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Fetch looking for local servers at startup... (4 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by bryanus
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • bryanus Member

    Usually the first time I start up Fetch 5.02 on my G5 running OSX Tiger 10.4.2, I get dialog boxes that indicate Fetch is looking for local servers: one is my network file server and the other is a local user's PowerBook. Unless I have either of these volumes previously mounted, the dialog boxes inquire for log-in names and passwords.

    I have to force-quit Fetch in order to get past the dialog boxes. Launching the program again, I get right to the connection window.

    How can I disable Fecth from looking for these volumes? Neither of them have Fetch shorcuts associated with them either.

    TIA.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    One possibility is that your download folder is set to a folder on one of those local servers (via filesharing). To check that possibility, choose Preferences... from the Fetch menu and click on the Download tab, then set the Download folder to either Ask Every Time or some folder on your computer.

    Another possibility is that one or more of Fetch's settings files (Fetch Prefs, Fetch Shortcuts and Fetch Cache) are actually aliases to files on a server. To check for that, choose "Home" from the Go menu in the Finder, then open the Library folder, then the Preferences folder. Scroll down to the Fetch files, and check whether any of them is an alias. If so, delete the alias and try running Fetch again.

    Please let me know how it goes,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • bryanus Member

    So I checked my download folder and changed it to "Ask every time", then checked the Fecth preferences for each file and none were alias'.

    Since then it hasn't given me the dialog boxes. I've subsequently restarted several times to make sure no volumes were mounted and it's still working.

    For fun, I changed the download folder _back_ to the folder it was originally pointing to, and it _still_ works fine.

    I don't get it, but I'm not complaingin anymore. Thanks for your help.

    I'll report back if it goes wonky on me again.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm glad to hear that fixed the problem.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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