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BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby Borgen » Sun May 18, 2008 7:33 am

Hello,

My first post here....

Some of the torrents that I download with BitTorrent Client in the ReadyNAS are not moved to the Download directory that I have configured. It seams to be when they have Swedish characters (å, ä and ö) in them that the problems occurs.

The Download are completed and if I select the Torrent in the BitTorrent interface of the ReadyNAS I can see all the files included in the Torrent, and I can even access the files within the torrent by clicking on them in the torrent interface. If the download was a collections of music files then I can play the music files from the BitTorrent interface of the ReadyNAS but I cant find the files anywhere.


- Where on the ReadyNAS are the files stored? I can not find them in any of my shares. [Edit] I mean where are files stored while they are beeing downloaded by the BitTorrent client in the ReadyNAS, and how can I access this area?
- How can I manually move the download that not are automaticly moved the the download directory?

Could someone please help me with this?
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Re: BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby dbott67 » Mon May 19, 2008 1:39 pm

Bittorrent files are stored in a hidden directory (/c/.bittorrent) on the NAS while they are being downloaded. This folder is only visible if you SSH into the NAS (there is an add-on that will allow you ssh access to your NAS). From there you can change ownership (chown) and move (mv) the files from the /c/.bittorrent directory to your desired location.

If you're familiar with linux, this is relatively easy. If you're not, just ask.

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ssh root@your.nas.ip.address

nas-01-4C-1B:~#  cd /c/.bittorrent
nas-01-4C-1B:/c/.bittorrent# ls -g Jericho\ -\ Season\ 1\ \&\ 2/
Jericho - 01x01 (HDTV-PROPER-XOR) Pilot.avi
Jericho - 01x02 (HDTV-XOR) Fallout.avi
Jericho - 01x03 (HDTV-XOR) Four Horsemen.avi
Jericho - 01x04 (HDTV-LOL) Walls of Jericho.avi
Jericho - 01x05 (HDTV-LOL) Federal Response.avi
Jericho - 01x06 (HDTV-LOL) 9.02.avi
Jericho - 01x07 (HDTV PROPER-XOR) Long Live The Mayor.avi
Jericho - 01x08 (HDTV-XOR) Rogue River.avi
Jericho - 01x09 (HDTV-XOR) Crossroads.avi
Jericho - 01x10 (HDTV-NoTV) Red Flag.avi
Jericho - 01x11 (HDTV-DIMENSION) Vox Populi.avi
Jericho - 01x12 (HDTV-LOL) The Day Before.avi
Jericho - 01x13 (HDTV-LOL) Black Jack.avi
Jericho - 01x14 (HDTV-NoTV) Heart Of Winter.avi
Jericho - 01x15 (HDTV-NoTV) Semper Fidelis.avi
Jericho - 01x16 (HDTV-LOL) Winter's End.avi
Jericho - 01x17 (HDTV-LOL) One Man's Terrorist.avi
Jericho - 01x18 - (Unverified) A.K.A.avi
Jericho - 01x19 (HDTV-LOL) Casus Belli.avi
Jericho - 01x20 (HDTV-LOL) One If By Land.avi
Jericho - 01x21 (HDTV-LOL) Coalition Of The Willing.avi
Jericho - 01x22 (HDTV-LOL) Why We Fight.avi
Jericho - 02x01 (HDTV-NoTV) Reconstruction.avi
Jericho - 02x02 (HDTV-LOL) Condor.avi
Jericho - 02x03 (HDTV-XOR) Jennings & Rall.avi
Jericho - 02x04 (HDTV-LOL) Oversight.avi
Jericho - 02x05 (HDTV-LOL) Termination for Cause.avi
Jericho - 02x06 (HDTV-LOL) Sedition.avi
Jericho - 02x07 (HDTV-LOL) Patriots and Tyrants.avi
nas-01-4C-1B:/c/.bittorrent#


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Re: BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby dbott67 » Mon May 19, 2008 1:55 pm

If you're not linux-savvy and you're familiar with Windows, you can also use the following command to access the bittorrent folder:

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C:\Documents and Settings\dbott>net use r: \\ip.address.of.nas\c /USER:admin
The command completed successfully.


