I am having problems running the Windows version of wget on a Windows 7 machine. When I run the command I get this error:

The program can't start because libintl3.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Is there a safe place I can download and register this DLL? I do not consider safe any of the Google results I see when searching for this file.

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If you are on Windows 7, you should also take a look at WGet 2 for PowerShell.

The PowerShell version could be a lot more powerful depending on what you want to do with wget (and avoids the whole DLL install issue, making it more portable)

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    the link doesn't work
    – slayernoah
    Jan 30, 2017 at 18:57
  • Someone using a 7 year old version of powershell will be disappointed.
    – Jim B
    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:28

Turns out I didn't install the setup file with dependencies from this page: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm ("Complete package, except sources") Doh!

  • Or since I don't want a setup (which that "complete package" is), just the .zip dependencies are enough. Feb 9, 2012 at 2:09

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