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[Tutorial] How to use Clubbox and more features for advanced users 
3rd-Feb-2016 07:10 pm
Sho - Scarf
***updated on March 2017***

So you're new to the Arashi fandom and are tired of not finding working links anymore? Or you just came back in the fandom and are like "why has everything changed whyyyyyy?" totally not based on my experience from 3 months ago *whistle*

Well fear not my friend because there's an easy solution for you! Use Clubbox and you will find everything you want, no sweat!
On the downside of things, it's all in Korean and the DL speed is slow. BUT...but but you will get what you want in the end ^^

I must note that this tutorial is mainly based on this one, although I added some things because I ran into a few problems that will be covered here, and there's also some added features that you will find at the end of this post.

Clubbox is a korean p2p program, you can kinda compare it to torrent, but it has its own system. The main website can be accessed here: http://www.clubbox.co.kr/
What you need to know is:

  • To register, you will need to do it ONLY FROM INTERNET EXPLORER. Then, to search and download files you will need to do it ONLY FROM GOOGLE CHROME (yes I know, it's stupid, but I tried everything, and only this way works!). BUT I had feedback from people who said only IE worked, so I guess you'll have to find for yourself sorry *sob*

  • The website and most of the search terms are in korean, thus this tutorial. You will find at the end of this entry a list of popular Arashi search term in Korean to help you in your quest of buying more hard drives foryour Arashi files XD (let's not talk about if you're a fan of more than one Johnny's band XD)

How to register a Clubbox account

  • A page will load, click on the button on the right with the globe to register and overseas account

  • A registration form will appear, you have to complete it accordingly (click on the picture for full resolution). WARNING! That's where I encountered some difficulties, If you use Internet Explorer and it asks you to show all the contents because of security reasons, accept it (the message will appear at the bottom of the page and then disappears a few seconds later. Reload the page if you missed it. You will know you have this problem if the field for your email address doesn't appear)

  • This page will appear (if it doesn't, check the warning above), check that everything is ok, check the box, note the code somewhere just in case, and click to ficish your registration.

  • You will then be taken to the homepage, just enter your login information at the top and click the blue button to connect.

YAY you're now connected to Clubbox!

Donwloading a file
Second step, we will download a file and install the Clubbox client the right way!
This tutorial only works with Google Chrome (I had HUGE problems with Clubbox with their latest update in March and that's the only way I could make it work!)

  • Search for a file on the clubbox homepage (anything really, just write "Arash"i and grab the first thing that appear)

  • This search page will appear, check the box next to the files you want to download, and click on the light blue button with the arrow at the top (the second one on the left). You can select multiple files. The first button is for quickdownload only, we will get to that later.

  • It will download a program called PdClubBoxNativeLauncher-Setup.exe, install it (if it shows weird characters, it's normal, it means your computer doesn't read Korean X3 )

  • Once everything is installed, Clubbox will start and ask you where you want to download your files. Select your prefered folder and click "save".

  • Your files will then start downloading... but it's not good looking isn't it? So let's fix it!

  • Unless your computer is set to Korean, most of the characters won't appear properly on Clubbox, and will be saved on your computer the same way. So we will use an old Microsoft program to quickly fix it called Microsoft AppLocale utility. It's no longer available on Microsoft website but fortunately you can get it using the wayback machine at this link. I also did a MEGA and MF mirror. So download it to the root of C:\ IMPORTANT: Is you have Windows 10, this will not work, you have to do this easy procedure instead.

  • If you have Windows 7 and above, you will need to do a certain procedure.

  • Click on the start icon, and type cmd. cmd.exe will appear as a result, right-click on it and select "run as administrator".

Excuse my French but you get the picture XD

  • If you've correctly downloaded (or placed) apploc.msi in the root folder of C:\, just tape "cd\" then press "Enter". then just tape "apploc.msi" and press "Enter", the program will then install successfully no matter your version of windows.

  • Once the installation is done, in the list of your programs in the startup menu, you will find it in a folder called "Microsoft AppLocale".

  • If you're not running on Windows XP, right-click on it and select "Properties". Thank go to the "Compatibility" tab, and under the "Compatibility mode", check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select "Windows XP (service pack 3)" in the dropdown menu.

