Hello, I'm a newbie to this site and I'm trying to figure out how I can download the information In PDF format.  Every time I hit  the PDF button, it asks for my ID and for my password which I put in, but then it goes back to the original site. I can't figure out where or if anything is been downloaded. I 'd appreciate  some help on this. Best regards Rolando

Question by ibmmmc 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Every time I try to download an instructable, or try to save the pdf file, my computer freezes up , starts rattling, and will not respond at all.  The only way to stop it is to turn the computer off. Any suggestions? Jeff

Topic by lewmanjm 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Não consigo baixar aí aparece novamente esse aviso,  Become a Pro member today! mas eu já sou membro, pelo menos paguei por 3 messe. alguém pode me ajudar? por favor.

Topic by Fernandinuni 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Unable to download

 Hi, I am unable to download any of the projects. Some it tells me I need to log in, I do that but it never works. Others just show me a blank page. I use Firefox if that helps.  Please help--Selena

Topic by opus2621 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

pdf downloads

Entered my Pro subscription yesterday.  Tried to download pdf on LED Cube 8x8x8.  Unable to download???? Thanks in advance for your prompt response. Doie

Topic by doie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is there a way to download all responses to an Instructable?

When an instructable has more than one page of responses, only those on the first page (or so) are included in the download.  Usually I do a custom pdf without the comments, but every once in a while there's one with a whole lot of discussion and additional information that would be nice to have in the pdf.  I know there's a link to the 'ible page at the end, but that requires an internet connection which might not be available.  Thanks---

Question by waterbaby 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How do I find out # of downloads of my Instructables

Cant seem to find a wa to determine how many viewers have actually downloaded a pdf of my Insturctables. Doesn't seem to be an option in Stats.

Topic by barkergk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

downloading instruction ?

I tried to download the instruction for making chairs out of a washing machine but it won't download when I click on the download nothing happens

Question by vcoles 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

download history

Is there a download history to view all of the downloaded instructables I have collected?  I was in the process of backing up my archives and POOF....lost them..

Topic by Audio Alchemy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

ePub download

I click on the yellow button to download an ePub and it takes me to a page describing the ePub, but not the ePub itself. How can I download the ePub?

Topic by RVogel 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

download pdf?

Whart happened to pdf download?

Topic by bill50 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

download ebooks

I can't seem to be able to download your ebooks

Topic by helenburks 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Downloading ebooks

I have a pro membership and when I try to download the instructables ebooks I can´t find the download link. I only get a table saying all the formats. How do I download them? BTW: I am not trying to download ebooks from the store, it´s just the normal ebooks. Att. JOao

Topic by okiedokie 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Bad download

When I download files they save as .tmp files with random letters as names (such as IUGSBF.tmp).I found a manual fix, but you have to do it for EVERY file you download.It appears that others are having this problem as well.manual fix

Topic by Zorink 10 years ago

PDF Downloads

Hello, I am a new Pro user and when I try to download Instructables PDF's I am directed back to the PDF download page. Some Instructables will allow me to download their PDF's however. I don't see anything common to the instructables that either work or don't, so I am pretty confused. If it helps at all, the custom PDF download does not work at all. Thanks for the help.

Topic by Rendman 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Cannot Download

It never fails. I send in money and all I get is a thank you very much. Properly registered as BCox5351. PLEASE FIX so I can Download!

Topic by BCox5351 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Downloading PDFs

When I try to download PDFs my screen locks up, nothing is downloaded, and I have to Ctl-Alt-Del into Task Manager to kill the application (the browser.) I am using IE8 and Windows 7. Any suggestions?

Topic by Lazarus.Matova 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

auto downloader?

im downloading some manga and anime its fast to download it but theres so much it will take a long time so i need something like cryptload / jdownloader that works like them and works with the site called

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago

downloading patterns?

I would like to download the fleece shark hat pattern but it keeps telling me that downloading is a premium feature. What more do I need to do beyond joining?

Question by DLODOMS 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Downloading music

My friend tells me that downloading music from such things as limewire is perfectly legal as long as you don't go around sharing those files. True or false? My friend's info has been a bit iffy in the past.

