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Why 'prozilla' is trying to resume files which have been removed from the computer?

asked 2016-04-20 23:28:33 -0500

rajiv gravatar image

Yesterday i was trying to download the iso image of fedora 23 by using prozilla. But due to power failure i had to stop the download process. Now today i started my computer and then remove that partially downloaded fedora23 iso image. After that when i am trying to download that same iso image prozilla tells me that the file you are trying to download is already exists, weather you would like to resume it or overwright it. Ane when i press R to resume ,prozilla resume the download from where it left yesterday. So how is it posiible that a partially downloade file resumes by prozilla. I have deleted the partially downloaded file even from the trash.

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answered 2016-04-21 08:30:16 -0500

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Most likely prozilla just holds the metada for the file (how much was downloaded before) and simply resumes writing to the same file without checking if it is of correct size. It is also possible that file you deleted was just a placeholder (0bytes) and the data was temporarily saved to some other file (that is the way Mozilla does it) and when it's done, it will just replace the dummy file with correct one.

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