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Picking up a partial download after reloading PC


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Hi all, hopefully somebody will know the answer to this question. Recently, I had to reformat my hard drive. I backed up a couple of very large partially downloaded torrents by copying the entire folder created by BitComet. Now I want to pick up where I left off... I've re-downloaded the torrents from the websites where I got them originally and moved the backed up folders back to the download directory. However, this doesn't seem to be working. I can get BitComet to do a hash check, but when it's done it still shows 0% progress, even though it should be at something like 50-75%. Anybody have any idea how to fix this? By the way, I'm using BitComet 1.15 on Windows XP.

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load the torrent via the menu, but don't start it. Now adjust the download directory to point to the location where your partial download resides. This might be a bit tricky, as you need to point to the directory containing the directory you want, but play with it a little and you'll get the hang of it.

Perform the manual hash-check and watch it. If it goes very quickly and ends up back at 0%, this indicates you aren't pointing to the right place, or the partial isn't where you think it is. If it goes fairly slowly and then reverts to showing the correct % downloaded, you've got it and can resume the task.

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