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Torrent Error: Element not found.

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I've been getting this error a lot on certain torrents. If I restart the affected torrent, everything works fine, and the finished product passes the hash check. It just gets annoying when you have to do this repeatedly to finish a torrent. Any idea what's wrong?

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-Ares

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It varies. This one was from a random tracker I found on a *nova site. I've also seen it happen on a high-profile tracker whose name starts with a D and features a little green guy with pointy ears. (I'm assuming I'm not allowed to mention specific tracker names, right?)

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Any ideas? I'm getting this a lot, from a variety of trackers, including some high-usage ones you wouldn't expect errors from, IMHO.

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After setting diskio.coalesce_writes to "false" I have no longer received this error. I was getting it every 5 minutes or so, and now it went all night on those same torrents without an error. Not saying it's definitely the cause, but it's a pretty big coincidence ;)

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I happen to load almost all my torrents from that little grren guy with pointy ears and the pitch fork

diskio.coalesce_writes is set to false here since day 1 (W2K) and I never had that error once

for the next d/l I'll set it to true and report if anything changes

-DG

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Thanks, DG. I've had mine set to true for some time, and have only received this error on 1.2.1 and up. I have yet to get that error since disabling it about 16 hours ago. All my pointy-eared torrents are going strong ;)

EDIT: It didn't do it on *all* torrents. I had about 20 in queue, with it set to do two at a time, with 192 max connections and 96 connections per torrent. If that matters any. Other trackers were reporting the error as well. It happened less frequently on pointy-eared torrents. :D

Sys specs:

Windows 2003 SP1

P4 1.66 Ghz

512MB RAM

125KB/s in, 25KB/s out, max

-Ares

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I take it back. Just got the error again, on the pointy-eared tracker. Ok, so that wasn't it. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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What drive is it saving to, local? network?

Umm, maybe pop into IRC and send one of us a "bad" torrent that your having problems with, and see if we can reproduce it.

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I have saved to my laptop's internal drive (Hitachi), and an external Maxtor drive. Both have been tested with SpinRite within the last few months, and are operating at 100%.

The torrents eventually finished, I just had to keep restarting them. When they finished, I did a manual re-check and the data checked out fine.

I'll do the IRC thing later this evening after classes. Thanks!

-Ares

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There seems to be some bug with compact_allocation. If you get this problem, please disable compact_allocation until I've identified the bug.

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I get the same error and my bt.compact_allocation is set to false.

I already reset my download twice.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks.

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@Poi: I'm not sure that setting it to false will suddenly convert existing torrents. Might only apply to new ones.

EDIT: You could probably check by seeing what the file size of your data is. As in, if it's a 50MB torrent and still only occupies 30MB, then you know it hasn't taken effect yet.

EDIT2: By reset, do you mean completely delete your existing data? Because then of course this couldn't be the problem.

-Ares

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I'm saving the file to my Desktop in WinXP.

BTW: I never turned bt.compact_allocation on nor adjusted any other settings.

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Hmmm, I have noticed problems with saving things to the Desktop when the path inside of the torrent is very long. I forget the exact limit of paths. Might try saving to your root, or C:\Downloads\.

Though I really don't think "Element not found" was the error it gave me when that happened. But it might be worth a shot.

EDIT: NTFS has a 32000 character path limit, but Microsoft Windows systems have a 256 character path limit. (http://support.microsoft.com/?id=180410)

-Ares

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Here's more information if it helps.

I'm downloading a distribution of linux (which is legal). Here are its stats:

Name: Mandriva-Linux-Free-2006-CD1-2-3.i586

Torrent: Mandriva-Linux-Free-2006-CD.i586.torrent

Downloads As: Mandriva-Linux-Free-2006-CD.i586

Info Hash: f7506ac977f257cc6ea41330d8c14b2da7bbb463

The file sets up a directory on my Desktop with 3 iso images as seperate files within that directory.

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Try saving it to a different directory, something that's closer to the root of the drive. (like C:\something)

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Stop the torrent, move the folder manually. Then right click on the torrent, select "Set download location", and point it to the folder in the new location. (NOT the folder it's in!)

Then just start it. No need to force re-check unless you added/removed files.

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So do the files in the directory total 2.04GB? (Searched for the hash and found the torrent.) If they don't, it is probably still using compact allocation.

-Ares

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ohhhhh shit!!!! wazzeeee

When i opened the new beta client all of my torrents has been hided/deleted or i dont know but i cant see them!!

i had about 30 torrent and about 5 left after i opened the utorrent-1.2.3-beta-unicode-build-358.exe file!!

What shall i do?? repair client!!

Eltüntek a torrentjeim (a 30 bol maradt 5) amikor megnyitottam az új béta klienst!!

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@bence16: Wow, quite a bit offtopic. You'd have more success posting a new topic in the Troubleshooting section.

But, anyway, I doubt you actually lost any data. You just need to reload the torrents. Either go back to the sites you found them at, or look in the directory that you told µTorrent to move .torrent files to. If you didn't specify that, they might be in %AppData%\uTorrent

-Ares

[We use the %AppData% variable for a reason, every Windows localizes those paths.]

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