I have a few questions regarding the above processes.
1. I read in another thread that the 'Suspend to File' option in my version doesn't work properly. In other words if you click the button whilst OE is downloading, any in-progress files will be lost. Is this true?
2. I also read that a work-around for this is to 'Suspend' the project first, then 'Suspend to File'. This will stop the project first thus preventing loss of data. Does this fix the problem?
3. Also, I noticed the last time I used it that there was little indication that the project had successfully been suspended. The screen just looked exactly the same as before. I was expecting to see an OK button or something. How do I confirm that my project has 'Suspended' or 'Suspended to File' so I can safely shut down my machine?
2. Yes, this will surely help. Because it waits for all current downloads to complete, but other files from the queue will not start the download.
3. The indication is simple - the Project will have a red "stop" sign on its icon. And when you select the Project, the status bar of the program will show something like "Suspended to file c:\dir\file.wdq - Last download from ... to ...".
4. The bar shows a progress of scanning the Project Map to display details about actual amount of files that belong to the Project. And the breakdown of Web pages, images and other files summary.
Regarding question 2, when you say 'other files from the queue will not start the download', do you mean I will never get the whole download once I have suspended to file?
I will explain my problem in more depth: the site I am downloading takes longer than a working day to download so it is critical I am able to suspend the project so I can continue where I left off the following morning. I work for a government department so the equipment has to be locked away every evening so I can't leave it running overnight.
Sorry to keep asking these questions but I need to get permission from my bosses before I can download new software.
It is interesting you say it will 'hang'. What do you mean by that because I have just lost two days work. I came back to my machine and it said 'Offline explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close'. I had to click through a lot of these messages before it closed and it never told me what the problem was. This happened a few days ago aswell but I just restarted.
Not what I needed.
Is that the 'hang' you are talking about?
However, I have another question. Sometimes OE still will randomly crash for a reason I don't know. I have found that deleting the folder 'RECYCLER' every now and again will help get the download running again. Is this safe to do?
I also made a new version that should create an error log once the crash happens - c:\download\oe.log.
Please download it here:
Unzip the file and replace the old oe.exe file with the new one.
When it crashes, please post in the forum and send the log file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
I performed the checkdisk and it did actually get rid of the errors.
However, I have now finished this job so I won't be sending you any error logs until next time in a month or two.
Can you tell me why I keep getting the following issue?
I am part-way through my download, and I have just checked the data that has downloaded so far. My destination folder is called 'Scrape'.
When I look at it I seem to have this nesting issue where the Scrape folder is being copied to itself multiple times. I had this exact same problem last time. This is what it looks like:
E:\Scrape\Local Files\Scrape\Local Files\Scrape\Local Files
Within each Scrape folder I end up with copies of the folders that sit in my root folder E. The folders in E are:
Aug2010 - This is the master data
Working - This is the folder the download is being taken from. It is a shortened version of Aug2010
Scrape - This is the destination folder for the download
As you can see I am not downloading from the internet but from a folder on a hard-drive that contains the web site I need. The web-site is too big initially, so I shorten it into Working, then do the 'download' from that folder.
I have been through my project settings and I can see nothing that would even need to reference these root directory folders.
So why I they being copied in this way? I am sure this makes the project go even slower.
This is the Folder download directory:
Otherwise i will just have to try and explain again. Please let me know what you want to do.
I will try and explain it again.
If I right-click the Default folder in the Project window and select Properties the 'Folder download directory' is set to:
If I right-click the project folder that sits within the Default folder and select Properties, the Addresses (URLs) box is set to:
Now as far as I can make out neither of these settings references the other folders that sit in the root of my E hard-drive, but within 'E:\Scrape\' OE creates copies of all the folders. It does it twice so they are nested within each other. If you have an email I could send you an image showing you what it looks like.
So I'm not sure if I am even getting what I need because which of the three scrape folders is actually recieving the correct data?
Is there a setting somewhere that I may have ticked accidentally to make it do this?
I am beginning to think your software is just broken.
Please send me the files set to reproduce such download. I will write you right now to the E-mail address you left in this forum.
Regarding the log - the logic is simple here - once it reaches the limit, it clears the log and starts again.
Like I said to you before, I can't send you the files because it is government work. I could however send you a screenshot of the folder structure that is being created if you feel that would help.
Regarding the Log. That is not what happens on my copy. When mine gets to the end of the limit it simply stops and I can't get it going again. Not without a restart anyway.
Please replace oe.exe file with this one. Run the download, suspend it to file and send me the log file from c:\download\oe.log