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solution for interruptions (4 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by mada
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • mada Member

    if a download is interrupted, is there a way that fetch can pick up where it left off, instead of starting over from scratch?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Yes, Fetch has features that can help you with this problem.

    If you are downloading a single large file and the download is interrupted, you can use the Resume Download feature, which will start downloading where the file left off. You can read more information about Resume download in the Resuming an interrupted download topic in Fetch Help (or just click the link here).

    However, Resume Download only works for a single file. If you are downloading a lot of files and the download is interrupted and you don't want to download again the files that have already been successfully downloaded, you should look into Fetch's Mirror feature.

    Fetch's Mirror feature lets you associate the folder on your server (the one with the files you're trying to download) with a folder on your Macintosh that you want to download them to. Once you've done that, you can tell Fetch to mirror the contents of the server folder to the Mac folder.

    What this means is that Fetch will compare the contents of the server and Mac folders, and only download the new or changed files. So, files that have already been downloaded successfully won't be downloaded again. If your first attempt to Mirror the folder stops in the middle, you can tell Fetch to do Mirror again, and the next attempt will pick up where the last one left off, instead of starting from the beginning again. Hopefully after a few Mirror attempts, all your files will be downloaded.

    See the Mirror window help topic for more information about mirroring. You might also want to look at the Mirroring a local folder to a remote folder help topic. While it describes how to set up mirroring for uploading from a Mac folder to a server folder (instead of downloading), all you need to do is reverse the direction of the Mirror to download instead. Most of the instructions still apply.

    Please let us know if you have further questions or run into problems.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • mada Member

    awesome, thank you Scott!

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You're welcome!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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