download_dir cannot be changed - Windows 10

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Re: download_dir cannot be changed - Windows 10

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I had this same exact issue. I just downloaded the newest stable SAB windows installer version , but not sure if the issue was happening before the new version.

If it matters, I am on Windows 7 still.

I have always had the below directories, but now the #1 is showing as C:\Users\LLL\Downloads\incomplete (C:\Users\LLL is the Default Base Folder), and when i trying to change the "Incomplete" folder, SAB does not even show the "ProgramData" folder (same for Finished and Completed folder option), even though C:\ProgramData does exist on my PC. The temp folder always defaults to Downloads\incomplete. Does it matter that SAB shows it as Downloads\incomplete and not C:\Downloads\incomplete ?

And if I try to manually override it, it gives me "Error: Path length should be below 60."

1) C:\ProgramData\NzbDrone\Downloads\1) Temp DLs (Incomplete)
2) C:\ProgramData\NzbDrone\Downloads\2) Finished DLs (Watched )
3) C:\ProgramData\NzbDrone\Downloads\3) Completed

Is there no way to change the Default Base Folder?


thank you

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Re: download_dir cannot be changed - Windows 10

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No you can't really change it easily.
ProgramData is a hidden folder, so that's why it doesn't show it.
Bit strange about the path length, but that part isn't new really. Could you try a tiny bit shorter names?
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Re: download_dir cannot be changed - Windows 10

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Ok, thank you. Was the ProgramData folder recently hidden? I've used that folder for years.

At least the folder path change is painless

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Re: download_dir cannot be changed - Windows 10

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It might be a change in Windows, we just ask the OS to list us the directories.
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Re: download_dir cannot be changed - Windows 10

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I found a bug in the code that does this check. It will now also show you an error in the interface when it does a modification.
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Re: download_dir cannot be changed - Windows 10

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Thank you so much again!

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