At this point, if you enable hidden folders in Windows Explorer, you should be able to copy the files from the .bittorrent directory or use the command prompt as illustrated below:

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C:\Documents and Settings\dbott>r:

R:\>dir /a
 Volume in drive R is c
 Volume Serial Number is F96F-0063

 Directory of R:\

05/12/2008  09:29 AM    <DIR>          .
05/12/2008  09:29 AM    <DIR>          ..
06/26/2007  06:57 PM    <DIR>          lost+found
01/24/2008  12:15 AM    <DIR>          backup
11/14/2007  09:06 PM    <DIR>          home
05/19/2008  02:41 PM    <DIR>          .bittorrent
02/24/2008  05:58 PM    <DIR>          .Dekoh
05/14/2008  10:37 PM    <DIR>          Software
05/19/2008  02:28 PM    <DIR>          media
05/06/2008  07:02 PM    <DIR>          Archive
05/12/2008  05:02 AM             8,192 aquota.group
05/19/2008  10:14 AM             8,192 aquota.user
05/03/2008  01:54 PM    <DIR>          webserver
05/12/2008  09:29 AM    <DIR>          webserver2
               2 File(s)         16,384 bytes
              12 Dir(s)  724,058,464,256 bytes free

R:\>cd .bittorrent

R:\.bittorrent>dir "Jericho - Season 1 & 2"
 Volume in drive R is c
 Volume Serial Number is F96F-0063

 Directory of R:\.bittorrent\Jericho - Season 1 & 2

05/01/2008  05:51 AM    <DIR>          .
05/19/2008  02:41 PM    <DIR>          ..
05/18/2008  07:37 PM       367,294,464 Jericho - 01x04 (HDTV-LOL) Walls of Jericho.avi
05/01/2008  02:00 AM       366,712,832 Jericho - 02x05 (HDTV-LOL) Termination for Cause.avi
05/19/2008  04:45 PM       366,295,040 Jericho - 01x22 (HDTV-LOL) Why We Fight.avi
05/01/2008  02:05 AM       366,809,088 Jericho - 02x02 (HDTV-LOL) Condor.avi
05/01/2008  02:05 AM       367,526,284 Jericho - 02x01 (HDTV-NoTV) Reconstruction.avi
05/19/2008  01:35 PM       360,043,076 Jericho - 01x10 (HDTV-NoTV) Red Flag.avi
05/01/2008  02:00 AM       366,802,944 Jericho - 02x06 (HDTV-LOL) Sedition.avi
05/19/2008  12:59 PM       366,266,368 Jericho - 01x13 (HDTV-LOL) Black Jack.avi
05/01/2008  02:05 AM       366,592,000 Jericho - 02x07 (HDTV-LOL) Patriots and Tyrants.avi
05/19/2008  04:14 PM       367,631,036 Jericho - 01x15 (HDTV-NoTV) Semper Fidelis.avi
05/01/2008  02:05 AM       365,294,650 Jericho - 02x03 (HDTV-XOR) Jennings & Rall.avi
05/19/2008  07:51 AM       366,235,648 Jericho - 01x17 (HDTV-LOL) One Man's Terrorist.avi
05/18/2008  07:36 PM       366,315,520 Jericho - 01x21 (HDTV-LOL) Coalition Of The Willing.avi
05/01/2008  01:57 AM       366,786,560 Jericho - 02x04 (HDTV-LOL) Oversight.avi
05/19/2008  04:36 PM       365,368,780 Jericho - 01x16 (HDTV-LOL) Winter's End.avi
05/19/2008  03:59 PM       366,460,928 Jericho - 01x06 (HDTV-LOL) 9.02.avi
05/19/2008  12:29 PM       365,514,188 Jericho - 01x19 (HDTV-LOL) Casus Belli.avi
05/19/2008  04:42 PM       366,307,328 Jericho - 01x18 - (Unverified) A.K.A.avi
05/19/2008  05:25 AM       364,047,820 Jericho - 01x20 (HDTV-LOL) One If By Land.avi
05/18/2008  06:52 PM       369,891,328 Jericho - 01x03 (HDTV-XOR) Four Horsemen.avi
05/19/2008  04:07 PM       365,916,160 Jericho - 01x12 (HDTV-LOL) The Day Before.avi
05/19/2008  04:45 PM       366,995,732 Jericho - 01x01 (HDTV-PROPER-XOR) Pilot.avi
05/18/2008  10:39 AM       366,657,458 Jericho - 01x14 (HDTV-NoTV) Heart Of Winter.avi
05/19/2008  04:44 PM       367,163,392 Jericho - 01x11 (HDTV-DIMENSION) Vox Populi.avi
05/19/2008  04:42 PM       366,579,664 Jericho - 01x07 (HDTV PROPER-XOR) Long Live The Mayor.avi
05/19/2008  01:06 PM       367,499,522 Jericho - 01x09 (HDTV-XOR) Crossroads.avi
05/19/2008  10:30 AM       367,515,726 Jericho - 01x08 (HDTV-XOR) Rogue River.avi
05/18/2008  04:43 AM       364,154,832 Jericho - 01x05 (HDTV-LOL) Federal Response.avi
05/19/2008  02:58 PM       367,187,692 Jericho - 01x02 (HDTV-XOR) Fallout.avi
              29 File(s) 10,623,866,060 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  724,058,464,256 bytes free
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Re: BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby mensch8maschine » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:26 pm

