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There's a .rar file missing from the set from Usenet on VM2.06 -- is there anyone out there who can hold my hand through fixing this? I am dying to see this show, and the torrent is molasses. Will do favors for assistance. I have QuickPAR, WinRAR, and the XvID codec installed (I think that's all I need, but who the heck knows.). I have all of the rar's that were available downloaded, but 04 is missing (was part 12 on USENET). I also grabbed all of the PAR files. I attempted to use QuickPAR to recover the file, but I'm obviously not doing something right, because even after QuickPAR does its thing and tells me all is well, the WinRAR file says there's a missing volume and file is corrupt. Sigh.

It's fixed!

Anybody?

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jerrymcl89
Nov. 10th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
Did QuickPAR actually say it was okay, or did it say it could be repaired ? I download stuff all the time, and I don't think I've come across a case where a file could not be extracted after the PAR said it was fine.
chrisjournal
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
Nods. It had the green bar flashing "no repair required." I'm pretty sure I'm not doing things right, but haven't got a clue where I'm going wrong.

Here's what I did:

1. Downloaded the .rar and .par2 files from EasyNews -- I could see then that file 04 was missing, which is why I grabbed the pars.

2. Opened up the .zip from easynews and extracted to a VM206 folder.

3. Attempted to run, got the missing file error from WinRAR

4. Googled a bit, downloaded QuickPAR, installed, then added all of the extracted files from VM206 folder into QuickPAR. Clicked "Create".

5. Stuff happened in QuickPAR, as it shuffled through all of the files doing stuff. Eventually, it finished doing its thing, and it was green on "no repair required".

6. I went to the VM206 folder (there are new PAR2 files in it) and tried running the RAR again by double-clicking the first .rar file. Same error as before all the PAR stuff.

I'll bet I'm missing multiple steps in this process -- this is the first time I've had to do anything other than download and run the auto file from EasyNews.
chrisjournal
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
Ha! I ran it *again* -- same results, except this time the rar runs!
jerrymcl89
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
Ah. Good to hear. :)
jerrymcl89
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
The QuickPAR process should have created the missing file. Did it put it in the same directory as all the other files ?
mommanerd
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
I've got it on DVR. If I can figure out how to download it to my computer, I can burn you a disk.
chrisjournal
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
There is soooo no way I'm waiting for a disk to get here. The torrent will finish in a few more hours, but I really really want to figure out how to use EasyNews correctly. It's sooooooo much faster than torrents. Soon, I will have a DVR and this will be a non issue ;-)
chrisjournal
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
And I am *so* rude! I really appreciate the offer, my dear. Thank you. In another universe, with less coffee and general hypedness, I would gratefully accept.
elz
Nov. 10th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Isn't Easynews the best thing ever? If it ever goes away, I will cry and cry and cry.
chrisjournal
Nov. 10th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh god, is there a threat of it going away? Usenet's been around forever'n'ever...surely it's not in danger now? Heck, it used to be all that was on the internet of entertainment value!
elz
Nov. 10th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, not specifically, no. Although I tend to assume that Usenet only stays under the radar of the MPAA et al. because it's too complicated to attract truly large-scale numbers of downloaders. I have no idea what kind of legal standing Easynews has as far as protection from litigation is concerned, but I worry from time to time.
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