eSnips removes Download button : Tips & Tricks

From Dec 1, 2007, eSnips, which was fast gaining popularity among music communities because it offered huge 5 GB of storage space for free and allowed users to download mp3 files from each other, has now removed it’s now famous green ‘Download’ button. As of now, one can only listen to a streaming mp3 but would not be able to download it.

But there’s still hope unless someone from eSnips catches with it. Although eSnips has given an option to all those who upload mp3 files, if or not they want to share their music with other eSnippers, through the ‘edit details’ settings, but this was not working till yesterday, atleast not with files which were uploaded before 1st Dec 2007.

For those of you who download a few files and are not into bulk downloads its not a big problem. Play the file you want till the end. Open your windows explorer > documents and settings > user folder (computer user’s name) > local settings > temporary internet files. You will find your wanted file in the Internet Explorer cache, though with a different name something like this : ?id=1196684437204 : you can detect the file by its icon (winamp or any other mp3 program icon) and filesize. Copy the file to the folder of your choice and rename it to it’s original name. A piece of advice before you venture out to follow this tip: Delete all the Temporary Internet Files of Internet Explorer completely. You may do this by clicking on Tools option of the Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Temporary Internet Files > Delete Files. After clearing the files it would be lot easier for you to find that saved file otherwise finding a particular file from the Cache could be as hectic as finding a pin in a haystack.

The other trick particularly for those of you who download music files more often from eSnips, is to first install Flashget (Download Manager). It’s free and is one of the best piece of software in it’s category and you will not be able to do without it once you use it. You can download the English version from here :

A direct link to download Flashget ver 1.73 :

After installing Flashget normally, start it and minimize it. It will be visible in your system tray though.

Now start playing the eSnips mp3 file which you want to download. Click on the player once. Right click > Properties. Copy the ‘Location’ of the file, which should be looking something like this :

There must be a …../?id=(numbers) part in the location of the file.

As you copy the Location by selecting it with the mouse and right clicking on it and then copying, Flashget will automatically copy that URL in its window and you just have to click on the OK button and start downloading this file. If the window does not open by itself, maximize Flashget, click Edit option on the menu, select Paste URL. A window will open and your copied url will be already there, you just have to click on the OK button.

It is not necessary to play the full eSnips file. You play it for a few seconds, copy the file Location (URL) and start playing another music file and repeating the same. This way you may copy the download URLs of multiple files and download them later at your convenience. However there is a glitch here. The eSnips server does not have ‘resume’ capability for file downloads. So you have to download each file in one go without interrupting i.e. without stopping or pausing. However if your internet connection breaks or you have paused the download by mistake, you’ll have to start allover again.

I hope these small download tips will bring smiles on all those eSnippers who thought that the world has come to an end after eSnips removed the ‘download‘ button. Keep smiling and download as much as you can …. till eSnips people catch up with this.

Enjoy !!



  1. serendipity said,

    December 6, 2007 at 9:04 am

    Hi, thanks for the tips. I have tried using the temp internet files method, but it doesn’t seem to work. I have tried finding the mp3 file after i played the whole song – searched by file size, date created, url ets. but there is just no such file in the folder.

    Can you let me know whether this method still works or maybe I am missing out something? Thanks!

  2. Matthew said,

    January 16, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Hey dude, thanks for the recommendation about the FlashGet. great stuff. owe you big. haha.

  3. JJ said,

    January 16, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Hey…Thnx for the solution.

    Its a charm….

  4. navin said,

    February 19, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Thanks for such a helpful site! As for the problem of esnips not allowing downloads pl. use a streaming audio recorder called “Total Recorder”.U record the music while listening to it.U can also use “Internet Download Manager” to download mp3 files from esnips.Here is the link to download Total Recorder (3.18Mb)
    Thanks for sharing.As for me :Me my wife and my six year old daughter r learning music.

  5. indianraga said,

    February 19, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Using a media recorder cannot give you the same quality of sound which the original file has. I myself have used ‘Mp3 Sound Recorder‘, another audio recorder, but somehow I felt the output file was not of the same quality.