Excuse my French once again XD

  • Save, then run the program. Click next and on this window, select "Launch an application", enter the path to Clubbox.exe (usually C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Zettamedia\PdClubBox) and click "Next"


  • Next window will select the language of the application (it should be selected automatically, or else search for Angul)

  • Next window, click on "Create a shortcut", name it, and click "Finish".

  • The shortcut will appear on your desktop. Now you can lauch Clubbox from it and it will be all beautiful ;) (a popup will appear each time asking you if it's ok to run applocale, yes it is, say OK!) Click "Log in" at the top of the application, enter your login information (if you don't, you can still download, but you will not cumulate mileage points and that's sad) and you're all set. Don't forget to check the "Config" tab to config the program to your liking (it's all in English) and click the "Start" button to strat the transfert (only one at a tikme is allowed).

  • WARNING! You have to run Clubbox through applocale (using the created shortcut) FIRST, then go to the clubbox homepage and download what you want. If you don't proceed in this order, it will stay with the weird characters, and what's more, you're old downloads won't resume properly and you will cry!

Using your mileage points

  • As stated at the beginning of this post, despite how great Clubbox is, the downside is that it's slow. Depending on the availability of the file, the download speed will be between 20 kbps and 50 kbps. But there's a reward program inside Clubbox that will allow you to increase this speed.

  • The more you let the program running, the more you will cumulate mileage points. You can check your current credit on the "Mileage" tab. When you reach 1000points, you can start exchanging it if you want.

  • If you wish to exchange your points, click at the bottom on the "Mileage exchange" button. You will be taken to this page. Log in using your Clubbox account.

  • Scroll down and click on THE SECOND TAB (it's really important! Don't use your points on the first tab, I did this the first time and lost 5000 points, because the first tab is for coupons for green files, and from what I saw it's just Korean subbed files... nothing I need ;_; )

  • You will get 4 options to choose from. In the orange bubble is the amount of mileage points needed. If the checkbox under it is purple, it means you've got enough points.

  • I currently have 5330 points so I can get the first 3 coupons of my choice.

  • The 1GB coupon costs 1000pts will let you quick download up to 1Gb and is available for 3 days.

  • The 5GB coupon costs 3000pts will let you quick download up to 5Gb and is available for 7 days.

  • The 10GB coupon costs 5000pts will let you quick download up to 10Gb and is available for 10 days.

  • The 25GB coupon costs 10000pts will let you quick download up to 25Gb and is available for 20 days.

  • I'm gonna grab the 1GB coupon by clicking on the purple button under it. I click OK when the 2 popups appears which confirms that it will cost me 1000pts

  • A new page appears which confirms I got my coupon on the 2016/02/03 using 1000pts.

  • Remember that a 1GB only lasts 3 days, so use it quickly, points are long to obtain. Now to use it, go to your clubbox where you're currently downloading slooooowly. Click on the file you want to download fast, and click on "Quick Download" at the bottom of the window.

  • A popup named "Clubbox item list" will appear. Check at the bottom that the right coupon is selected (in case you have several you lucky you) and click the "Confirm" button at the bottom.

  • You can also quickdownload a file directly from the website by clciking the left button instead.


  • If you ever get any of the L001 or L005 error while trying to login into the program, first try to run it without going through applocale (just run it from its initial location: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Zettamedia\PdClubBox\clubbox.exe, to do this, you should activate the option to see hidden folders in Windows, see this tutorial), and see if you can login properly. If you can, just check on your shortcut for running clubbox through applocale that the compatibility is indeed for windows XP(right click on the shortcut>Properties>Compatibility>Execute this program etc... is checked and Windows XP is selected). If nothing is still working, just uninstall clubbox and reinstall it from scratch. If it's still not working, I don't know, don't ask me! I rewrote this whole damn tutorial in March 2017 because I had this exact problem, and the only solution was to use Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer or Firefox and to get the program directly from there.

