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SD-6

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File xyz is locked by other programm
« on: September 26, 2008, 03:05:15 PM »
Hi,

i'm getting this error, when i try to download a single 4 Gb big File. The download is complete but the decoding won't start.

I searched through the forum and tried the solution to exclude the altbinz folder in my Anti Virus Programm. I did that but it didn't work. I'm still getting this locked error in the Log.

Is there any solution for this problem? Thx!

I'm using the latest version.

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 03:23:33 PM »
ok first of all read this: https://www.altbinz.net/wiki/Problem_Solving#My_files_are_stuck_with_status_.22decoding.22._What_can_i_do.3F

if i understand you correct it is a single file with ~4GB size?

if your HDD is FAT32 formated, maximum files size is 4GB. alt.binz can't create the file if it is bigger. you can try changing the download path to a HDD which is formated in NTFS

Also it would be nice to have the exact message from the log (you can change the filename of course)

SD-6

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 05:09:19 PM »
Hi,

i have NTFS Filesystem so this can't be the problem

I'm getting this message in the log:

[27.09.2008 17:08:50] [Dec] File C:\temp\43cc58166f8c5c853f954b46dd9b7652\part.1 is locked by another program!
[27.09.2008 17:08:50] [Dec] Retrying in 5 seconds

All other downloads are working perfect. Only this big 4,3GB File is not.


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« Last Edit: September 27, 2008, 05:11:50 PM by SD-6 »

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 05:44:28 PM »
maybe your anti virus or firewall or some other program is accesing that files so alt.binz can't modiefy it.

have you tried restarting alt.binz and/or your computer?

SD-6

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 06:09:43 PM »
yes i tried that. as i sad it's only on that file.

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008, 01:01:32 AM »
Well, this is a mystery.  In any case, why not try this unlocking tool (I use it quite a bit):

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

Alt.Binz sometimes has a habit of holding on to unrared files, so you can't move/delete them in Explorer without restarting/using Unlocker, but that's not your problem, so who knows ...
« Last Edit: September 28, 2008, 01:03:14 AM by Hecks »

SD-6

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 11:47:10 AM »
Hi,

i tried the Unlocker but the tools says that nothing is locked

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 04:29:09 PM »
If you know all of the temp parts have been downloaded and are stored waiting to decode, but A/B can't decode them for whatever reason, then use a stand alone decoder.  The best one I've ever used is called UUD32win by Mark Spankus.  It's freeware available from:

http://www.marks-lab.com/

Just drag/drop your temp files onto it, let it assemble the pices, and then hit the "Extract" button.

Cheers,
The REAL Joe

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 03:33:21 PM »
Hi,
Did you fix your problem? (in case of Yes, how?)
Cheers,

streg

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008, 02:00:18 PM »
I had a similar problem. I have downloaded one big 4.5GB iso-file. It is just an iso file, no rar's included.

AB = 0.25.0, OS-filesystem=NTFS on WinXP.

After downloading AB just wrote Decoding but nothing happend at all. I did try to exclude the AB's temp-path in my McAfee Antivirus but that did not change anything.

In AB's temp folder was 12192 small files (4.5GB total).

In the log was this message:
[09-11-2008 11:53:43] [Dec] File C:\Programmer\AltBinz\temp\\357d4969b240d5dfed0b014eeb8b9af3\part.1 is locked by another program!
[09-11-2008 11:53:43] [Dec] Retrying in 5 seconds

Note the double \ in the path, this looks strange to me.

I tried various tell-me-who-locked-this-file applications but all of them said the file was not locked. I could also move the entire temp-folder without problem, so I dont think the file actually was locked.

Rebooting and/or changing download-path and downloading the file again to g:\temp did not change anything.

I tried the UUD32 application, dropping all the small tempfiles into UUD32, and that helped  :)  Now I could extract the iso file from UUD32.

UUD32 did the trick, so I am happy.
I just dont know why AB couldn't do it itself :(

/streg


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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2008, 11:04:48 PM »
Really too bad you need a 3rd party program to decode files downloaded with Alt.Binz if file is above 4GB.
Other than that its a good freeware program.

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2008, 12:21:53 AM »
Abz usually decodes >4Gb files perfectly fine. Shit happens.
Don't spread FUD, k thx.

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Re: File xyz is locked by other programm
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 06:51:09 PM »
Fixed