This guide is for users who for some reason has a corrupt download. You will need to download the SF-IOM mod to complete the guide. Download the binaries and unrar them to some location on your hard drive.
- Recover the link for the file
You can find all the ed2k links of current downloads in the downloads.txt file located in eMule's install directory. Remember to choose the right one.
- Recreate the .met file
Use the file link to start the download in the SF-IOM mod. You should start the download paused, since you don't want to actually start downloading the file. This can be done in eMule's preferences. Check which .part.met number it was assigned which can be done by right clicking the file -> Show File Details -> Part.met File. Now exit the SF-IOM mod and delete both the .part.met file and .part of the new download. Rename the old .part file (from the broken download) to the number of the new .part file (the one you just deleted) eg. 001.part. Now restart the SF-IOM mod. It will ask if to recover the download and you answer "Yes". A new .part.met file with no gaps will be created.
- Let the SF-IOM mod start downloading the file
Start downloading the file in the SF-IOM mod. It will do the following things the official can't:
-Ask for a hashset for a gap-less file, and persist, trying client after client, until one agrees to send a valid hashset.
-Upon receiving the hashset, it will rehash the file, and detect which gaps are complete, and which still need to be downloaded. It will only share the confirmed complete chunks after that.
- Continue the download
Completing all of the above steps you should now have saved your broken download. You can now continue the download in either your prefered eMule client or continue using the SF-IOM mod.
Credit goes to SlugFiller and the SF-IOM mod!
This post has been edited by birk: 20 July 2004 - 03:42 PM