Move to "complete" folder only when all (requested) album files are complete

I've failed to find anything this specific in previous requests, so sorry if this has been already requested. Sometimes crashes screw up recently pending downloads. Most of the time, most people around download complete folders/albums and losing the listing usually leaving behind two folders: *One folder with 1 incomplete file (the one that was downloading at the time of the crash) *One folder with several downloaded files (that are complete themselves, but are just a part of the album that was downloading in the first place). --The former are quite easy to track down and remove. But the latter stay in the complete folder littering amongst otherwise perfectly complete albums. Finding the exact same files/album after the crash to continue the existing download is often a titanic quest. My solution: Keep the incomplete album in the "downloading" folder until all of its files (or just the requested ones) are downloaded. Then move the whole thing into "complete". This ensures that only successfully downloaded folders from any user make it to "complete" allowing the user to purge the "downloading" folder in case of a crash or the peer disconnecting/aborting, and start from the top probably downloading from someone else. Again, excuse me if this has already been requested elsewhere. Edited for clarity.
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i was thinking the same

Yeah, it would be useful if only folders which have all the tracks complete would get transferred in the complete folder.

I definitely second this request, everytime I cancel a download I have to delete the partially downloaded album in two different places and that's often a source of confusion.

psynaturecybine's picture

very good point, but most importantly let us choose if we want these folders in first place

I absolutely agree. In any case, don't go imposing that on us - let everyone decide individually. Make it optional, that is to say.

I'd take that for granted, of course!

Could be a toggle in the download section, like the one that automatically removes completed downloads from the list.

Important one, this!

I also would like this option

this would really finish soulseek:) when you want to move only complete downloaded folders to your sorting folder, you allways have to doublecheck in soulseek if all files have been downloaded...

dogbite's picture

Such a good request thats posted 2 years ago. Supporting this one.

Wow, didn't expect this to bump up 2 years later. I've reread it and it seemed like I was drunk or really pissed off. So I've fixed some of it and reworded the title a bit.

If you'd like to see this feature, please keep posting and rating it so it gets bettter visibility.

hysales's picture

I concur!

Gets my vote :)

Well, I like knowing what the state of a file is in my incomplete folders. As it stands, those folders only contain incomplete files, and they are not named something unique to indicate they are incomplete. Under your proposal, there will be a mix of complete and incomplete files in there, with no way to tell which is which. So if the download is abandoned or removed from the queue, as sometimes happens, I am now unsure whether any of the files I have are salvageable. I suppose I can just try to use the files and see what happens, but I'd much rather have some certainty about their actual state of completeness.

Exactly the same happens the other way around. When a download is aborted or abandoned, you are left with a folder in the "complete" dir, which is by no means complete. You need to tread through the downloads and check always if the album has completely finished downloading. Every time. Else you risk assuming something is complete when it isn't.

Your scenario just happens infrequently and you can always check in the client which files you did download. Since you noticed the failed download there in the first place.

Either way, my suggestion was for this behaviour to be a toggle. This way people used to the current behaviour don't feel lost.

Deffinately! I was thinking this same thing. +1

newstarshipsmell's picture

+1, I hate the way it works now.

Yep, Good Idea!