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failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by ederick » May 11th, 2018, 5:37 am

I have just downloaded the latest Mc OSX version of SABnzbd, and opened the DMG file and installed the application in the Application folder. When I double click it, it appears to try to open but fails. Appreciate help as I am a newbie.

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by safihre » May 11th, 2018, 7:34 am


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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by ederick » May 11th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Thank you safihre, it now opens but is asking for a username and password to log in, which I don't have!!

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by ederick » May 11th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Because I didn't have a password I quit the application and then tried to re-open it and it won't open!!

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by ederick » May 12th, 2018, 12:04 am

The trouble with getting old is your memory is not as good as it should be. Worrying about this problem I found a note I had written in July 2014 where I did for a short period use sabnzbd. I assume I had a password and username but now no record. Is there anyway to recover my old information. Since I have also had several email addresses perhaps that will complicate matters. Sorry to be such an ass. I trade on your goodwill.

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by safihre » May 12th, 2018, 3:10 am

Do you have the little arrow icon in the top menu-bar of OSX after starting SABnzbd?
There you can click on it and go to the option:
Troubleshoot > Restart without login.

Now SABnzbd will restart and the username/password will be disabled.

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by ederick » May 12th, 2018, 4:57 am

Thank you, Yes I do have an arrow, and I did as you suggested and while in sabnzbd I went to configure and put in a new username and password and saved it. And it has reopened. I have been to and purchased an Astraweb allocation for downloading a movie, but I don't know how to link sabnzbd or what to do from this point on and am a bit apprehensive to close sabnzbd

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by safihre » May 12th, 2018, 8:20 am

Since you run it locally, you don't need a username and password really. Since no one can access it but you on your pc.

Just downloading a movie isn't that easy, usually you need an indexer website that has the NZBs that can be downloaded using Sab. Or use a website like binsearch, but it's not as reliable like a website as NZBgeek for example (there are many!).

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by ederick » May 12th, 2018, 2:59 pm

Thank you for your help.

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by bvmarle » June 28th, 2018, 6:38 am

I have the same problem that SABnzbd requires a login and password. First I deinstalled SABnzbd in the hope that at (Re) installation it would give me the opportunity to set an username and password which did not work. Then I ried to follow the advice on the forum to set the username and password in the SABnzbd.ini file at "". But I cannot fins the SABnzbd.ini file. I have Windows 10 and SABnzbd is installed in C:\Programfiles\SABnzbd

Where would that ini file be hidden?

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by sander » June 28th, 2018, 9:09 am

Hoi Boenk,

https://sabnzbd.org/wiki/advanced/directory-setup wil tell you:

Vista/Win7/Win10:

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%userprofile%\AppData\Local\sabnzbd\sabnzbd.ini
But ... on Windows ... I believe you can richt click on the SAB icon in the lower bar, and then say "start without password" ...
I have no Windows, so I can't test for you.

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Re: failure to launch SABnzbd application

Post by bvmarle » June 29th, 2018, 9:07 am

Hi

thanks for the advice. I had already found that page but could not find the SABnzbd.ini file. However I discovered that it was a hidden file. I allowed the hidden file's to be shown and found the file. Problem solved
Thanks Boenk

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