My Downloads folder gone loony!

April 7, 2010 at 14:39:01
Specs: Windows XP
Hi.. I have been using the utorrent software very well for almost a year now and i never had any problems.
however, 2 days ago, when i wanted to download the rest of the series season, i got an error that there is not enough space on the folder. The folder is empty, but properties show there are 15 files. I tried to change the location of the download folder, but i get the same error. I also tried moving the whole of My Documents from C drive into D, as C was almost full, but still i got nothing.

Would really appreciate it if someone finds out whats wrong, i cant seem to download anything now!


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#1
April 7, 2010 at 14:49:50
Why would you move your "My Documents" folder?

Go to your D: drive & create a New Folder...name it "Torrents" (or whatever you like). Then fire up utorrent. Make sure you have no files downloading. Then click Options > Preferences > Directories & change the "Put new downloads in:" to D:\Torrents. You can also setup a separate folder for "Move completed downloads to:"

BTW, since you appear to be running WinXP, why did you post in the Win95/98 forum?

"The folder is empty, but properties show there are 15 files"

Do you have "Show hidden files & folders" enabled?


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#2
April 7, 2010 at 16:07:54
Oh yeah i didnt notice that cause i posted this in a hurry.

And yes i have it enabled n there seems nothing to be hidden. I don't know why this is happening. I used to download a 7-8 G.B files n never got an error like this. Any ideas?

Btw Thanks alot.. that did work!


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#3
April 8, 2010 at 04:10:57
The "missing" files might be in the recycle bin and may show on your properties until you go ahead and Empty your recycle bin?

Recycle bin files are actually NOT removed to a different location they are just tagged with a unique file indentity byte similar to the Deleted file marker but this marker stops the system from overwriting their sectors and reusing that space until you Empty the recycle bin which does then use the deleted file marker and they will be overwritten only then.

Lee


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#4
April 8, 2010 at 06:51:10
Lee, I am afraid its not that too. Recycle bin is empty and i never deleted anything. I just Cut/Paste w/e i download into a CD and keep a backup copy on the drive itself. I did empty recycle bin i had one resent file, but that changed nothing, properties still show up 15 files!

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#5
April 8, 2010 at 08:17:14
"And yes i have it enabled n there seems nothing to be hidden"

OK, when you enabled it, did you click "Apply to all folders"? Also, do you have "hide protected operating system files" checked or unchecked?


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#6
April 8, 2010 at 08:52:13
Yeah Jam, I did apply to all folders. Also i have the "hide protected operating system files" icon checked.

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#7
April 8, 2010 at 08:58:04
"i have the "hide protected operating system files" icon checked"

This probably isn't the issue but temporarily uncheck the box (you'll get a warning), click Apply, then click Apply to all Folders. See if that makes those 15 files appear.


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#8
April 8, 2010 at 12:45:24
I did like you said. The folders that appeared hardly had any space. I am just worried if i'm having an issue here. Afterall, I can download what I want.

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