Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Mac - Vuze downloads folder replaced by Vuze App shortcut - all files disappeared!
#1
Hey!

I just updated my Vuze to the latest version, and downloaded a file. When the download was completed i went to find it in a desktop folder called 'Vuze' which i had set up as the file destination. However, the folder had seemingly been magically replaced by the Vuze icon, and was instead just a shortcut for the application...

I'm kinda worried, and annoyed. Not only because it's nowhere to be found and the files i had in it aren't showing up in my finder searches... but also because i'm worried that I may have downloaded files that are taking up storage space, but aren't visible anymore. I don't know if this is possible. But the file i downloaded before i noticed the folder had changed was a 1gb tv show file. It said it had downloaded 100% yet i can't find it on my computer for the life of me, and it's not in the trash or anything. 

Can anyone help or share their knowledge/experience to shed some light on this?

Thanks.
Reply
#2
Mac or Windows (or unix)?

Which version of whichever?

If you are a Mac user I might have a solution.
Reply
#3
(06-05-2015, 05:41 PM)So'GaryE' Wrote: Mac or Windows (or unix)?

Which version of whichever?

If you are a Mac user I might have a solution.

 
Sorry, i totally forgot about my post. Still no luck finding any files so far... 

I'm a Mac user and i'd be very interested in hearing any potential solutions!
Reply
#4
Ok great it is a pretty simple thing (once you know about it LOL)

Try right clicking on the Vuze icon on your desktop (or if you have your mouse configured as a one button mouse hold down the control key and click)

in the menu that comes up choose "show package contents".

I am less than certain but you might find your torrent data that way!

It might be that you do not see that menu option at all.  In which case I am not sure what to do . . . the answer might be to poke around in the Terminal.  I can talk you through that as well.

Good Luck!
 

---- Edit

I am playing around with this right now and I am trying to duplicate your problem (and not having any luck LOL).  The vuze shortcut/alias you see . . . is it labeled just Vuze?  or "Vuze alias" or what?

I created a folder named Vuze on my desktop . . . then I created an alias for Vuze (command-option drag and drop) on the desktop and the icon was labeled "Vuze alias"  however, if I trash both of those (the vuze folder and the vuze alias) . . . and then create the alias for Vuze on the desktop it is simple labeled Vuze.

So I am not sure what you are going to find LOL we might have to resort to the Terminal after all.


---- Edit #2

If you do not see the menu item "show package contents" try this:

right click (or control click) on Vuze in the dock . . . choose Options->Show in Finder

then right click (or control click) on the actual application and choose "show package contents" and see if you see your missing files in there.

If that does not work we will have to move on to the terminal.

The good news is that as long as Vuze is not reporting the files as missing we should be able to find them!

Have you tried right clicking (or control clicking) on the torrent in Vuze . . . choosing content->Show in Finder ?????

That should identify the location of the file!  If that does not work then we will definitely have to resort to the Terminal  LOL
Reply
#5
(06-09-2015, 09:34 PM)'GaryE' Wrote: Ok great it is a pretty simple thing (once you know about it LOL)

Try right clicking on the Vuze icon on your desktop (or if you have your mouse configured as a one button mouse hold down the control key and click)

in the menu that comes up choose "show package contents".

I am less than certain but you might find your torrent data that way!

It might be that you do not see that menu option at all.  In which case I am not sure what to do . . . the answer might be to poke around in the Terminal.  I can talk you through that as well.

Good Luck!
 

---- Edit

I am playing around with this right now and I am trying to duplicate your problem (and not having any luck LOL).  The vuze shortcut/alias you see . . . is it labeled just Vuze?  or "Vuze alias" or what?

I created a folder named Vuze on my desktop . . . then I created an alias for Vuze (command-option drag and drop) on the desktop and the icon was labeled "Vuze alias"  however, if I trash both of those (the vuze folder and the vuze alias) . . . and then create the alias for Vuze on the desktop it is simple labeled Vuze.

So I am not sure what you are going to find LOL we might have to resort to the Terminal after all.


---- Edit #2

If you do not see the menu item "show package contents" try this:

right click (or control click) on Vuze in the dock . . . choose Options->Show in Finder

then right click (or control click) on the actual application and choose "show package contents" and see if you see your missing files in there.

If that does not work we will have to move on to the terminal.

The good news is that as long as Vuze is not reporting the files as missing we should be able to find them!

Have you tried right clicking (or control clicking) on the torrent in Vuze . . . choosing content->Show in Finder ?????

That should identify the location of the file!  If that does not work then we will definitely have to resort to the Terminal  LOL

 

Thanks for your help, but still no luck i'm afraid! I tried all your suggestions, and as far as i can tell the desktop shortcut is just that. A 26kb file with no 'packaged contents' to show or anything like that. My vuze folder did have tens of gigabytes of files in... so it's bizarre they'd just get overwritten or deleted without my knowledge. The only way i would have deleted them myself was if i was totally black out drunk.

I wish i had used the 'show file location' option in Vuze, however i used the 'delete file from library option' before even checking the file. Bad torrenting habits, i know... I just saw the file was 100% and assumed it'd be in the Vuze folder like normal, so i deleted it from library... Wish  i hadn't been so hasty now.
Reply
#6
You remember the name of the file correct?

I am going to proceed onwards assuming that you do.

open up the terminal (Macintosh HD->Applications->Utilities->Terminal)

First you have to build the locate database (it is more detailed that the finder find function)

so in the terminal type in the following:

sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb [Return]

let me explain what that does

sudo mean SwitchUserDO

with no additional arguments the su command defaults to switch to the superuser (root user/most privileged user) this is necessary in case the file somehow got put into a location that you could normally not access.

So sudo switches to the super user and executes the next command as a the super user

/usr/libexec is the direct pathname to the locate.updatedb command

locate.updatedb updates the locate database with all of the files stored on your computer.  So you are just explicitly providing the full path to the command you want to run.

now that is usually run automatically by the system but there is no harm in running the command manually to be certain.  I know in earlier versions of OS X you had to do it manually . . . and I think it depends what you original version of OS X is weather it is run automatically every day or every week or whatever.

[Return] means hit the [Return] key (or Enter key)

after you type in that command your computer will ask you to type in your password . . . type it in . . . and press return/enter

Then go grab a cup of coffee or whatever . . . depending upon the size of your HD and how full it is . . . this could take as long as roughly 20 - 30 mintues

Do not panic if it takes longer just let it run.

Once it is done you will use the locate command to find the file

let us say the file name is . . . I do not know
I.Dream.Of.Jeannie.S03.E16.wmv

so you would type in:

locate I.Dream.Of.Jeannie.S03.E16.wmv [Return]

locate will then show you the path to all of the files on your computer with that file name.

If you can not remember the full name of the file you would do this differently

let us say the only part of the file name you can remember is . . .
Bang

you would then type in:

locate Bang | less [Return]

locate Bang will return every instance of a file which contains the word Bang

| less  means:

| = pipe
less = a pagination program so that if the output runs off the end of the page . . . it will pause and wait for you to press the space bar before it shows you the next page  . . . and so on until you have seen all of the matches

So that mean run the locate function looking for 'Bang" and pipe the output into a pagination program.

If that does not find the file you are looking for . . . you are probably out of luck.  But if you downloaded the file after you upgraded the file should be on your computer somewhere . . . and that should find it!

Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [RFE] Detect (and sanitize) files that are too long detelosk 0 358 05-14-2017, 11:14 AM
Last Post: detelosk
  Message box file "cannot be found" on Mac sakjvpouw 0 238 04-19-2017, 06:46 AM
Last Post: sakjvpouw



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)