Windows Explorer crash when torrent save location has been removed #6205

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b4545 opened this Issue Jan 6, 2017 · 2 comments

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b4545 commented Jan 6, 2017

I had an issue with qBittorrent causing Windows Explorer to crash and reload, followed by the torrent stalling. I'm pretty sure I've figured out the cause.

My save directory for torrents is E:\Torrents. That save directory used to work. However, a while back I did some hard drive changes, and E: was no longer a drive. Without changing the save path in qBittorrent, I was getting the errors I described above.

I brought back the E: drive along with the E:\Torrents folder. Now I am downloading fine.

Can you please add something to check for a valid save directory, so people whose torrents are stalling aren't left scratching their heads? Thanks!

@Chocobo1
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Chocobo1 commented Jan 6, 2017 edited

could you list the steps so I can try reproduce the crash?

@b4545
b4545 commented Jan 6, 2017
  • System specs:
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  • Select a partition that you are able to remove the drive letter from (non-system, E: in this example):
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  • Create a folder in the partition and set it as qBittorrent save path:
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  • Now remove the drive letter from the partition in Disk Management:
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  • Next, choose a magnet file and start downloading. You'll see that it appears to work at first:
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  • But then the app becomes unresponsive for a few seconds, Windows Explorer restarts, and the download stalls:
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  • Finally, to fix the issue, add the drive letter back to the partition and the download will work normally again:
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  • Instead of just having a stalled download, which could be caused by many things, I would expect to see a message about my download folder being invalid.
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