uhm...

i have NO idea what all that means :(

is there an even easier way to explain a windows user what to do to find downloaded torrents?

i specified the download folder as the share "downloads/Bittorrent", but the folder is empty. assuming that the files are stored in a hidden folder during download (read that in some other thread), shouldnt they at least be moved to the specified folder once they are finished?

i enabled showing hidden files in windows, but i still cant find the torrents...
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Re: BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby chirpa » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:08 pm

David's steps are about the easiest you can get. You have to mount the /c share of the NAS as the admin user before you can see the temp /c/.bittorrent/ directory.

Maybe a bit easier, try this: viewtopic.php?p=91760#p91760
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Re: BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby dbott67 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:18 pm

Is the torrent still listed in the BT manager? If so, what is the status? Are there other files being downloaded?

If you're up for a little detective work, once you can try to see if they are in the hidden folder. As mentioned above, the downloaded files are moved from the hidden folder on the NAS (/c/.bittorrent) to your desired location (downloads/Bittorrent) after they have completed downloading.

If the download has not completed, then it's likely still in the hidden folder (assuming you didn't click REMOVE on the torrent manager).

To check to see if it's in the hidden directory, perform the following steps:

1. Open a command prompt in Windows (Start > Run > type cmd)

2. At the command prompt type:

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net use r: \\ip.address.of.nas\c /USER:admin


3. Make sure that you have enabled hidden files/folders in Windows explorer.

4. Browse to drive R: under "My Computer" and look for a folder called .bittorrent and see if the files are there. If so, it may mean a couple of things:

- the file is not yet fully downloaded (the BT manager may report 100% due to rounding up, but it may be at 99.999%)
- the bt process may have hung and just not completed.

Post your findings and let us know.

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Re: BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby mensch8maschine » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:57 am

AHA!

Thanks guys, finally found that hidden folder! Those how-to pictures were very helpful.

STATUS: BT is running fine, all torrents, finished or unfinished, are in the hidden folder. HOWEVER, finished torrents are not being moved to my specified folder...

i'll reboot the readyNAS as soon as i finished uploading some media files and post results.
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Re: BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby kc1 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:22 am

chirpa wrote:David's steps are about the easiest you can get. You have to mount the /c share of the NAS as the admin user before you can see the temp /c/.bittorrent/ directory. Maybe a bit easier, try this: viewtopic.php?p=91760#p91760


I get prompted to select a certificate, whichever method is used but I don't have any certificates listed. Any ideas how to proceed?

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Re: BitTorren downloads not moved to Downloadfolder

Postby mensch8maschine » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:05 am

reboot didnt help, but an upgrade to v1.3 of the BT client did the magic!
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