How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain files?

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daigo
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How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain files?

Post by daigo » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:45 pm

I'm downloading a torrent that's 2TB large worth of several hundred files, and I have 'de-selected' or 'un-checked' the files I do not want in the Files listing in Transmission so that the total value of files is worth around 10GB since I do not have enough space to download 2TB. However, Transmission keeps attempting to download the files I unchecked and stops the entire download because it complains about not having enough space. I deleted those files I don't want and have already unchecked in the Transmission program, but it keeps trying to download them and creates giant files even though I have chosen not to download them by unchecking them in the Transmission software...how do I forcibly stop Transmission from downloading and creating unwanted files so it won't halt every 5 seconds complaining of not enough hard drive space?

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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain file

Post by x190 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:57 pm

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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain file

Post by daigo » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:07 pm

The most current stable version of Transmission is a greater version than the one you linked. Should I still revert back to that previous version instead of using the latest current release one?

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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain file

Post by x190 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:44 pm

daigo wrote:The most current stable version of Transmission is a greater version than the one you linked. Should I still revert back to that previous version instead of using the latest current release one?
Yeah, it's not an official build but it does work very well. Your testing and comments would be appreciated.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5428365/Transmi ... chrc1a.zip
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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain file

Post by promo1 » Sun May 20, 2012 3:17 am

I have the same problem - its super annoying as I have to manually delete all the extra files from the download each time although I already unchecked them!
I understand that I may download extra blocks that contain parts of these files, but I am specifically asking Transmission NOT to download the whole file, and it it does, don't save the files!!!

Please help. Using T 2.51 (13280) on Lion.

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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain file

Post by x190 » Sun May 20, 2012 6:50 am

Please see post above yours.
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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain files?

Post by sepesusi » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:45 am

I guess I'd better dig out this post, than start a new thread.

I'm using latest Transmission 2.92 on MacOS Sierra and I have the same problem. So when I've got a multi-file download, deselect all files but one, the file preceding it would be `like` download. "like" means that Transmission allocates space on my SSD for it, but doesn't download the file.

All the bug reports I've found so far date back to 2012-2008, couldn't find any recent ones. Any advice?

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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain files?

Post by x190 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:38 am

Yeah, read the links above and add any comments you may have to https://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/532.
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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain files?

Post by cfpp2p » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:08 pm

x190 wrote:Yeah, read the links above and add any comments you may have to https://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/532.
On trac one can no longer add additional comments and new tickets are not allowed https://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/6168#comment:1 .
cfpp2p wrote:... It seems trac is dead today, new tickets are not allowed and additional comments are not either (at least for me). I suspect the decommissioning has been enacted without any official announcement. ...
John Clay wrote:Closing as Trac is being decommissioned. All new issues should be reported on GitHub? (​https://github.com/transmission/transmission/issues). Existing issues will be migrated at some point.
There has been no migration at this point and no one has posted a corresponding #532 issue on GitHub either.

mike.dld presented a patch for trunk 532-collect-unwanted-blocks-r14572.patch https://trac.transmissionbt.com/timelin ... ate=Update but I have no idea if good testing by anyone had been performed.

The most recent and well tested #532 build for Mac is here https://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/532#comment:221

A current and maintained #532 source is here https://github.com/cfpp2p/transmission

A current and maintained #532 build for Windows https://sourceforge.net/projects/transmissiondaemon/ ( source for Windows https://github.com/cfpp2p/transmission/tree/cygwin )
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Re: How do I stop Transmission from downloading certain files?

Post by sepesusi » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:14 am

Thanks, the #532 for Mac seems to work fine i.e. no unwanted memory allocations

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