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Open Folder #227513 13/11/10 04:41 AM
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I remember making this request a long time ago but it was never added. I wish there was an Open Folder button on the DCC Get/Send dialog during transfer.

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Re: Open Folder [Re: RoCk] #227514 13/11/10 05:21 AM
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Not sure if I get your suggestion right but there's already a button called open folder when a dcc complete.


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Right. Sorry, I meant for it to always be present.

Re: Open Folder [Re: RoCk] #227517 13/11/10 06:59 AM
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I've seen this idea in other programs, and the biggest fault, imo, with it, is that people sometimes decide that they don't want the download to go to the directory shown and try to move it while the download is in progress. By not having this button it eliminates the option of trying to move a file while it's still downloading from the aspect of that program.

This makes sense to me and I can't think of any reason why being able to open the folder while the download is in progress would be beneficial. If I really wanted to open that directory, I could do so through Windows Explorer (NB: Not Internet Explorer, which is a different program).

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Originally Posted By: RusselB
I've seen this idea in other programs, and the biggest fault, imo, with it, is that people sometimes decide that they don't want the download to go to the directory shown and try to move it while the download is in progress. By not having this button it eliminates the option of trying to move a file while it's still downloading from the aspect of that program.


Nothing wrong with doing this...

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This makes sense to me and I can't think of any reason why being able to open the folder while the download is in progress would be beneficial. If I really wanted to open that directory, I could do so through Windows Explorer (NB: Not Internet Explorer, which is a different program).


Think a little harder... Firefox, Chrome, and Safari all allow you to open the containing folder of a file while in progress. IE is the odd one out.

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Re: Open Folder [Re: MeStinkBAD] #227581 15/11/10 08:38 AM
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Personally I prefer to not have the ability to move files while they are being downloaded, that way I know the full download goes to one location rather than chancing the download being split and missing some of it.

I did say that it was my opinion.

If this is added, I'll probably never use it. Heck, for most of my DCC transfers the transfer dialog is minimized and closes automatically, thus I don't see the buttons at any time now anyways.

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You can't move a file that is being actively written to anyway. You'll just get an error message that says the file is currently in use in another program.

Re: Open Folder [Re: drum] #227610 16/11/10 01:11 AM
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I really don't see why this should not be added.


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Re: Open Folder [Re: drum] #227626 16/11/10 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: drum
You can't move a file that is being actively written to anyway. You'll just get an error message that says the file is currently in use in another program.


Yes you can... though I know this is not possible on a file system such as FAT, it is possible on NTFS, not to mention many other file systems. I've done this many times while downloading on old and modern versions of the MacOS. The reason why this is possible is because once a file is opened for reading or writing, the location specified in the directory tree is irrelevant, since you get a pointer to the file instead.

Take a look at mIRC's file handling commands. You specify a handle name rather than the file's path each time you read and write.

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Re: Open Folder [Re: MeStinkBAD] #227629 16/11/10 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: MeStinkBAD
Yes you can... though I know this is not possible on a file system such as FAT, it is possible on NTFS, not to mention many other file systems. I've done this many times while downloading on old and modern versions of the MacOS. The reason why this is possible is because once a file is opened for reading or writing, the location specified in the directory tree is irrelevant, since you get a pointer to the file instead.

Take a look at mIRC's file handling commands. You specify a handle name rather than the file's path each time you read and write.


It is not possible in Windows. Try downloading a file in Chrome, Firefox, or mIRC (DCC), and try to move the file. It will give you an error message.