Excuse me, but are you really saying the AOL software does not use any kind of error detection for downloads? I find that hard to believe in this day and age. I was under the impression that AOL uses Z-Modem as its file transfer protocol. Even the venerable X-Modem has error detection.
Assuming that PDC Joe is mistaken about the protocol and AOL software does use some sort of error detection, there is no way (or a very, very some probability) that the file downloaded improperly.
Would someone clear this up. AOL *has* to be using a protocol incorporating a CRC and block retransmission on errors.