Topic by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

PDF's will not download

When I try to download a PDF, This is the message I get.  Is it just me????????????? Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: com.instructables.exception.NotPermittedException: user ID MIRBC79GJQED8YN may not update instructable ID EQ3B9AXF42X3ISL Exception

Topic by RicknJude 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Download ebooks

I cannot figure out how to download an e-book. I click on 'download'. However it just takes me to a page about that book. There is a matrix to tell which program to use depending upon your computer type. I cannot find another link to click that will start the download process. Please help. Thanks

Question by kisteph51 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Lots of good ebooks available but I can't download any. No instructions given. I have ADOBE DIGITALwhich has a butten to download NEW but I don't have a file name . the first one I want is COPY CAT CANDY but there's no way  to click on that file name. also, you can drag and drop, but again nothing to ckick on to drag. If anyone knows how to download these ebooks to computer (not an ereader) please help. P.S. I've downloaded booksfrom my public library. No problem. Thanks, Mara

Topic by mmaunder 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

PDF download

I have been a pro member for sometime and like many other pro members at the moment, I cannot download any PDF files without the system logging me out. What is happening to fix this please

Topic by abtrooper82 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Download the ebook

I am sure I must be doing something silly but I have tried both Firefox and IE and don't see any way to download ebooks anymore.  When I am logged in and click download the ebook it brings me to a general description page on one tab, a table of contents on another tab, a small table below that lets me download various readers but I don't see any actual link that lets me download the book in question.  I have looked in my downloads folder thinking that maybe it happened in the background or something but that also isn't the case.  There is also a View Instructables link that just brings me back to the page that has the Download ebook link.

Topic by edcatlett 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

PDF Download

Hi, I've just activated a premium membership but can't seem to be able to download any PDFs of Instructables. When I click 'Download PDF' it asks me to buy a pro membership when I am still logged in to my account. On previous Pro Memberships this has been fine. Any suggestions/help welcome. Thanks, theRedBryophyte

Topic by theredbryophyte 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Cannot download

Can anyone tell me why i cannot download instructables any more ?I keep getting error message :{"error": "You are not allowed to look at that."}

Question by philbritton 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

PDF Download

Hi guys I don't know where to post so I decided to post here. When I am looking at a instuctable and when I click the download PDF I can download it can someone tell me why this is I tried it on 3 different PC's

Topic by Cybergeek004 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Downloading PDF

In two separate categories today I have tried to download the PDF but instead of the PDF of the page I am on, it goes directly to some LED throwing light instructions. Disappointing as today is my only day to browse this website for goodies and save them for future use.

Topic by kckckc2522 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

download a pattern?

I'm trying to download a pattern but it's not working.  can someone tell me how come it's not working and what am I suppose to do to get my pattern.  thanks

Question by maryjo65 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Pdfs not downloading

Hi all,  since ive upadated my new iPad Pro to the newest operating system from Apple I cannot download PDFs anymore, it worked fine before I downloaded the new operating system, anyone else have that problem? anyone know how I can fix the issue?

Topic by cockleman1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Can't download

I can't get my login to work. I put in my username and password and it lets me login, but when I try to download something, it says i'm not logged in. HELP!!!

Topic by mgreene93 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Downloading not working

I have an up-to-date premium subscription. When I click the Download button, the targeted Instructables file does not download. Hoping to receive advice how to troubleshoot this problem. Thanks. The attachment is a screen shot of my Chrome page after clicking the Download button. The icon in the lower left corner is the only result of clicking the button. When I open that icon, it asks what program I wish to use to open a file. (Well, been trying to upload it, but unable to do it. Attempting to get help at Instructables -- this is my third attempt -- is proving to be not only frustrating but ineffective.) Brian Chapman Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Topic by CyValley 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

download not working

The download button at: produces nothing but a gray screen, even if left for some time.  This is an older instructable (I'm replacing files from a damaged backup file) and something seems to have gone wrong.  All the other pdfs I downloaded at the same time worked fine.  I'm using Safari 10.1.2 on a Mac Pro running OS X 10.11.6.  Not that I think this problem relates to my system.  Hope you can fix it.

Topic by Gerekr 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

cannot download...

Every time i try to download sends me to " go pro.. and I am already a pro...over and over I sign in..over and over I try to download.. and it takes me back to sign in over and over...then go pro... I am so sick of this... I have recommend a lot of friends on facebook to your site and some have gone to your site... so why can't you fix this problem... I have reported it before... tired of wasting my time.

