Prompt before blowing away the "Files List"

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Prompt before blowing away the "Files List"

Postby playmeforafool » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:18 pm

Is there any way to make Newsbin pause/throw up some kind of warning or something before it just wipes out the "downloaded files database"? I have my downloaded files on an external encrypted drive and if I start Newsbin without having that drive mounted/un-encrypted, Newsbin just throws away my list of downloaded files. Yes, the actual files are still there on the drive, but now I have no list of them in the "Files List" in Newsbin. :-( I've done this accidentally on more than one occasion, and just did it again today -- which is finally what prompted this feature request...
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Re: Prompt before blowing away the "Files List"

Postby Quade » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:46 pm

I know what you're asking for. I'll have to think about it. It would have to be optional too.
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Re: Prompt before blowing away the "Files List"

Postby playmeforafool » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:09 am

After posting this request, I realized that I could create a work-around myself. I created the batch file below and use that to start Newsbin now.

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@ECHO OFF

SET NEWSBINDIR=m:\newsbin

:TRY
IF EXIST %NEWSBINDIR% goto GOOD

:MISSING
CLS
ECHO.
ECHO %NEWSBINDIR% seems to be missing.
ECHO Correct this and then press any key to try starting Newsbin again,
ECHO or press CTRL+C to exit.
ECHO.
PAUSE
GOTO TRY

:GOOD
START "Newsbin" "C:\Program Files\Newsbin\newsbinpro64.exe"

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Re: Prompt before blowing away the "Files List"

Postby Quade » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:33 am

Good idea.
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