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Strange thing happening during a movie download


hitch75

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Hi guys, can someone help me figure out something?

I'm downloading a movie, ie. a set of scenes, packed in a single folder.

If I try to open some of the movies DURING their download (to preview them), the player (either VLC or windowsmediaplayer) displays fragments of ANOTHER movie!

Even stranger is that the displayed movie parts come from the files I USED to have on my HD, but I deleted!!

How can this be possible??

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Dang, I think this was just answered a couple days ago...

Delete doesn't mean removed from the universe. When uTorrent allocates space for a new download, it may be reusing space a deleted file's data is still in. And uTorrent doesn't zero out old data in the process...it just overwrites it as it downloads.

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One of the movies that comes up, is a movie that I used to have for a short time on my HD and then I removed it to my external hd, quite a long time ago, BEFORE i started downloading these torrents.

I am just wondering WHERE that file is? I thought i have it only on my external drive, but if it shows up, it's still somewhere on my HD.

I tried searching by its name, but I don't find it anywhere on my pc, and still it shows when i try to preview the torrent.

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