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I have looked through the problems and solutions in the various FAQ's and haven't found either: a)The same problem, or B) The same problem, but the solution is no help. I can have 2 or 3 torrents downloading and either have to restart, or the local power glitches (the curse of us here in FL in the summer), and all torrents go away. One of the solutions was to restart from the torrent archive (except they were not there). I have had this problem with the last 2 or 3 versions, and once got so frustrated, I blew Bit Comet away for about 6 months, however Bit Comet is quick and accurate and I hate to lose it. Any solutions??

Intel Pentium 4, 3.0 Ghz, dual; 4 Gb RAM; Vista Home Premium/SP1 (bah!); Bit Comet 1.14.



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BitComet stores its list of tasks in the file, "downloads.xml", in the program directory.

If told to do so in the preferences/options/whatever, then BitComet loads that file and re-starts the tasks in it when it is restarted for any reason.

If that option is disabled, then tasks must be reloaded by hand as you are doing.

If BitComet cannot write "downloads.xml" for any reason including permission problems, then it won't be able to read it later.

If BitComet cannot read "downloads.xml" for any reason including permission problems, then it isn't able to restart the tasks.

I recommend that you creaate a directory such as "C:\Downloads\Torrents" and download all your .torrent files to that directory, so you can find them if you need them again. When you have finished seeding, move the .torrent to "C:\Downloads\Torrents\Finished" to get it out of the way, if you like. .torrent files themselves are small and don't take up much space.

After you are absolutely certain that you will never need that .torrent file again (it's so much fun to try to find a vaguely-remembered torrent somewhere on the web again, meanwhile kicking yourself for deleting it), then you can erase them. You can make that part of your monthly maintenance. (You know, running CHKDSK, defragging, running a full virus scan, Spybot S&D, Adaware and Malwarebytes once a month. You already do that, right?)

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