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Old March 17th, 2007
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Default How to reinstate a download from imported tmp files

I accidentally deleted something which was 3/4 downloaded and immediately refound the files with a recovery utility but now when back in the temp folder the download does not register in bearshare how can I get it recognized again?
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My suspicion is that once the file has been removed from the incomplete/temp folder then the download preferences will have been updated to show the file is no longer existent. Fine if it had have happened without BS being open but with it being running the prefs will have updated as suggested.
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If you have the relevant .dat.bak file, replace the original .dat file with it and restart BearShare.
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Old March 22nd, 2007
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Thanks not sure what you mean by replace the original
do you mean rename dat.bak to .dat?
because if so that doesn't work.
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If the file didn't reappear in the downloads window (after you restarted
BearShare), then just delete that set and start over. It's too badly damaged.
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Default temp folder

Hello. I'm new on the board. I've experienced a problem. My file was 3/4 downloaded when my computer shut down (overheated; need to replace fan). Anyhow, when I went to restart Bearshare, the downloads did not show. Can I recover and continue the download from the temp folder or do I need to delete everything and restart my download. Thank you.
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Find the .bak files and see if renaming them works.
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Aaron. i have been reading your post. i need help i got my ipod last may for my birthday. didnt have internet at my house so i used my cousins house in georgia.
got song on it. but now i got internet. got itunes that IS compatible with windows vista. i have bear share. and i also downloaded the bearshare version that you reccomended which is the older one and i downloaded the thing to run it. but yet it still says it is expired? what do i do????
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In Vista you have to right-click both programs, go to Properties and set both to run in XP
compatibility mode and to run as an administrator.

The best solution overall, of course, is to dump Vista and reinstall XP (Xp Pro if possible),
because Vista is still a DRM crippled kludge on top of parts of of Server 2003 with a lot of new
bugs and vulnerabilities added in. You'kll find that XP is still faster and more reliable even
after they released Service Pack One to fix the first huge batch of bugs.
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Default Restarting deleted incomplete files

True-Dat in regards to Vista, but as for the deleted or damaged incomplete files,well I'd have to disagree And this is why:
I keep a folder inside My Limewire's incomplete folder & I name it #1 with yet another folder inside of #1 that I call #2. and when I have trouble like described above with or without Limewie running I'll COPY the trouble file from within Limewire's incomplete folder & put it inside of folder #2.
Then from within Limewire's GUI I select to delete the original trouble file from Limewires incomplete folder.
So now it's ghost to Limewire (like it was never there).

Next I search via Limewire's(GUI) for a host with that very same file(note size as it must match perfectly) & start a new download of the trouble file.
Once the new download reaches 1%, I copy & paste it(the whole file) into folder#1.

So now I have the original trouble file which is 75% complete in folder #2 & I have a copy of the new 1% complete file in folder #1.
I also make a .txt file & paste the names of both files into it & save it just in case I get em mixxed up.
You got Me so far? all I've done up to this point is a whole lot of copying.
But next I rename the 75%complete file with the 1%complete files name & then close all the folders.

Then I navigate back to Limewires(GUI) which has been running all this time & I close the search I had done eairler & I opt to kill & then delete the newly started download of the 1% file.All this time Limewire's been running & when it was time to delete the 1% file I did it from within Limewire's interface(GUI).

So now comes the part You want to see work rite?
How to get Limewire to recognize & restart the download of a 75% completed file that was originally located inside of Limewire's incomplete folder but somehow got deleted while Limewire was running or not running & is currently thought to be damaged!

Well what I do is this with Limewire still running but minimized I navigate to the folder #2 where the newly Renamed 75% complete file is located & I copy it & then I back My way out of folder #2 untill I'm in Limewire's Incomplete folder & I rite-click & paste it rite there in Limewire's Incomplete folder & then I close that folder too!

Next I navigate back to Limewire's GUI,which of course is still running & has been through out this entire walk-through & I start a new search for the file & once a host is found I will select to download it & of course it starts but at 0% however within 3 to five minutes You will see it rockett to the full 75% complete status & of course before too much longer it will complete & verify.
Now thats how I do it.
Also once the file is complete & in My shared folder & plays without any issues I then & only then delete the files inside folder #1 & folder #2.
Hope this helps ~P~

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