I went to http://eu1.bitcoincharts.com/blockchain/ and downloaded the most recent build. Then I extracted it and was left with BLK0001.dat and BLK0002.dat. What is the next step? I tried replacing the current BLK files with those and performed a -rescan but that gave me a BLKINDEX error.
My wallet data was backed up by the way. Then I moved my BLKINDEX somewhere safe so it would have to create a new one but this process didn't work because it's building BLK0002.dat still. It was super fast until it reached about 70,000 blocks left and then majorly slowed down. What is the proper way to import it? Is there a special command-line parameter that I should use to fix this?
BTW: The whole reason I had to download it separately was because Bitcoin Wallet was taking forever to download the block chain and was stuck around 97% for an eternity!
EDIT: Why does this guy even provide this website (noted above) if Blkindex needs to be created anyways?
EDIT: I gave up and decided just to use multibit and blockchain.info my wallet. I found a way to store my blockchain address on multibit so I could view it there offline.