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Doesn't recognize downloaded dump file in file picker #245

NickSto opened this Issue Sep 24, 2018 · 0 comments


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NickSto commented Sep 24, 2018

Hi, I just installed XOWA on Ubuntu, and tried to import a dump file I'd already downloaded. But when I go to choose the file, it doesn't even appear in the file chooser.

However, I was able to paste the path into the text box, and it worked.


I went to Dashboard/Import/Offline, selected the correct wiki (Wikipedia/English), then in the "Where to get the dump" section, I chose "read from file", and clicked the little [...] button to choose the file. In the file chooser, I looked at the directories where I had several different database downloads:

  • enwiki-20180820-pages-articles-multistream.xml.bz2
  • enwiki-20160501-pages-articles.xml.bz2
  • enwiki-20150112-pages-articles.xml.bz2

But none of them appeared.

Then, I pasted the complete path to the 2018 multistream file into the text box next to the [...] button, and hit "Import now", and it started importing.


  • Ubuntu 18.04.1 (64-bit)
    • running GNOME
  • XOWA (64-bit)
  • Oracle Java 1.8.0_181
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