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JohnNL
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beta 7Beta7 update cleared status field

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After updating from 7B6 to beta 7, I opened NL and retrieved new headers for a newsgroup. The STATUS field now shows "OK" for all articles/files and none of the articles I previously downloaded show "DOWNLOADED" for the status anymore.

Is this intentional? Did this happen to anyone else? As a result I can't go back and see what has been downloaded before, so I have ended up accidently re-downloading past articles.

I have now gone back to 7B6 beta. Should I wait for beta v8 for a fix? (W 8.1 64)

Also the first time I opened 7Beta7, I got this BUG CHECK:

Bug Data #1:
Dupes database seems to be corrupted: 180

Bug Data #2:
Invalid argument to date encode

JohnNL
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Re: beta 7Beta 8 update cleared status field

Post by JohnNL »

I tried updating from 7b6 to 7 beta 8. Same thing happened: All files previously marked "Downloaded" have been reset to "OK". So I have no idea what files I previously downloaded or not.

Will this be fixed in the final update? Or is there some way to preserve the status field when updating?

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Spiril
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Re: beta 7Beta7 update cleared status field

Post by Spiril »

John,

Try to open the C:\Users\[Windows_Username]\AppData\Roaming\NewsLeecher folder on your computer, and see if it contains a file named "downloaded.dat".

If it's there, pls PM it to me, so I can try to fix the bug.
bug fixed. no idea how. hate it when that happens. trying to break it again now. will. not. be. defeated.

JohnNL
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Re: beta 7Beta7 update cleared status field

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I looked for it, but there is not even a folder for c:\John\AppData\Roaming\Newsleecher. Lots of other sub-folders in ...\Roaming but not Newsleecher.
FYI, Newsleecher is installed in J:\Program Files not the C: drive.
J:\Program Files\Newsleecher.ini contains these two statements:
dataFolder=J:\Program Files\NewsLeecher\data\
tempFolder=J:\Program Files\NewsLeecher\data\Temp\

Note: when attempting to update from 7beta 6 to beta 8, a message appears stating "converting to new database format..." (or similar words)

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Re: beta 7Beta7 update cleared status field

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The file should be in the J:\Program Files\NewsLeecher\data\ folder then.

Btw, if there is a file called downloaded.v2.dat pls send that instead.
bug fixed. no idea how. hate it when that happens. trying to break it again now. will. not. be. defeated.

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Re: beta 7Beta7 update cleared status field

Post by JohnNL »

I found downloaded.dat and downloaded.v2.dat in the data folder, and I attempted again to update from v6 to v8. This time I got a bug check so figured that the downloaded or downloaded.v2 files were corrupt after running beta version updates by me over last year or two. I deleted both downloaded.dat and downloaded.v2.dat and this time everything seems normal. I don't have the backup status anymore. But the downloaded.dat file is new and not corrupted as it must have been previously. Thanks for your help!

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