Ancestry Media Download - Chrome Web Store
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Download media content from Ancestry. has never created a good system to back up the data that is on their site. The only option people have is to download the GEDCOM file, which is often a mere fraction of the data they have invested in the site. This extension allows you to screen scrape your media files in an automated fashion. You should clear all files out of your default downloads folder before using this extension so you know that all downloaded files belong to Ancestry. This extension does not work on MACs due to the way MACs handle clicking the middle mouse button. Follow the support site if you wish to assist in finding a solution to this problem. Change History: v 0.141 re-written to work with updated Ancestry site, added some new directions v 0.134 first attempt at fixing Mac bug v 0.132 fix restart bug, fix missing downloads bug v 0.131 add support for v 0.130 fix after Ancestry re-designed their image hosting v 0.123 attempt 2 to allow and add support for .ca v 0.122 attempt to allow v 0.12 first package

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Michelle HynesJun 4, 2022

It is an initial impression abnd willing to upgrade my rating. The extension says it downloading media but I cant find the file anywhere. I have my default folder set correctly. I really want this to work!

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Randi DuFresneMay 28, 2022

I wish it worked for me. Can't figure out why it doesn't. Put the extension on Chrome - didn't work. Removed it and tried again, followed instructions, nothing happens. Frustrating.

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markinsydneyMar 25, 2022

Chrome, PC, March 2022. You MUST be on the Photos or Stories tab (not All Media) for this extension to work. It worked a treat and all my media has been downloaded. Thank you Jereme for this great contribution to geneology.

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