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Offline UK-Filesharer

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Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« on: November 28, 2007, 04:25:15 pm »
I keep losing the folders that i have added to the library when I re-load Winmx after a re-boot, which is annoying both to myself & to others trying to download from me as they have to wait while the folders are scanned in, there are 12,000+ files
it takes hours for WinMx to scan them all in
Any ideas how to get round this please?
windows XP sp2
Winmx 3.54
using Mxmonitor

Offline Bart_Laroc_260

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 06:23:07 pm »
in your winmx folder, backup your *.dat files, replace them in the winmx folder, when you reload it, this will keep all your original settings

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 01:41:30 am »
The lib4.dat file is the library (older clients used one called library.dat) and the settings.dat file contains your ports, que settings, username etc.

You have got me wondering why you need to reload winmx after a reboot though as this is not normally necessary unless you formatted the machine or where running winmx from the desktop instead of having it installed properly  :?

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 11:48:30 pm »
Thank you for the infomation although I do not understand why it keeps losing the .dat files
re: ghostship WinMx is installed correctly, I just dont let it start up automatically when the pc reboots
Colin

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 10:39:42 am »
did u install 3.53 first then put 3.54 beta into the folder?

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007, 07:07:07 pm »
It is possible that some anti virus software is responsible for removing the dat files due to a "false positive", normally this shows up as a need to reload winmx completely due to the settings.dat file being removed, both the dat files are obscured/encrypted from interference by a simple algorithm to stop users messing with them so its not new news that some AV programs are triggered by these files, Avast has been to blame for this activity before, what are you using UK ?

Offline UK-Filesharer

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007, 10:56:38 am »
Re: Taffy - yes I did
Re: Ghostship - I am using AVG free edition

By the way it took about 3 days to scan all my shared files into WinMx

The files in the WinMx folder are:-

colors.dat
hammer.wav
ignore.dat
lib4.dat
library.dat
notify.wav
OLEDLG.DLL
opennapconfig.dat
settings.dat
UninstallMX.exe
WinMX.exe

Thanks for your interest

Colin

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007, 09:49:55 pm »
A surplus library.dat file is in the folder then it seems, besides that I cant think of any real reson why you would have to rescan those files into Mx each time , delete that one and see how it goes and follow the advice given above regarding saving the dat files into a sub directory in your winmx folder.

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010, 11:28:52 pm »
It should NOT take 3 days to scan your library  back in, i have similar numbers, and the scan-in process, covering 3 different drives, takes 20 mins to half an hour, absolute maximum, there may be something odd going on thats previously unnoticed...

feel free to rock into the help room for live help to sort the problem...
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But what you think is Urgent is rarely important

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 12:05:48 am »
 :thumbs: Thanks for all your help - the problem has now been sorted
Cheers  :walk:

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 01:40:22 pm »
Anyone know what the solution was as its always nice to pass on the solution for others who may be suffering from a similar problem, good to hear its all good now however and thanks for passing on your good news UK   :-D

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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010, 02:26:49 pm »
Anyone know what the solution was as its always nice to pass on the solution for others who may be suffering from a similar problem, good to hear its all good now however and thanks for passing on your good news UK   :-D
especially because apparently it took a couple of years to be solved LOL.... sorry for my sarcasm :oops:
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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2010, 12:23:08 am »

:clown:
The problem went away after I installed Windows XP SP3, I don't know why, sorry!!
Cheers
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Re: Losing folders in library on re-loading WinMx
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010, 08:57:34 am »
Cheers UK , Feedback is always helpful to others as many folks dont visit the chatroom out of shyness etc, not that anyone bites in there  :lol:

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