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imagejunkie October 25th, 2010 07:49 PM

Moving incompletes from my other computer
 
Is there a way to move incompleted limewire downloads from my old computer to my new one, and have limewire recognize the file, and pick up where it left off? I've tried copying an old incomplete file into my new incomplete folder, and it shows up in the list of downloads... but I've never seen that file resume.

Thanks for any tips!

junkie

limewire 5.5.16 pro

Lord of the Rings October 26th, 2010 01:34 AM

Which version of LW is on the older computer? The download history is stored in a file called Downloads.dat, though you may not see the extension depending on how you have your computer system view options set.

For LW 4 - 4.16, the Downloads.dat & .bak files were stored in the incomplete folder. In the LW 4.18 & 5 versions, Downloads.dat file is stored in the LW preferences folder.

If you are newly set up on the new computer, you could replace the new downloads.dat file with the old one (but only whilst LW is closed!) This will of course then ignore any newer downloads you have (no history of previous download history for them.) O.o

One possibility, and this is complex & no guarantee of working is to edit your new Downloads.dat file & add the information from the old downloads.dat file but with the new location.

It can be opened with WordPad if you choose open All kinds of documents. But would need to change extension back if saving. I've no idea whether this can work, and you should definitely make a backup of the newer Downloads.dat file before even considering trying.

I've opened the Downloads.dat file on both mac & windows. Windows version looks more complicated lol :D

Mac example:
w___q~sq~tA/Volumes/Video Art/Incomplete/T-14475015-07 - That Neck.mp3w/xq~sq~wsq~Noˇˇsq~Nˇˇ|sq~N*sq~Nˇˇsq~Nˇˇ†sq~N ˇˇsq~N”ˇˇxq~sq~w+)urn:sha1:AFW3ONPYSVBG2HH7KU2P VSCBYV7EGFTRq~xq~q~q~t07 - That Neck.mp3q~sq~w

On windows it shows with several boxes near the beginning. Obviously some kind of text encoding my windows system is not enabled to see those characters properly:

___q~ sq~tqC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Incomplete\T-5816511-King - Tak - Dream.mp3w\xq~sq~wsq~
xq~sq~w+)urn:sha1:IABDGS7ILMJ5PZ3UMCVL7ZCJUBNBSW Y7q~xq~q~q~t4King - Tak - Dream.mp3q~sq~w?@sq~!sq~?@w q~%tbpush-endpoint:w4JQTXlFNTBFOFgxNkHGQjhFMjY0OTg1QUU1ODIxQ kUzNzAwNDtmd3QvNTszMzA1NDo5Mi46MS4xMjguMzY=q~(sq~* pq~dpq~-q~eq~/q~2q~3sq~5Xq~8t
<?xml version="1.0"?><audios xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://www.limewire.com/schemas/audio.xsd"><audio title="Dream" artist="King" album="Tak" genre="Progressive Rock" track="13" year="1995" seconds="290" bitrate="160"/></audios>q~;q~2q~=tLIMEq~@q~Bq~Cq~Fq~Gsq~5˜q~Jsq~E
xq~Nuq~Oˆd˜Z‚pq~Qq~Sxxq~Tsq~tiC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\King - Tak - Dream.mp3w\xq~Wsq~?@wq~Ysq~Zw#Axxq~\sq~5Xxsq~ sq~?@w


The idea would be to add from the old downloads.dat list to the newer one and make sure the incomplete folder location is identical. I have no idea which of those numbers represents the downloads %. The Download Hash numbers are obvious though (represents all the specific file's qualities & size etc.)

imagejunkie October 26th, 2010 06:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord of the Rings (Post 359295)
Which version of LW is on the older computer? The download history is stored in a file called Downloads.dat, though you may not see the extension depending on how you have your computer system view options set.

For LW 4 - 4.16, the Downloads.dat & .bak files were stored in the incomplete folder. In the LW 4.18 & 5 versions, Downloads.dat file is stored in the LW preferences folder.

If you are newly set up on the new computer, you could replace the new downloads.dat file with the old one (but only whilst LW is closed!) This will of course then ignore any newer downloads you have (no history of previous download history for them.) O.o

One possibility, and this is complex & no guarantee of working is to edit your new Downloads.dat file & add the information from the old downloads.dat file but with the new location.

It can be opened with WordPad if you choose open All kinds of documents. But would need to change extension back if saving. I've no idea whether this can work, and you should definitely make a backup of the newer Downloads.dat file before even considering trying.

I've opened the Downloads.dat file on both mac & windows. Windows version looks more complicated lol :D

Mac example:
w___q~sq~tA/Volumes/Video Art/Incomplete/T-14475015-07 - That Neck.mp3w/xq~sq~wsq~Noˇˇsq~Nˇˇ|sq~N*sq~Nˇˇsq~Nˇˇsq~N ˇˇsq~Nˇˇxq~sq~w+)urn:sha1:AFW3ONPYSVBG2HH7KU2P VSCBYV7EGFTRq~xq~q~q~t07 - That Neck.mp3q~sq~w

On windows it shows with several boxes near the beginning. Obviously some kind of text encoding my windows system is not enabled to see those characters properly:

___q~ sq~tqC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Incomplete\T-5816511-King - Tak - Dream.mp3w\xq~sq~wsq~
xq~sq~w+)urn:sha1:IABDGS7ILMJ5PZ3UMCVL7ZCJUBNBSW Y7q~xq~q~q~t4King - Tak - Dream.mp3q~sq~w?@sq~!sq~?@w q~%tbpush-endpoint:w4JQTXlFNTBFOFgxNkHGQjhFMjY0OTg1QUU1ODIxQ kUzNzAwNDtmd3QvNTszMzA1NDo5Mi46MS4xMjguMzY=q~(sq~* pq~dpq~-q~eq~/q~2q~3sq~5Xq~8t
<?xml version="1.0"?><audios xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://www.limewire.com/schemas/audio.xsd"><audio title="Dream" artist="King" album="Tak" genre="Progressive Rock" track="13" year="1995" seconds="290" bitrate="160"/></audios>q~;q~2q~=tLIMEq~@q~Bq~Cq~Fq~Gsq~5q~Jsq~E
xq~Nuq~OሯdZpq~Qq~Sxxq~Tsq~tiC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\King - Tak - Dream.mp3w\xq~Wsq~?@wq~Ysq~Zw#Axxq~\sq~5Xxsq~ sq~?@w


The idea would be to add from the old downloads.dat list to the newer one and make sure the incomplete folder location is identical. I have no idea which of those numbers represents the downloads %. The Download Hash numbers are obvious though (represents all the specific file's qualities & size etc.)

I've been on the new computer for several weeks, so don't want a ********* swap. I was up to date on the LW version on my prior computer, but in Leopard, not Snow Leopard. Importing prior incompletes sounds more tricky than it may be worth... I was hoping that I could just copy the older incomplete files into my new incomplete folder, and LW would recognize them, and pick up where it left off... The test file does show up in my downloads list, though it shows as 0% complete, when it was 80% complete... prior versions of LW would be erratic on %Complete numbers, so I didn't know if this was a deal killer or not... but so far, my transferred files have not resumed.

Thanks for the feedback!!!


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