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FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby Ryszard » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:50 pm

FrostWire 6.4.5 (build 222) Mac
macOS 10.12.4 (16E163f)

After restarting FrostWire, the Transfers window is always empty. Until quite recently it would always populate with saved searches (attempted downloads). This is no longer the case.

What I tried so far...
1. Fresh-installed FW on a test volume; default FW settings work fine;
2. Duplicating same settings on main volume does not solve the issue; Transfers window remains empty;
3. Deleting all files related to FW that Clean My Mac can find, then reinstalling FW and trying to use default settings, does not help; somehow, previous settings/preferences are "remembered" as if there was a "hidden" pref file that can't be deleted; manually changing preferences to match what worked on test volume doesn't resolve the issue;
4. Manually double-clicking on saved Torrents adds them to the Transfers window, hut they are not retained after FW relaunch;
5. Performing a search within FW, then selecting results to Download them, adds them to the Transfers window, but they are not retained after FW restarts.

I just want FW to work as it did before, but nothing I tried makes it so...

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Re: FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby Ryszard » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:14 pm

No suggestions?

Is there a comprehensive list of all files that FW creates upon installation on Mac?

Manually deleting everything is likely the only way I'll get FW to create a fresh copy over whatever corrupted file is creating the misbehavior.

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Re: FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby gubatron » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:56 am

Here's a new FrostWire 6.4.6 build 227 (built March 08 - 02:17 am EST)

installers
Windows
https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/ ... github.exe

Mac
https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/ ... -6.4.6.dmg

Ubuntu/Debian
https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/ ... .6.all.deb

RPM
https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/ ... noarch.rpm

Other (tar.gz)
https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/ ... 227.tar.gz

changelog

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frostwire (6.4.6) stable; urgency=high
  * New Options > Advanced > Experimental. Users can now try ALPHA and BETA features
    at their own risk.
  * New revision of jlibtorrent 1.2.0.6 fixes BitTorrent bugs
  * New piece size selection on torrent creation dialog
  * Library > Playlists UI improvements. Support to display lyrics when available
  * BTJunkie.eu search discontinued
  * Fixes issues with SoundCloud search
  * FrostWire wizard is now displayed when a new build number is detected
  * jlibtorrent version number available in about window
  * ALPHA: New VPN-Drop protection setting. Automatically stop all BitTorrent traffic
    if no VPN connection is available
       
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Tue, 7 Mar 2017 19:45:51 -0600
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Re: FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby Ryszard » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:14 pm

New build, or reinstalling FW from scratch, does not address this issue.

Again, is there a comprehensive list of ALL FILES created by FrostWire, so I can delete them manually?

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Re: FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby gubatron » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:31 pm

If you want to delete manually it's pretty easy.

If you're on windows, usually it's all at:

System files

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c:\Program Files(x86)\FrostWire


Preferences, Torrent States and Library Database

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c:\Users\myUser\.frostwire5


Default Download Folder

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c:\Users\myUser\FrostWire
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Re: FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby Ryszard » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:55 am

I'm on Mac.

Deleting the files that I, or 'clean up" apps, can find, leaves something hidden behind. That's why after fresh reinstallation of FW, it still "remembers" some of the old settings.

As a reminder, what started this is the fact that FW no longer automatically populates the Transfers window with partially downloaded torrents stored in FrostWire > Torrents folder. The window is always empty.

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Re: FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby gubatron » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:47 pm

If you're on Mac you want to remove the following folders.

1. The installation folder, usually /Applications/FrostWire.app
2. Your settings folder ~/Library/Preferences/FrostWire5
3. The application support folder ~/Library/Application Support/FrostWire/
4. Optionally your download folder, usually ~/FrostWire
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Re: FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby gubatron » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:49 pm

The ~/FrostWire/Torrents folder does not contain partially downloaded transfers, it simply contains the .torrents you've been using in case you want to re-start those downloads again.

Your partial downloads and their states are saved in ~/Library/Preferences/FrostWire5/libtorrent

You will see .torrent and .resume files which have the state of the partial transfers or ongoing bittorrent transfers.
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Re: FW 6.4.5: Transfers window always empty after restart

Postby Ryszard » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:00 pm

"The ~/FrostWire/Torrents folder does not contain partially downloaded transfers, it simply contains the .torrents you've been using in case you want to re-start those downloads again."
Sorry, should have said the "Torrents Data" folder.

The "libtorrent" file is one that I haven't seen before and is likely the culprit. I'll try deleting it later.

Appreciate the help. Thanks!


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