#11647 closed Bug report (fixed)

Target fil already exists - apparently clutter in the queue?

Reported by: Kim Andreasen Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: target file already exist download Cc:
Component version: FZ 3.34.0 Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: 10

Description

When I download a folder containing thousands of files and sub-folders I receive a lot of "Target file already exists" pop-ups. I am downloading into an empty folder, so apparently FZ is trying to download the same file twice. I can see from the timestamp of the "already existing" file that it has just been downloaded, but now the file apparently is being downloaded again.
I have also observed, that the file that is to be overwritten is smaller than the source file, i.e. the file wasn't transferred fully, but I did not receive any error messages. What is going on? I am really worried if I can trust that everything has been downloaded correctly.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by Kim Andreasen

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I found the reason for the confusion that I experienced: One of the folders that I downloaded was actually a shortcut to another folder. Instead of downloading the shortcut file itself, FZ downloaded the entire target folder - again, which caused it to step onto its own feet...
After I excluded the shortcut from the download it seems to work well again.

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