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how do I queue downloads (16 posts)

  • Started 4 years ago by piff aroni
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • piff aroni Member

    I am in an ftp that has hundreds of folders and files, I need to download not a couple of folders. is there a way I can choose the files I want, put them in a queue. how do I do this as fetch doesnt let me have a queue

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    That's correct, Fetch doesn't have a download queue, sorry.

    If you don't want to download all the files that are in a folder, you can select the ones you want to download by Command-clicking on each one that you want, and then clicking the Get button in Fetch. The ones that you have not selected won't be downloaded.

    Or, if there are just a few you don't want, you can select everything, and then Command-click to deselect the ones you don't want to download.

    I hope this helps, please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • piff aroni Member

    after I have done this, how do I see whats transferring?

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The status pane below the file list will show you the name of the file that Fetch is currently transferring.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • piff aroni Member

    so there is no way of visually confirming the files I chosen have even been put on the list?

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    After you select a set of files and folders as I described as above, you can visually inspect which files are selected files before clicking the Get button to make sure it's correct; and Fetch will download all the files you had selected.

    But there is no separate window showing the list of files Fetch is downloading, and which ones it has already downloaded. (Although you can look at the folder on your Macintosh that you are downloading them to, and see which ones have already been downloaded.)

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • altavek Member

    Fetch really should have some sort of queue or activity log type of window. As the poster mentioned above, when transferring lots of files to different places, the last thing you want to do after is go back through everything again just to see if it transferred as opposed to just looking at a log or queue list and seeing that it did. Please consider, highly, adding this feature. I know I would be inclined to use Fetch as my standard FTP app if that was added. Right now, I don’t.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks, altavek, for that feedback.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Johnny McJenkins Member

    Hi, Im considering switching for CyberDuck to Fetch. However, is there no pause feature for a file that is currently being downloaded? I've just started to download a 12 gig file and it hogging my bandwidth and would like to pause it.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    There isn't a pause feature, but you can click the stop button, and later choose Resume Download from the Remote menu (or double-click the partially-downloaded file) to resume the download.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Johnny McJenkins Member

    Ah that works well enough then. 1 more question. is it only possible to download one file at a time?

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Each Fetch window downloads one file at a time. To download multiple files simultaneously you'd need to have transfers going in multiple windows.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Johnny McJenkins Member

    I see. good deal. It would be cool if the downloads went to an actual Download window. For example, in Firefox, you have an actual download pane where your current downloads and their progress could be viewed. Also there is pause functionality built into that window as well. Just a suggestion. Thanks.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • dcabs Member

    So, anyone knows if Fetch has a queue function already? I have to download and upload several files at once from different servers, a queue function would be immensely helpful.

    A quick note to the poster who mentioned switching from Cyberduck to Fetch (I know the post is old, but still worth mentioning this).

    I moved away from Cyberduck, because it corrupted all Quicktime files I transferred, not sure if it did on upload or download, even after I zipped them, I found a thread on the internet about that, so I switched to Fetch a few years ago and never have had that problem.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    You can open multiple windows, and download files from different servers at the same time, but there's no formal queue feature.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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