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If you use Azurueus to download BitTorrent files (from legitimate sources, such as Linux distributions, etc.), you may have this problem.

Possible Symptoms:
  • Files you are downloading may show up in the Torrents window in Azureus - but not on your hard drive. (Not even Spotlight will find them).
  • A large chunk of hard drive space is missing from your system drive.
  • You have Azureus set to download its files to an external hard drive, and that drive wasn't mounted once when Azureus was opened.

  1. Open the terminal window, and cd to your Volumes directory: cd /Volumes/
  2. Look at the volumes you have listed: ls
  3. You will see that you have two hard drives with the same name. One will have a ' 1' at the end of its name. If not, this isn't your problem -- something else is.
  4. Determine which is your real drive and which one is the fake one. I've seen it both ways. The fake drive can either have the ' 1,' or the real one can, regardless of what name shows up in the Finder.
  5. Move the files over to your real drive. Type: mv fakedrive/* realdrive /FromFake/, where fakedrive is the name of your "fake" volume, and realdrive is the name of your real one. This will copy your files into a new folder called FromFake that you will be able to access in the Finder easily.
  6. Patiently wait while the system copies the files. It will be done when you can type in the Terminal window again.
  7. Type rm -r fakedrive on the fake one. Be VERY careful when you rm -r -- you don't want to type the wrong drive, or you will erase all of your files and ruin your day. To help my sanity, I will rename my real drive at the start of this process. Typing mv drive 1 drive yadda yadda can get confusing if you forget which drive is which.
This problem has happened to me several times, and it's happened to a few friends of mine. It took me a long time to figure out what had happened the first time -- hopefully this will help some of you out.
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Safer Way
Authored by: jolinwarren on Feb 16, '06 09:45:56AM
Two things that would make this hint safer/easier:

-In step 5, type: open fakedrive. This will open the folder in the Finder. Now do the copying using the Finder.

-In between step 6 and step 7, eject realdrive. This removes any possibility of deleting the wrong files in step 7!


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Safer Way
Authored by: zbgump on Feb 16, '06 09:52:29AM
(from legitimate sources, such as Linux distributions, etc.)
LOL! What, do you work for the **AA? You don't want "pirates" using your hint?

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Safer Way
Authored by: ryebrye on Feb 17, '06 01:02:57AM

I wont publicly comment on why I may or may not have used Azureus... but this site seems like the kind of site that wants to keep a really long distance away from pirates - so I figured I would oblige.

In all honesty, pirates are really the only ones that will have this problem - because nobody else uses Azureus day in and day out...

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Safer Way
Authored by: osxpounder on Feb 17, '06 04:07:54PM

The perceived overlap of BitTorrent use and piracy might diminish as more uses for it are found. I've noticed a few software vendors offering their patches as .torrent files, and I've read about, but not yet encountered, podcasters who use .torrent files to make their podcasts available.


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Safer Way
Authored by: xSmurf on Feb 18, '06 12:01:17PM

IIRC, didpublish a podcast as a torrent file.

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How bout right from the finder?
Authored by: nickdanger on Feb 16, '06 08:55:16PM

All you need to do is go to the "Go" menu and select Go to Folder (or the keystroke is cmd-shift-g) and type in /Volumes/ and hit ok. It will load the mountpoint, you can tell which is the fake because its a folder and not an alias with a network share icon.

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