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Bug Report: Unable to move torrents


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I'm using the latest beta bld 22328 on Vista x64.

When a torrent has finished downloading and I go watch it, once I've finished watching it I like to move it to an "already watched these" folder to keep track of what I've watched.

To do this, I move the folder where I've saved that torrent to the "already watched these" folder. Then I go to uTorrent, stop that torrent, right-click the torrent and select Advanced > Set Download Location, browse to the torrent folder's new location and select it (this way I can keep seeding).

Here's where I run into the problem. This always used to work. However, sometime within the last handful of builds something changed. Now, after doing the above procedure, if I right-click that torrent and select Open Containing Folder, my My Documents folder is opened instead of the actual new torrent location folder.

So, uTorrent has lost track of the proper location. Or, it didn't store the new location when I tried to change it. If I try to resume the torrent so it can seed, I get an error that files are missing. After a Force Check it tries to re-download the torrent to the wrong location.

This problem has lasted for a few builds now, it's a glaring problem to me and I thought someone else would've reported it by now but I guess not...

Thanks for this awesome program btw!

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No, I just checked and it's creating an extra subfolder inside the torrent folder with the same name as the torrent folder.

Example:

"already watched these"\my.torrent.folder\my.torrent.folder

Doing a re-check does no good since it's not looking in the right place..

Plus, it's weird that "Opening selected folder" opens My Documents instead of the spawned subfolder when this happens.

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My Documents is opened because that's how Explorer handles non-existent folders -- which is exactly how you have do describe "already watched these"\my.torrent.folder\my.torrent.folder.

When you set the download location, select the "already watched these" folder, not "already watched these"\my.torrent.folder.

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With all due respect, I disagree that it should work like this. And this is not how uTorrent has worked for a very long time up until very recently, when this behavior changed. By selecting the parent folder instead of the actual torrent folder, it gives users no control over the naming of the torrent folder, which is a very important functionality. The first time I noticed this problem was when I went to rename a torrent folder. Since it would not allow me to rename the torrent folder as it used to, I just deleted the torrent from uTorrent and stopped seeding it. Of course, this is less than ideal but I think it is what most users will choose to do when faced with this inflexibility and lack of ability to rename torrent folders..

If you're saying this change was implemented by design, this 'feature' was a step backwards and I request the prior long-standing behavior to be resumed. As it stands currently it will discourage continued seeding on completed torrents whose folders need to be renamed, and thus is a matter that impacts everyone..

Is it possible to offer a choice between the new behavior and the old behavior?

Thank you for your time.

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Some time during the last few days I was updated to v2.2 (build 23703). After being automatically notified of the new version I accepted & was updated, which is what I normally do. I don't normally pay any attention to versions so have no idea which version I was using prior to this.

I am posting here because this thread describes precisely the same issue I have discovered. Since v2.2 the "set download location" functionality has altered.

Previously after a torrent had completed, I would do pretty much the same thing the OP mentioned. Stop the torrent, move the files to my server & then use "set download location" to change to the new location. I would then go ahead & use "relocate" to move the individual files within the torrent to the same location (I have my own reasons for doing things this way). Afterward I'd start the torrent again so I could continue seeding. This worked nicely & was a quick way for me to get files off my main machine & allow them to continue seeding. Normally I do this in chunks of a dozen torrents or whatever.

Now as of v2.2 the "set download location" automatically moves the files to the specified location. It also does not move the sub-folder (which has the same name as the torrent, & is automatically created when the torrent begins downloading). Since my new location is always a server, it takes quite some time for the files to move, even over gigabit. It also slows me down because I have to do things on an individual basis rather than in one go. It is possible I can accommodate this change to existing functionality, however I would prefer not to.

It would be great if there was an option to turn off the moving of the files. Surely this would be a quick & simple thing to implement, & is a fair request given that the existing functionality has been changed.

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Hi,

uTorrent v2.2 (build 23703).

Is this normal:

When I've already moved the downloaded files to the new location and then trying to Set download location (stopped task) the path is not changed in General->Save As. Any other path is accepted. That, with the moved files in it is not accepted.

I think this is related with the files overwrite function. There is noone to accept the overwriting of the files :)

Is there a way to use the Set Download Location as before, with manually moving the files and manually changing the download location?

Please, consider fixing this issue. Thanks!

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Hello. Looks like I'm having a relocaton problem too.

I'm using Windows XP, and got the please upgrade to V2.2 (build 23703) message from u-Torrent a few days ago. DId this and first problem involved econfiguring ports and router,

I'm not receiving messages regarding this anymore, so assume that's fine.

However, now, apear to have downloaded torrents, but when view torrent list,have red crosses next to ALL torrents (both old and pre upgrade ones).

Clicking the torrent gives "cannot open file; the path does not exist/is not a directory".

I'm using the C-drive directory I used with old u-t, "C:/Docs & Settings/my TV...torrent name", so no change there.

Have looked on u-t's FAQ page and it suggests shortening file name to something like "C:/torrent". Would I need to do this if previously the file names were accepted?

Have also looked in the FAQ's 'Troubleshooting' page and have tried all the suggestions from point #6. Still no joy.

I appreciate this is probably a very simple problem to fix, but can't think what to try next. Any help/suggestions appreciated.

Thanks

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I'm not sure if my bug matches exactly, I move files manually myself out of habit.

I didn't know that the set download location now moves the files i have not seen this, but i have found that if i copy the files to a new location and then try to re-target utorrent, set download location does not work if the original download folder exists, i have to rename the old folder before it will change targets.

My current move process is

Stop torrent

Force Re-check

Copy and rename folder to different location

Set new download location

Force recheck

start torrent

delete orignal source folder

i now have to do mostly the same except

Stop torrent

Force Re-check

Copy and rename folder to different location

rename orignal source folder

Set new download location

Force recheck

start torrent

delete orignal source folder

I do it in this order because i have had several folders fail recheck on move so i'm trying to replicate it again

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That works out nicely for me, because I was copying my files to the new location (I said "move" in my original post, but actually I was previously inconsistent & sometimes copied, sometimes moved), relocating/rechecking and THEN deleting them from the original location. After reading your post, mavack, I now include the rename step & this allows my manual copy to work as per normal. As far as I'm concerned this is now a PEBCAK issue, but it was brought about by a change to existing application behaviour.

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That's sad, I've always moved the folders to different drive if I decide to keep them. That has worked for years, just set the new location and force recheck if I want to continue seeding.

Now, 99% of the times when I try to do that, I have to re-download the torrent and set the new location of files, then utorrent recheck the files and continue seeding. If I don't re-download the torrent and just set the new location like before, utorrent says that the files aren't there and don't point to the right path.

Hope this will be fixed

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