LatestVersion: Stable: 0.50a | Beta: 0.50b
 Deutsch English Franšais Hebrew Chinese Traditional Spanish Italian Polish Lithuanian Estonian Danish Swedish Dutch (Netherlands) Portuguese (Brazil) Czech Portuguese - Portuga Russian Catalan Turkish Finnish Romanian Greek Serbian Chinese Simplified 




Get eMule at SourceForge.net. Fast, secure and Free Open Source software downloads


Cuddle eMule
Downloads & Shared Files HelpNAV
> My downloads have vanished from the list
> What does this colored bar in Transfer mean?
> What are the xx / yy (zz) values in the Sources column?
> What does QR mean?
> Why do my Sources show Asked for another file ?
> How to download in alphabetical order
> What does Too many connections mean?
> Can I change a download's name?
> What do the red and green exclamation marks mean?
> How can I add a comment / rating to a file?
> How do I know that a file is a fake?
> My downloads will not complete.
> My downloads are finished but show Erroneous
> My downloads are finished but don't appear in incoming files
> The folder for temporary files is too big. May I delete it?
> How can I delete / unshare files

My downloads have vanished from the list
This may happen after a bad crash or updating to a new version.

A downloads.txt file is created in the eMule directory. It contains each file in the dowloads list as eD2k with its associated .part file. You can either redownload the file by using the link or try to reestablish the broken link between .part and .part.met with tools like MetMedic or DonkeyDoctor.
Check if the correct path to the temporary folder is entered in Preferences -> Directories
Replace the .part.met files in the temporary folder with their .part.met.BAK backups.
Check out the chapter Troubleshooting in the Help.
Top
What does this colored bar in Transfer mean?
The colors show the availability of file parts. Red means that no source for this part is currently available. See this topic for more details.
Top
What are the xx / yy +aa (zz) values in the Sources column?
The values denote the numbers of sources found for a download.
• xx - Number of useful sources
• yy - Total number of sources
• + aa - Number of Asked for another file sources (only shown when Advanced Controls enabled)
• zz - Currently transferring sources
Top
What does QR mean?
QR is short for queue rank and is your position in the other client's queue. Sources with a QR below 20 can be expected to start transferring soon. Credits help to advance in this queue more quickly.
The queue rank is not lost should your IP change or eMule is closed for a short time.
Top
Why do my Sources show Asked for another file?
eMule occupies only one slot in another client's queue. If another user has more than one file you want to download eMule will only queue for one file and when this is finished it switches to the other one. The same source will have the Asked for another file note in the file which cannot be queued. See Source Management for more details.
Top
How to download in alphabetical order
It makes sense to download files belonging together in alphabetical order to use the found sources as efficient as possible. Check that the files are named alphabetical in the way you want them to download (sort after Filename, hit F2 to rename), create a category for them and move the files to this category. In the context menu of the category tick Download in alphabetical order. Advanced Controls have to be turned on for this to work. See Source Management for more details.
Top
What does Too many connections mean?
This source status means that more sources are to be processed than connections can be opened. It usually appears when too many files are added to the transfer list or the Hard Limit is set too high.
Top
Can I change a download's name?
You may change the filename of a download to anything you wish as a download is not recognized by its name but by a unique hash value. Either right-click a download, then chose Details from the menu and use the File Name tab in the dialog that appears, or press the middle mouse button or F2. Make sure you keep the file extension when changing the file name.
Top
What do the red and green exclamation marks mean?
The exclamation marks are an indicator for a comment or rating for this download.
• Green = positive rating
• Red = negative rating
Top
How can I add a comment / rating to a file?
You can add comments and ratings in the Shared Files main tab. Just click the middle mouse button or right click -> Edit File Comments on any shared file.
Please use helpful comments!
Top
How do I know that a file is a fake ?
You can easily recognize fakes by looking at the found filenames. Right click on any download -> Show File Details -> File Name or middle mouse button opens a list of all found file names for a download. If the file names differ a lot or are contradicting it is probably a fake. Search results showing an explorer style + also have different file names found.
Top
My downloads will not complete .
Does a download not complete for a very long time, two things may be responsible:
No complete sources:
If the progress bar shows red parts that never turn blue and all found sources have the same part missing then the file is probably dead and will never finish. The Last seen complete column in the Transfer List shows the date all parts of the file were available.
Corrupted download:
The Log window in the Server main tab displays an entry if a corrupted part has been received. If you always get a corruption for a specific file part all the time it is possible that this download is totally corrupted (rare occurrence).
Top
My downloads are finished but show Erroneous
This error usually appears when the folders for temporary files and incoming files are on different hard disks or partitions. eMule cannot finish the download because there is not enough space free on the incoming disk.
Top
My downloads are finished but don't appear in incoming files
When eMule displays a download as finished but the file does not get moved to the incoming directory you can do this manually. First look at the -> File Details and make sure that the file is really finished by comparing sizes. Also note down the .part file's number and copy the filename to the clipboard. In the Window's Explorer navigate to you temporary folder and move the appropriate file to your incoming folder and rename it to its final filename using the name you copied to the clipboard. Mind the file's extensions. Most of time such files do no longer have a .part.met file associated.
Top

The folder for temporary files is too big. May I delete it?
This folder stores all your not completed downloads. Deleting it means deleting all current downloads! Because of the transfer system used in eMule it may happen that the entire space for the finished download is occupied although only a few kilobytes have been downloaded.
Top

How can I delete / unshare files
eMule shares files as soon as:

a download's part (chunk) has been completed and checked for errors
they are in the folder for Incoming Files or are marked as shared in Preferences -> Directories -> Shared Directories

To remove a share you must move the files out of your incoming or folders marked as shared. In the main windows Shared files you can also delete files by using right mouse button -> Delete .
Sharing current downloads cannot be disabled.

Top

Update on: 2004-08-18 by Monk


Translate this page Last Update: 20.11.2005 1:10
The GUI
The Preferences
FAQ
 
  Installation & Updates
Server, Connection & ID
Settings & Speed
Credits
Downloads & Shared Files
Using eMule
Misc
General Information
Ports, Firewalls & Router
Servers
Features
Troubleshooting
User Made Guides and FAQs
  Beginner's Guide
Network Guide