Trash bypassed when deleting torrents

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andres
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Trash bypassed when deleting torrents

Postby andres » Sun May 03, 2015 6:55 am

Hello

I would like to add a suggestion for deleting files. When deleting, i would prefer to find the files in the Trash in case there's something i would like to recover or accidentally deleting data. My case was like this:

I selected around 40 downloads and "Move data files" to a different drive. That went fine, and the files were promptly moved to the external drive. Then, while distracted i chose "Remove selected data" instead of "Remove selected torrents". I realized the error and looked into the trash for finding the files. No trace of them and now I have to run a data recovery on a 2TB drive to search for 5 files i need. Bleak chances of recovering them.

Please use the usual "Trash" mechanism for file deletion. It would make life easier for many i believe.


Another suggestion would be an ability to archive the torrent file along the associated files, maybe a checkbox in the "Move Data files to…"

Thanks for your work on the greatest Mac client.

Transmission 2.84 on Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11Gg3b)

x190
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Re: Trash bypassed when deleting torrents

Postby x190 » Sun May 03, 2015 1:52 pm

I would like to add a suggestion for deleting files. When deleting, i would prefer to find the files in the Trash

That's what happens with an internal drive and the Mac Client. When moving data to an external drive, it's a copy operation and you have to move the original files to the Trash yourself.

Deletion from an external drive:

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?s ... 2072311965

/Volumes/"my_external_disk"/.Trashes/

This is a hidden folder so use shift-command-G to view contents or ls -a in Terminal.app to list contents.

More Info:

http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials ... --mac-4007

http://www.cnet.com/news/trash-problems ... -reset-it/
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andres
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Re: Trash bypassed when deleting torrents

Postby andres » Mon May 04, 2015 5:55 am

Fortunately the issue solved itself after a reboot, when magically the Trash was full again and there were my files. I think there was a case of the filesystem not updating or something related. Anyhow, I am happy that I found the files thought to be lost forever.

I had no trouble moving the torrent-ed file from internal to external drive via transmission, the problem appeared when I wanted to accidentally "Remove Data File".

Thanks again


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