Topic by Southernelle 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

eBooks Download

Hi and thank you for all the fine work! Special thanks to the editors for compiling the cool ebooks :) I have downloaded numerous Instructable as PDF files, always without a glitch. Recently, I looked at some eBooks and found the compilations very good. Two eBooks that I would have liked to download throw errors: 1. Operating system:Windows 7 64-bit 2. Chrome Browser: Version 24.0.1312.57 m 3. Project/URL: a.) b.) 4.No screenshot - resulting page content.:  a.)  This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. AccessDenied Access Denied 6254A05C0777B436 O/setqLTWKKvZVplJMwnfaqSpUqhchTU06ttOHP1mzrb0RopsajeqbR/u+zsfZE7 b.) This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. AccessDenied Access Denied CA673B4FBAC7A61B 48q8psW2mtxDZ8R4QOIflEAZroqW9KIGZ/NwwyE4amGp8lqGz5z+dz6zLv/ce3wo 5. steps to reproduce: i.) navigate to ii.) click on "Download PDF" (save as does not do anything) iii.) navigate to iv.) click on "Download PDF" (save as does not do anything) Perhaps these eBooks have been "pulled", perhaps it's me, but I did download other ebooks prior to and after these errors in the same session. Warm regards The Mase

Topic by TheManse 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

after downloading...

The game files , how do i put them all together as a .dvd or .iso to burn to a dvd and be able to play on my xbox?

Question by marcelo75 9 years ago

PDF downloads?

Hello, I'm super super new and extremely out of my element unless I have my nose in a book or I'm puttering in the kitchen so I'm struggling a bit here. I just bought a pro membership because I really wanted to download the PDF of a certain project...specifically this one: I don't even seen an option to download, am I just blind? Sorry for the bother, as I said I'm rather out of my element and I'm very anxious, so just asking this was a struggle lol.

Topic by beencooking 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

j2me download?

Heyy im haveing problems with my tungsten t3 again i need j2me to run programs for it but i can't find were i could get j2me could someone send me a link for it thanks

Question by rug 8 years ago

Download instructables

I am in a situation where I only have access to the internet at school. I go home some 20 min away to my apartment to build instructables. though I was wondering if there was any way to package all the pictures and html from an instructables so one could easily view it offline. Say at my apartment where i'm trying to build the BAWLS led light. Long story short, is there anyway to get zipped instructables files? Or does anyone know any good programs for downloading pages for offline viewing? thanks

Topic by milo126 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Audacity: to download or not?

I am looking to record music on a piece of free software, and export to CDs so I can make a sample tape, and also I would like to have something to record a backing track for my guitar solo competition. I am interested in making podcasts too, and this looks like a good program for it. Would you recommend Audacity? I've used it before at school for podcasts, and I have heard excellent things about it. I am 95% sure, but is there any free audio editing software that you would reccomend over audacity? I am using windows vista home premium by the way.

Question by The Jamalam 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

New Download format

I REALLY LIKE the new Download system--it is a several-clicks improvement over the previous system. About the only thing I wish it did was provide a default title for the saved file. Bravo for the improvement!

Topic by ottoj 2 years ago

Project won't allow download or add to collection

I want to add a project to my collections and also to download it, but it always directs me to the login popup even though I'm logged in. I can download and add to collections on other pages so it appears to be unique to this specific project:

Topic by teddijordan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Why can't I download my favorite ebooks? Answered

I really like to download as many interesting ebooks from instructibles, but it seems difficult even if I finished downloading the recommended Adobe Reader. Please help me as soon as you can.

Question by marlynbiton 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

were can i download halo3 mods for free?

Like how to get a halo3 army of spartains and elites and halo super weopons and expoint cheats without getting banned by bungie and recon amour and all other cool stuff?

Question by matthew6222 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

i have 80 gb classic ipod when try to download music it only goes to 2gb and freezez ans disconects me?

I have 80 gb classic ipod when try to download music it only goes to 2gb and freezez ans disconects me?i wonder if its hardrive issues or what . please help me. i have new version of itunes.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I download e-books?

Topic by windbag 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Package installation

We are running Ubuntu 11.1     We like it.   Can someone tell me how to install a package we have downloaded and saved to a disk. Please make it simple. There must be a way to install without going to dos.

Question by emit 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Stats about downloaded files?

I have some files attached to my Ibles and wanted to know if there have been any downloads of the files. After all, with no feedback I thought I could see if people actually use it (or collect the files for fun). But either I am blind or there is nothing in the stats that would give me this info. Did I miss something or this just not implemented? Also: What the size limits for uploads/attachments and is there a way to restore them in case the got lost on the servers?

Topic by Downunder35m 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

One-time paid Instructables download ?

As someone who just dropped by and spotted an interesting project, I am not interested in a monthly annually renewable subscription. How about offering a one-time payment for a download? I'd pay up to $2 depending on the complexity. Without this option no money would flow, so looks like a win-win to me.

Topic by BramA2 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago