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TheGrayLebowski
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Duplicate folders being created in destination

Post by TheGrayLebowski » December 23rd, 2018, 10:17 pm

I've been having this problem since I started downloading higher quality files (ie, >10GB), but I'm not sure it's related to that.

I have my temporary download location set to Z/usenet/temp, and my completed set to Z/usenet/completed. However, after the file has completed checking, while it is still in the process of downloading, I am having a folder created in my final post-processing folder for the file with its full name... For instance, Z/ usenet / movies /The Gray Lebowski 1080p Obfuscated. Inside this folder is a gibberish long file name. It is an incomplete version of the final file. Then, upon completion, post-processing happens, and the final file is placed into the folder, creating a duplicate. However, Plex thinks they are both the full file and gets confused.

Hopefully that makes sense. It's not a huge deal to delete the duplicates, but my OCD would love for me to not have to do that.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Duplicate folders being created in destination

Post by safihre » December 24th, 2018, 1:38 am

Direct Unpack is already unpacking the file while you download. Normally it should do a proper rename and not create 2 files, but probably because Plex or other software is locking the file it can't rename it correctly.
Also, is your Z drive a network drive? This also gives issues sometimes, especially on Windows.
You can disable Direct Unpack, if you can disable Folder Rename in Config Switches. And regarding Plex, you could use the Config Specials "nomedia_marker" (see Wiki) to put an ignore file/marker while (direct) unpacking is in progress and is deleted afterwards.

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Re: Duplicate folders being created in destination

Post by TheGrayLebowski » December 24th, 2018, 5:01 pm

Wow. Super helpful. Yes, Z is a Windows mapped network drive.

I'll read up on all of that. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Duplicate folders being created in destination

Post by TheGrayLebowski » December 24th, 2018, 5:15 pm

safihre wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 1:38 am
you could use the Config Specials "nomedia_marker" (see Wiki) to put an ignore file/marker while (direct) unpacking is in progress and is deleted afterwards.
Noob question. But what do I set the "nomedia_marker" value to? Its default is blank. Do I change it to a .nomedia?

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Re: Duplicate folders being created in destination

Post by safihre » December 24th, 2018, 5:19 pm

From a quick Google I think you should put there ".plexignore"
https://support.plex.tv/articles/201375 ... lexignore/

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Re: Duplicate folders being created in destination

Post by TheGrayLebowski » December 24th, 2018, 5:22 pm

Cheers! 🥃

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