  • You can resume your files if you've quit the program or restarted your computer. Don't forget to always use the applocale clubbox shortcut. Just lauch the program and a window will appear. Just click "Add Down list" and all your downloads will be loaded. Don't forget to click on "Start" if your Clubbox is not set to start the downloads automatically (you can change it in the "config" tab)

  • Your downloading files are saved on your computer as one with a _CRCDATA_ extension and one with a _NEO_ extension. You need to keep them in order to resume your downloads.

  • Sometimes, even if your download is done, some files will not rename themselves without the clubbox extension. You will have to do it yourself. Delete the _CRCDATA_ file, it is not needed anymore, and just remove the _NEO_ at the end of your file. There, it's ready to be used :) If you're not sure which file to delete, just check the file size, the bigger one is the one you downloaded :)

  • If you connect to your clubbox account using another browser or computer, the website will automatically asks you to change your password (for security reasons I suppose, I know it's super bothersome). All you have to do is fill the form like this and you'll be all set.


  • If you ever encounter a problem where the program just shuts down after the installation (usually when you try to select the download folder), please desactivate your security software (firewall, antivirus) and retry.

  • If you ever get stucked at the registration form (you fill the form, click the bottom button and nothing happens), first check if there's no extra orange text appearing near the boxes, it means there's a problem with how you filles it (wrong formatting, or you forgot to pick something from a dropdown menu). Second, you must asbolutely use Internet explorer. I don't know why, but no other browser works for the registration process, so just use it (and later, you must use Google Chrome to browse the website to be able to download. Yes. I know. Don't ask me why, I already had difficulties figuring that out to make everything work *facepalm*)

Help for searching files on the Clubbox homepage

Clubbox is great for all your raws need, and finding really old files, but it can be challenging because all is in Korean, and... well most of the files names are in Korean too. Sometimes it's also available in Japanese which might be easier,and English works from time to time, but to be sure to get what you're searching for, I will help you by giving you a list of popular search for Arashi files in English, Japanese, and Korean.

  • English / Japenese / Korean / Chinese

  • Arashi / 嵐 / 아라시 / 嵐

  • Aiba Masaki / 相葉雅紀 / 아이바 마사키 / 相葉雅紀

  • Matsumoto Jun / 松本潤 / 마츠모토 준 / 松本潤

  • Ninomiya Kazunari / 二宮和也 / 니노미야 카즈나리 / 二宮和也

  • Ohno Satoshi / 大野智 / 오노 사토시 / 大野智

  • Sakurai Sho / 櫻井翔 / 사쿠라이 쇼 / 櫻井翔

  • VS Arashi / VS嵐  / VS아라시 / VS嵐

  • Arashi ni Shiyagare / 嵐にしやがれ / 아라시니시야가레 / 嵐的大挑戰

  • Nino-san / ニノさん / 니노상

  • Aiba Manabu / 相葉マナブ / 아이바마나부 / 相葉愛學習

  • Sakurai AriyoshiTHE Yakai / 櫻井有吉THE夜会 / 사쿠라이 아리요시 THE 밤연회 / 櫻井有吉的危險夜會

  • Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen / 天才!志村どうぶつ園 / 천재!시무라동물원 / 天才!志村動物園

  • Arashi no Shukudaikun / 嵐の宿題くん / 아라시의 숙제군 / 岚的宿题君

  • Mago Mago Arashi / まごまご嵐 / 마고마고 아라시

  • C/D/G no Arashi / C/D/Gの嵐 / C/D/G의아라시

Most of the time, results written in different language will appear even if you haven't searched using this language. Anyway, better safe than sorry.
If you need more, just go to the wikipedia page of the band/tv program you're looking for and check the wikipedia page in Japanese and Korean ^^
If you need to know the Korean name of something, you can search Naver with the original Japanese name and in most of the results, you can see the Korean name appearing.

I hope this helps you get your Arashi dose ^^ I know it's hard for new fans around here, this is definitely your solution (and buying a Japanese dictionnary *pat pat* ) I know some people use Baidu service but I'm absolutely clueless about it, clubbox is my way to go ^^ I know I will definitely find everything on it, even that obsolete Arashi promotion on Zoom in from 2004 or whatev!

If I made any mistakes, please notify me!

Now go grab them files, and watch them aaaaaaaal!!

