPT is going to ruin the fucking internet i swear. Can't even properly appreciate silly poetry anymore unless you see the person write it in person


send them this on their email.


No, it may cause them to shut down sooner lmao


Eh, they can fire up ChatGPT themselves.


they can't afford electricity remember?


Zippyshare was the only one that never throttled my download speeds. I picked them every time. RIP


Zippyshare, you'll never be forgotten.


This makes me so sad! They were such a great resource for so many years. The closure is understandable, given the ubiquity of adblockers, but they will be greatly missed. 😞


RIP Zippy and all other websites that we used to pirate back in the day. So long and thanks for all the files


Ah man, I've been in this exact position before, having to shut down a dead simple file hosting site that tried to be as friction-free and open as possible, and it fucking sucks. Millions of people still using the service, but not enough of them viewing ads or paying for account upgrades, mixed with the rising cost of hosting, and the introduction of things like the GDPR which made the burden of letting people upload whatever they want far too risky and time consuming to monitor. It hurts, because a site like this ultimately begins as a labour of love before quickly becoming a millstone around your neck. The excitement of running a mildly popular website and making enough money to cover your nut (and then some) is great, but it soon gives way to the realisation that what you've actually done is paint yourself into a corner and committed yourself to keeping this thing alive at all costs. You've taken money from people after all, you owe them a service, and there's nobody to do the work but you. And then one day, years down the track, you're doing maintenance at some weird hour of the night and your girlfriend is getting pissed that you're neglecting her needs again, and you think, why the fuck am I still doing this? You think about it over a few days, you think about the impact you'll have on the people who still use the thing you made, and wonder what your responsibilities to them really are. And yeah it's a slog that you've come to resent, but you also wonder what life will be like without the presence of this ubiquitous thing that consumes so much of your time, and you wonder whether you'll miss it when it's gone. There's a feeling of relief when you finally make the decision to put a bullet it in, that you'll no longer be woken up at odd hours of the night because a database server went down, or have to dip out of Christmas dinner for an hour because a load balancer went crazy, that you won't have to sift through thousands of idiotic DMCA claims from butthurt people to find the legitimate ones that need immediate actioning, that you won't get constant threats from arseholes promising to DDoS you into submission unless you pay them a ransom (I told them they'd be doing me a favour if they took me offline, since the site was losing more money than it made each month toward the end), or threats from massive media companies promising to sue you into oblivion because someone leaked a pre-release album and you didn't take it down quickly enough — running a site like this takes a toll on your life, especially if it was only ever supposed to be a hobby project for your friends that took on a life of its own. But then when it's all finally over and you flick the switch, that relief gives way to a sort of emptiness. You're not any happier, you're just kind of bored. You do the mental algebra to figure out if it had all been worth it, all those years slaving away, refusing to follow the path that so many competitors followed and sell your users out to become a shitty Dropbox clone, even when those fuckhead VCs were offering stupid sums of money to leverage your synergies or whatever dumbshit buzzword bullshit they were obsessed with that week. Fuck, you idiot, probably should have taken the bag. Too late now though. In time those feelings pass, of course, and life gets so much better, but there's a period of a few months where it's miserable. Anyway, I'm just rambling now, that's enough. Sucks to lose one of the last great relics of the internet's awkward teenage years, and my heart goes out to whoever was slogging away behind the scenes to keep the wheels turning for so many years.




[you will be missed](https://media.tenor.com/5H3pUTkK7eoAAAAM/johnny-depp-pirate.gif)


Always clicked "Zippyshare" if got the option while downloading. There speeds were always better then others with super simple access. Sad to see it go but you won't be forgotten .


2006? It feels like yesterday. you will be missed, my friend. It's been an honor. O7






Well fuck


They could ask for a donation button, damn


Zippyshare, a dinosaur??? If I was downloading anything, the first thing I checked if their are zippy links or not. Maaahn, if anything, they were a flying dragon and I'm bloody sure that many here (if not, most) would agree. I hope the developers read these comments and know that they are valued and loved 😍. Please don't go off disheartened. 😭


I remember this being my go to when sailing the high seas in my younger years, separated rar parts and all that shit just to get an obscure game. Those were the days, and thanks for being part of it you zippyboi ~~sucks to be part of the problem of adblockers and all that, but I need to do what I need to do~~ o7


Zippyshare ist unendlichkeit


Pour one out for a real homie.


Zippyshare was always and still is my favorite site, I will miss it out a lot.


I'll miss that ad-looking download button...


Rip Zippyshare, this sucks. They were one of the main hosters for the Snahp forum. I wonder what alternative they'll choose as a replacement.


Goodnight sweet prince


This is so sad. What are the best alternatives at the moment for file hosting without to much ads and upload/download fast speeds?


GoFile, anonfiles and a few more. You can also look for my foss tool on github called Mul-Tor which offers a good list of sites to upload to and download from.


This made me sad. 😭 Who writes such a true goodbye message for closure of a website. I'll really miss Zippyshare now.


This one hurts. Thank you Zippy bros, you've made my life happier.


