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"preparing to transfer" (7 posts)

  • Started 4 years ago by david
  • Latest reply 1 month ago from HN
  • david Member

    Hi

    Using 5.7

    Trying to upload a folder via Mirror.

    the message at the bottom of the screen states "preparing to transfer..."

    I have restarted Fetch a couple of times, same message.

    Any ideas?

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It will say "Preparing to transfer..." for a while, as it figures out which files will need to be transferred. If you choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu you'll see that Fetch is communicating with the server. I would wait; it will start the actual transfers once it's figured out which files need to be uploaded.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Brian Member

    This is a rather irritating "feature" when trying to download a folder containing a great number of files. It can take a half hour just to "prepare to transfer" before beginning downloading if the number of files is large enough. There needs to be a toggle to turn this feature off.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You can disable this feature by opening Terminal and typing this command:

    defaults write com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch DisplayOverallProgress -bool false

    Fetch will revert to only showing the progress of the current file transfer.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • HN Member

    Hi — I'm looking for some clarification on the above response. Is the overall time shortened by toggling off the message feature?

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The overall time will be shortened a bit by turning off the overall progress feature, yes. By default, Fetch figures out how much there is to be done, and then does it. By turning off that feature, you skip the first step.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • HN Member

    Super — will keep that in mind for the next time I need to transfer a significant number of files.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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