Downloading files of same name overwrites existing files

Author Message
Mark 04/18/2005 02:36 pm
Hi, this may be addressed somewhere else but I can`t find it....

When I download files from multiple sources that have the same name it overwrites the existing one. I know I can manually change the download directory to a new location. But is there something like a versioning option that auto renames the file? Or that will auto create new directories based on the download path? Something like that?

For example....

If I have these in one place....http://www.demo.com/demo1.zip, demo2.zip, demo3.zip, etc....

And another that`s http://www.someotherweb.com/demo1.zip, demo2.zip, demo3.zip, etc.....

Could it somehow rename the second batch to "demo1(2).zip, demo2(2).zip, etc....?

Or alternateively, create a subdirectory called "demo" for the first and "someotherweb" for the second?

Thanks in advance!
Alexander 04/19/2005 06:55 am
Mark,

Thank you for writing us.
We plan to add the autorename feature to the next version of Download Express.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Takei Oiisu 04/19/2005 05:41 pm
It would be greatly appreciated if it serves as a reference as follows.

For IE
[A.zip] of 1GB is downloaded to [c:\]. It takes a considerable time because it is 1GB.
When download is completed, the file is moved(copy?) to [c:\] usually.
Another file of the same file name [A.zip] is put on [c:\] between from starting download to the download completion. Then, it is overwrited without permission.
There is a possibility that this phenomenon happens because the file size is large when a lot of time is spent to complete download.

For DE
The same kind of phenomenon happens for redirected URL.
For instance, following URL.
http://www.slysoft.com/ja/download.html
The following action methods are devised.
When [*.ext.DE] is Renamed to [*.ext], the file name is checked.
And, the dialog is displayed for the Rename or it Renames it by the automatic operation.
Alexander 04/20/2005 04:11 am
Takei Oiisu,

Thank you for your suggestion.
We prefer the automated way - so an user does not need to sit in front of a computer.

Sincerely,
Alexander
Defenestration 04/20/2005 12:24 pm
I`d like to re-iterate my support for basic wildcards in DE, like OE has. For example,

dep{:0..20}.exe - will download dep0.exe, dep1.exe .... up to dep20.exe

dep{:a..z}.exe - will download depa.exe, depb.exe .... up to depz.exe
Mark 04/20/2005 12:32 pm
Cool. Any idea on a timeline yet? Just curious...


> Mark,
> > Thank you for writing us.
> We plan to add the autorename feature to the next version of Download Express.
> > Best regards,
> Alexander Bednyakov
> MP Staff
Alexander 04/21/2005 05:54 am
Thank you for your request.
We have this in plans for Download Express 1.9 version.

Sincerely,
Alexander

> I`d like to re-iterate my support for basic wildcards in DE, like OE has. For example,
>
> dep{:0..20}.exe - will download dep0.exe, dep1.exe .... up to dep20.exe
>
> dep{:a..z}.exe - will download depa.exe, depb.exe .... up to depz.exe
>
Alexander 04/21/2005 05:56 am
Mark,

The approximate time is the beginning of Summer.

Thanks,
Alexander

> Cool. Any idea on a timeline yet? Just curious...