    You are right though, about the ‘Internet Download Manager‘. You may also use ‘Flashget‘ and ‘Orbit Downloader with Grab++‘ to the same effect. Even the new Real Player version 11 can record streaming media.

    I myself have never used the ‘Download Button’ at eSnips to download files. I always use ‘Flashget’, I copy the URLs of multiple files and schedule ‘Flashget’ to download them during the night hours when my bandwidth is free…

  6. Romeo said,

    February 22, 2008 at 9:49 am


    Thanks 4 the post. Very useful.

  7. Blah;) said,

    March 10, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    thanks^^ I don’t use flashget, but I downloaded it normally, only changing the “doc” to “nsdoc” was my solution =)
    I don’t like flashget, because of the spywares.

  8. Alap said,

    March 13, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    The trick is simpler in OPERA or FIREFOX.
    In Opera Go to Transfers & Slect: Quick Trsnfer & Paste the link of the MP3 you want to dwnload.
    Remove the name of the son including the Slash & ad NS ahead of DOC
    Eg: Original Link:
    Link to be pasted in the quick downlaod window:
    Opera will save the files as fbf1e5e3-448d-4cee-8926-af4dd1a06cee with no extension.
    After Dowenload is complete go to the folder where file has been downloaded & remane the file to the “Original-Song.mp3” Done!!

  9. Qadri said,

    March 27, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Sir, I had earlier complained about your device for downloading purpose as not working, but it does after hitting the ‘go back’ key. I apologize for my hasty remark and thank you once again for such a tremendous gift you have offered to all music lovers.

    With sincere thanks and much appreciation,

  10. Suraj Yadav said,

    April 4, 2008 at 8:02 am

    If you are using Ubuntu Linux. then simply go to home directory and press Alt+h to show hidden files. u will see mozilla and there will be one more folder click on that and then u will see cache folder and u will see song file there. make sure u clear ur temp files. so it will be easy to identify the song file. very very easy to download.

  11. Anonymous said,

    May 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    same here serendipity i used to get my songs that way too but i guess it was disabled or something SO FRUSTRATING there is no way for me to get songs anymore

  12. Indian Raga said,

    May 14, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    It seems you are unaware of my eSnips Downloader. Find the link in the sidebar of this blog.

  13. Kimo said,

    July 29, 2008 at 2:06 am

    well i tried using yours but it didnt work it kept saying something like web site not responding or whatever

  14. Anonymous said,

    October 23, 2008 at 4:31 am

    hey great advice. and serendipity & anonymous, the trick is to refresh the Temp Internet Files page. 🙂

  15. erarlilum said,

    November 3, 2008 at 12:31 am

    hello good music blog!!!

  16. chintan said,

    October 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    well i thought i had mastered the art of downloading from esnips, musicindaonline, smashits but now i had to change my laptop and again there are problems – firefox vs explorer, real player vs media player too many choices and too many issues..

    but i will plough on and there are enough tips thanks to guptaji to succeed finally..

  17. Jonathan Cohen said,

    December 9, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    eSnips not allowing downloads is not an issue. Currently all files, including mp3s are downloadable as the default setting. 🙂

  18. indianraga said,

    December 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for updating my readers.

  19. January 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    आपके ब्लॉग पर पहली बार आया हूँ | मुझे आपका यहाँ बलोग बहुत ही अच्छा लगा क्यों कि यह जानकारियों से भरा हुआ है |

  20. Prakash Bhandari said,

    December 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I played the above song but after right clicking on the payer the URL as appeared was
    -not in the above fashion described by you.
    Therefore could not paste it in the FlashGet & letter on play it.
    Also one of the replies above says that FlashGet is a spyware. Is it safe to use it?
    Please guide.

  21. indianraga said,

    December 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    First things first. This post is more than 3 years old and too outdated. Things have changed now on eSnips. Use the indianraga eSnips Downloader (Link Generator) to download all files from eSnips. Flashget is NOT a spyware. But downloading with Flashget is not possible on eSnips as of now.

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