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Old 01-06-02, 10:50 PM
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I'm trying to downlaod a multi-message file that has two different section numbers. Example [01/57] - *****.P01 (20/67)

THen I try to decode the binary files and it says it can only find 1 of 57 sections that I requested. I'm using Free Agent under winXP.
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From looking at it, I think you were downloading a file 1 of 57. Each file was broken up to 67 parts. So, probably just a coincidence that only 57 parts were found.

You might try a different news reader for doing such big files, I use NewsShark. This will combine all parts of a file when you get the headers, so you see one listing for a file, even though it may be in 200 seperate parts.
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I think what happened was that someone posted a huge file that was broken into 57 parts. Someone else re-posted that file except they broke each part into 67 further parts. Sometimes they do that deliberately and sometimes they do it by accident because they're idiots. Anyway, you've so far managed to reassemble part 1 of the original 57 part posting.

Part 2 should look something like:

Example [02/57] - *****.P01 (20/67)

I'm not sure about Free Agent, but Agent has a function in the menu that will allow you to join all those files together.
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Originally posted by UWSarge
From looking at it, I think you were downloading a file 1 of 57. Each file was broken up to 67 parts. So, probably just a coincidence that only 57 parts were found.

You might try a different news reader for doing such big files, I use NewsShark. This will combine all parts of a file when you get the headers, so you see one listing for a file, even though it may be in 200 seperate parts.
I can see all the sections/headers. I just think the numbering has confused my reader.
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I have been manually selecting the 67 parts with control-left click and the using the manually decode option. Seems to be working though it is not as easy as when Agent finds all the parts automatically.
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Now I am frustrated by missing parts. Should I go ahead and decode the file although parts are missing? Will I be able to add the missing to the file as a whole at a later date? And what's .PAR? Is there a FAQ for this stuff? Arrggggg!!
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.PAR files are something new that have been poping up in the newsgroups. What it's for is if you are missing one of the files in a series. For each .PAR (seen as .p00, .p01, etc) you can recreate a missing RAR file. This is meant to curb excessive reposts. So, if someone is missing 3 files, you only need the 3 .PAR files to recreate them. (not only the 3 PAR's but also all the RAR's that you could get and were complete)

Go here:

http://www.disc-chord.com/smartpar/info.html

for info on .par's and how to recreate missing files.
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get rid of free agent.. and get yourself a trial copy of agent 1.8
much easier to work with binary attachments
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Adding onto what Sarge helpfully explained about the PAR files, there is a program (.exe file) that you need to utilize the PAR files. It's called "mirror.exe".

Good luck, and stop downloading pr0n

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