It turns out there’s a lot to getting Powershell to connect to FTP servers. Here’s two functions I’ve written that can list FTP contents and download files. Enjoy.

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Not sure if you have tried to download from adobe FTP site lately, however it is exceedingly slow (23kbps slow!). I have this afternoon, just worked out a small hack that makes it a lot faster… so far it seems to work (for the three adobe reader patches I’ve tried anyway).

1. Find the file on
2. Copy the url of the file (including the exe, zip, etc) that you want to download.
3. Replace the first part of the URL ( with
E.g. becomes
5. Enjoy the much faster download speeds!

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Jacob Ludriks