3rd-Feb-2016 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!! hahahaha it happened to me!! I stop watching them for 2 years and when I returned I didn´t know what was going on hahahaha I´m deffinetly addicted to them <3
3rd-Feb-2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
I feel you, I'm currently downloading 5 years of VS Arashi XD
3rd-Feb-2016 10:05 pm (UTC)
Coucou :)

Merci pour le tuto !

Sinon, c'est pareil pour moi après un hiatus d'environ 2 ans !

Pour les vidéos, ça va à peu près, mais j'ai du mal à trouver des scans de magazines ou de photos officielles de bonne qualité : tu aurais des pistes ?

Bises ^_^

PS : j'adore l'icône du Neen en porn-addict :D
4th-Feb-2016 06:19 am (UTC)

Ouais je te dis pas le choc quand je suis revenue sur LJ, c'était aussi peuplé et actif que Google+ XD

Mmmh, pour les scans, de ce que j'ai pu voir, tout le monde se les partage depuis weibo. Alors je suis nase à utiliser weibo (c'est déjà pas mal que je me débrouille en japonais alors s'il faut me rajouter le chinois... ) mais tous les nouveaux scans sont partagés sur tumblr quasi immédiatement.
En gros tout le monde est sur tumblr quoi. Mais bon c'est pas des scans HQ non plus, mais c'est mieux que rien.
Après y a peut-petre des communautés LJ qui scannent encore, mais elles sont surement cachées et tu dois très certainement devoir donner un échantillon d'ADN pour les rejoindre <<
3rd-Feb-2016 10:29 pm (UTC)
omg, THANK YOU for this comprehensive step-by-step. it seems a bit too complicated for a tech newbie like myself but i'll figure it out one of these days. thank you sweetie!
4th-Feb-2016 06:20 am (UTC)
You're welcome! ^^ Take your time, it seems a bit challengind at first, but if you go step by step, you will definitely get around it ^^
3rd-Feb-2016 10:46 pm (UTC)
Aren't you a genius winky-chan! thanks a lot for sharing all this detailed info.. <3 <3 <3
4th-Feb-2016 06:21 am (UTC)
You're welcome, I hope it helps ^^
3rd-Feb-2016 11:13 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for this!
4th-Feb-2016 05:55 am (UTC)
BB, I tried installing that applocale thing but it won't install. I'm using windows 10, is that the reason? I read through the end and it seems I won't be able to download without this applocale thing?

4th-Feb-2016 06:14 am (UTC)
Try using this tutorial. Basically, it's just that you have to install applocale through cmd.exe, and it should work on windows 10.
Tell me if this worked for you and I'll update the post.
4th-Feb-2016 06:22 am (UTC)
okay, so I'm able to start downloading, I tried that Arashi no V1 episode and it's okay. But when I tried to download Tensei Kunpu, it's saying THE FILE CANNOT BE DOWNLOADED BECAUSE IT CONTAINS AN INCORRECT PATH. what does it mean? I tried changing the saving folder but it's still the same :( god, sorry, I'm so dumb when it comes to these things..
4th-Feb-2016 12:46 pm (UTC)

Calm down dear it's ok. Send me a screenshot of the error and the exact name of the file you're trying to download. I'll see if I have the same error. I know it happened to me before but I don't remember what I did. I'll check when I come back from work in 5 hours.

5th-Feb-2016 11:03 am (UTC)
This is super helpful for a completist like me. And your instructions are easy to follow :) Thanks so much!
5th-Feb-2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your kind comment, I hope it helps you ^^
5th-Feb-2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this! I finally managed to create an account after so many attempts thanks to your little "WARNING! That's where I encountered some difficulties, If Internet asks you to show all the contents because of security reasons, accept it". I can't believe it was the only thing stopping me for all these years...

But, unfortunately I realised it's not the only thing... I only use macs so I can't use the .exe... aah... My hopes for finally reaching that pandora box are forever crushed now T-T I guess I'll keep on relying on the few nice souls still active on LJ...

I don't think there are any, but just in case... Any mac users who know a way?

