GrabIt – Repair it – out the name of the par2 file from the command line

Is your GrabIt newsgroup leecher not unpacking your downloads anymore? Does it flash the following warning at the bottom of the screen:

Repair it - out the name of the par2 file from the command line

If you have this problem, then I have your solution! Check your download folder and see if any foldername ends with “.par2” or “.PAR2” or “.par” or “.PAR” or anything like that. If you found folders ending with “.par2” you should remove that from the folder name, so just rename it and remove the .par2/.PAR2/.par/.PAR from the folder name. It is a folder and not a par file, so it should not have this extension in the folder name.

Note: You should only change the foldername when GrabIt is DONE downloading/extracting, or change a folder name GrabIt is not currently using to download to or extract from. If you do this anyways you will mess things up and I will not take responsibility for it…

When you resolved all folder names to be without .par(2) extensions the repair and extract now functionallity will once again work like it has before!

What GrabIt does is checking all files/folders in the download folder and checks to see if the file/foldername has some kind of .par extension. Because it can’t handle a folder to use as par file you will receive the error message stated above.

Good luck resolving your problems!

Happy downloading!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *