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Creating/Starting over with a (new) newsleecher.ini file

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:40 pm
by noblemd
Currently using v8b5 UFR 2 - below is applicable to previous versions as well.

As noted in my previous posts - After creating and using a "FRESH" data folder with NewsLeecher, I am getting almost no errors - very occasionally get the getDownloadFolder932 and very occasionally get stuck downloads - NOT anywhere near as often as occurred when using data files created in previous versions of NL.

By placing a newsleecher.ini text file in the NL program folder (usually: C:\Program Files (x86)\NewsLeecher) containing:

dataFolder=(drive):\(folder name)\data\
tempFolder=(drive):\(folder name)\temp\

for example (where "X" is the drive letter):
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You can change where NL stores and retrieves configuration, temporary files, data (cache files etc.)

Note1: Creating a new ("FRESH" data) NewsLeecher version by using a (new) newsleecher.ini file requires re-entry of all Account info, Settings, Folders, re-subscribing to groups, and etc.

Note2: If you want to change where NL stores data rather than create a "fresh" temp/data folder, you have to copy the original data/temp folders (normally contained in: %AppData%\NewsLeecher which equates to C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\NewsLeecher) to the new location to retain your old settings/folders/etc.


Default temp/data location (C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\NewsLeecher):
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Note3: If you already use a newsleacher.ini file you can backup/retain your old settings/folder/etc. by renaming the original ini file (i.e. rename the original newsleecher.ini file to newsleecher.ini.ORG or similar) and enter different temp/data folders in the new newsleecher.ini file. If you are using the default temp/data location (as above) the old settings/folder/etc. will be there unless you delete the original folders.

newsleecher.ini file location/rename:
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Re: Creating/Starting over with a (new) newsleecher.ini file

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:44 am
by TheSiege
I did this a few months back, and it did make a big difference. Still one or two lingering issues, but it solved a few I was getting regularly.

Re: Creating/Starting over with a (new) newsleecher.ini file

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:56 pm
by lunadmin
This was one of the first things i did when the issues began, that didn't solve the issues.