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Can't locate files downloaded with Ares

Postby alimo » Mon May 23, 2011 12:55 pm

I've downloaded some music from ares and I can't locate it anywhere on my computer. It appears in the ares library and then disappears when I restart ares. I've also tried changing the download folder under control panel but when I go to the appropriate folder, there's nothing there. Someone please help!!!!
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Re: Can't locate files downloaded with Ares

Postby HouseCrowd » Tue May 24, 2011 6:35 am

It's a while since I used Ares, but I seem to remember it saved files in one of about 3 different places, depending on version ... Assuming your OS is MS Windows and your system drive is C:, it's usually in a folder called something like 'Shared Files' or 'Ares Downloads', either in C:\ (ie root of C: drive), C:Program Files\Ares or in My Documents.

If you still can't find them, try doing a windows search for all/part of one of the file names.
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Re: Can't locate files downloaded with Ares

Postby zbeast » Tue May 24, 2011 12:00 pm

I bet your running windows 7... windows 7's find feature is broken.

Install Google desktop search or Everything.

http://www.osattack.com/windows-7/searc ... windows-7/

This program will quickly search all your local and network drives and find the files your looking for.

I don't know what the deal is with windows 7 and the new find but gods it slow and and hard to use.
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Re: Can't locate files downloaded with Ares

Postby ejonesss » Tue May 24, 2011 1:37 pm

you should be able to find the storage path in the prefs.

all programs ask you to set a download and even a temp folder.
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Re: Can't locate files downloaded with Ares

Postby Inksaver » Tue May 24, 2011 3:09 pm

zbeast wrote:I bet your running windows 7... windows 7's find feature is broken.


Agreed, but there is a method to get a partially successful search:
1) Start->Search-> For Files or Folders
2) Empty window appears with "To begin, type in the search box"
3) Looking for VirtualPC .VHD (virtual Disc File), so type in .vhd and press Enter
4) Nothing happens
5) Click the "Up one level" button
6) Desktop appears in the window, search field now says "Search Desktop". Also list of drives and network locations appears on the left side of the window
7) Click on "Local Disc (C:)" in list of drives
8) Re-Input .vhd into the search field, as it has forgotten what you were searching for
9) Partial success .vhd files are displayed, along with any filename containing the letters vhd e.g ."x86_vhdmp.inf.etc"
10) give up

This works on Win7 Enterprise, fully updated. Not sure about other versions
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Re: Can't locate files downloaded with Ares

Postby alimo » Tue May 24, 2011 8:59 pm

Found it using google desktop in some obscure place. Thanks :D
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