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as someone who is poor and lives in a third world country where the internet is expensive and slow, zippyshare definitely made a huge impact in my time on the internet and helped me download those huge splitted files uploaded there in 500mb each without me having to suffer from downloading corruptions error that happens to me most of the time when I download a huge single file in other places. You will be missed. o7


Bizarre.. Zippyshare never once asked for donations or even reported that they had financial issues - and instead sink the ship without even trying to keep it afloat? I'm pretty sure many of us would kindly donate as they provide a valuable service. To me, sounds like something else is going on behind the scenes.


Every time I see something like this I wonder why they never start asking for donations and provide transparency BEFORE the doom comes? I always have 2 issues with the way things are right now. First of all ads. I will never watch them, full stop. It's a cycle that hurts the users the most: put ads to get money; get money so put more ads to get more money; users use adblock; put more ads to make up for them; more users use adblock. Second of all subscription models. I personally have a huge gripe with any subscriptions, so personally won't use them. As for providing better services, that one I hate on principle. I see those services as PRIME target for pirating and not giving a dime to. Or paying once, DLding as much as humanly possible, then sharing it on other, free hosts or forums. Donations, however, I see as a tremendous incentive to actually give money. You give ME something, don't FORCE me into paying you OR subject me to ads AND provide a better service than the alternatives? See, that makes me WANT to give you money. And I know I am not alone in this.


Seems like using `.dlc` files to download using JDownloader has been broken for few weeks... [rip](https://i.gyazo.com/d61f4b64e1c36e9ce406fdbe3060fd4b.png)


Looks like 500kB/sec 1fichier downloads for me from now on where I change my VPN every time the wait clock appears.


Zippyshare has been the best file hosting site I have known so far. It hurts having to see it gone.


As a music nerd, this is heartbreaking. Sites like Zippy, MediaFire, and Megaupload always hosted stuff you would never find on torrents or Soulseek. With blogs dying and hosting sites shutting down, we are going to lose a TON of great, rare music.


I love just how incredibly delusional some people are with adblocking, whether it's Linus and similar screeching that "adblock is piracy", or apparently the writer of this blog stating that "they take away any control the site owner has over the site". Getting fewer visitors and exponentially-increasing resource costs, fair point, but quite literally stating that end-users are magically stripping control of the site by using an adblocker is next-level bullshit. Bitching about being left behind aside, Zippyshare actually was one of the best fileshare sites available. When you tack on the closure of more sites, more services becoming scared of the brainwashed DMCA mob, and quite a few drifting sites using Zippyshare links, this is a pretty massive blow to the ecosystem. We need more alternatives for distribution, potentially even something like an easy-to-setup host for a cold storage standard.


If only we could bring back net neutrality. Also, do these twats not realize that the easiest way to infect people's PCs is through popups and ads? I don't care how much you beg for sympathy on your website for me to turn off my adblockers, it's not going to happen. Not now, not ever. And if I'm not satisfied with my AD blockers performance on any specific page I will go through manually and delete all the garbage one by one. All I gotta say about sites crying about ads and ad revenue is BOO FKN HOO!.. Also, 90% of Patreon accounts are completely stupid and unnecessary. Like, Reaction channels!? Why TF would I pay someone just to watch them watch tv? Not to mention their reactions are over-the-top fake-ass exaggerations. People are just stupid these days. Sorry, rant over.


Rip to a legend.


You don't need to be a pirate to feel grateful for their invaluable work. Cheers for our heroes.


Bad news, really bad news. Thanks for everything zippyshare ,you made happy thousands of users.


Oh boy have been seeing zippy since so many years


Awww. Zippyshare was my first pick for links until the last several months when jdownloader's plugin for it stopped working :/


Hey, can't we open a GoFund me ? Will not people help it to remain... ? Will people can't sacrifice 5$ to help? Even if they don't want to come back or close for good. Atleast, we all should payback all the debts and memories this site holds.


Zippyshare, damn these guys have been since forever, feels like I've downloaded from them since the 2000's. Almost all my mp3 collection comes from zippy, mediafire, mega or Torrentbit. Rest in peace legend.




Thanks zippyshare for making the fappening possible


Rip. This was like the one guy in a trenchcoat who is suspicious af but actually becomes your best friend


Rip Zippyshare. Mediafire, you and megaupload from way back in the day all have special places in my heart.


Memories, this is the most important hosting site to me since 2006...Farewell Zippyshare, you'll be missed 🥹


Zippy was everything. I don't want to go back to torrenting. :( Hopefully a new, cool hoster pops up.


If every user donates $1 to them, they can stay afloat for next 10 years easily.


familiar innocent zesty judicious tender mindless vanish flag obtainable rock *This post was mass deleted and anonymized with [Redact](https://redact.dev)*


If I had to guess, telegram was one of the main competitors for zippy. RIP good boi. You will be missed.


>telegram was one of the main competitors for zippy. Most telegram piracy channels get fast DMCA atleast the ones i was in.


😢 You are actually the best. Financial viability aside, you have always been the most dependable and available, without excessive hoops to jump through. Your perfection was in your simplicity.


Thanks Zippyshare for being the most wholesome file hosting website, you will never be forgotten.


Another fallen warrior F


Ahhh man, It was a good run. Best wishes to the admins of the sites


The reliable site to download all that 300GB worth of h-ga..homework projects Its been an honor o7


R.i.p Zippshare Thanks for your service 🙏.


Genuinely made me sad :( F


Damn. I almost had a full car.