(Oh et puis aussi, je suis bien contente de te voir revenir dans le fandom sur LJ, toi la fan ayant rencontré et pris une photo avec Nino, tu es pour toujours un modèle à suivre pour nous XD)
6th-Feb-2016 07:51 am (UTC)

Hmmm, j'ai un peu cherché, tu peux essayer cette méthode. D'après ce que j'ai lu, le plus simple serait pour toi de virtualiser un PC sous Mac OS. Le gars détaille bien la procédure, après je peux pas t'aider plus, j'ai pas de mac XD

Y a aussi cette vidéo, à tester (je t'avoue je l'ai pas regardée en entier!), mais si ça marche, ça peut t'éviter d'installer un windows virtuel (par contre si t'arrive vraiment à installer Clubbox.exe, je te garantie rien pour microsoft applocale, faudra que t'esssaie sans. Ta seule contrainte serait au final d'attendre que tous tes fichiers aient fini de télécharger avant de fermer le programme, enfin pour moi, ça n'a jamais marché sans applocale.)

Merci pour ta dernière phrase, c'est bientôt le ninojima anniversary comme je l'appelle, cette photo date de la saint valentin 2007 XD

Edited at 2016-02-06 09:38 am (UTC)
4th-Mar-2016 02:51 pm (UTC) - clubbox uninstall
Do you know how to uninstall clubbox correctly? Because I install clubbox but it not working having a lot of problem regarding 2nd hard drive something... so wanted to uninstall it and install it following your instruction.
Hope you could help me.
6th-Mar-2016 09:33 pm (UTC) - Re: clubbox uninstall
I haven't tried this method as I don't want to uninstall clubbox, but try this.

I couldn't find it in the normal list of program to uninstall on my windows 7, so I run a program that I have called CCleaner/ (maybe you already have it, it's a great free program to remove all the crap from your computer, yes, that's what the "C" stands for XD )

Anyway, install it, then go to "tools" then the first option will be to uninstall programs. there on the list, for me it's at the end, you will have this,
this is to uninstall clubbox.

Then, it's probably better to run a scan with ccleaner to clean all the mess that clubbox could have left behind, and also clean the registry, then restart your computer and reinstall clubbox.

I hope this will work for you :)
4th-Mar-2016 07:42 pm (UTC)
thank you for the turorial <3 I'm registered in clubbox, but the apploc don't work T.T I installed apploc, but when I run the clubbox with the apploc, it continue to appear random letters and... T.T Help me <\3
6th-Mar-2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
Do you use the shortcut created by apploc after you've run it?
If it's the case, you must be sure to run it as administrator (right click on it and select the option)

Tell me if this works.
9th-Mar-2016 07:08 am (UTC)
Thank you for your tutorial!!
This is a big help, until I finish launch the applocale, the shortcut I create not appear in my desktop ;__; do you know why? so I need to open apploc again every time I need to open the clubbox ><
and when I try to log in in the clubbox the server always say erorr T_T have you encounter this before? I check my internet but it's fine TT
sorry for asking too much question, since Idk where to ask >
12th-Mar-2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
Did you correctly checked the box to create a shortcut when running applocale? Like on this picture?
17th-May-2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
hi! so, um, it seems i can't enter my birthdate correctly? once i click the finish registration button it lights up in orange the brithdate box. help?
17th-May-2016 04:59 pm (UTC)
Are you using the correct format? Ot's yymmd, without any space, dot, slash or anything.
For example, if your birthdate is May 15th, 1998, it should be written as 980515, only 6 numbers.
20th-May-2016 01:49 pm (UTC)
Hi! Sorry to intrude... I use Windows 10 and it refuse to install ClubBox... Do you have any idea how to solve this problem? ^^"
Thank you very much! :)
21st-Jun-2016 02:15 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this! It took a good couple hours but I finally got it working xD.

Just a note that applocale doesnt really work on windows 10 because you can install languages pretty easily. I installed a korean language pack and then in control panel under clock, language and region you have to click region> change location> administrative> Language for non unicode programs and change to korean. Once I did this and restarted it worked perfectly!

Your tutorials are a huge help for new fans like me! Thank you so much <3

Edited at 2016-06-21 02:15 am (UTC)
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