Saving newsgroup binaries in OE problem

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by berksposter, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. berksposter

    berksposter Guest

    Hi, I've just started having trouble saving binaries from newsgroups. I used
    to right click on the pic, click on save and what file to save in and it
    would save it ok.

    Now though it saves some sort of file but it doesnt seem to know what sort
    of file it is, it is fine if i add ".jpg" to the end of the file either
    during saving or after in the folder.

    I'm using XP, and I seem to remember seeing in this newsgroup something
    about this before, was it that the "temp" folder was full and had to be
    deleted or something?

    Can someone tell me how to fix this, and if it is a folder that needs to be
    deleted/emptied, which one?

    And why do Microsoft not fix this?

    berksposter, Sep 26, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  2. berksposter

    Brian H¹© Guest

    berksposter said:
    If someone uses a blank space in a file name everything after the blank space
    gets dropped from the file name.
    Brian H¹©, Sep 26, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  3. berksposter

    Ionizer Guest

    I can't specifically answer your question as I abandoned OE for binaries
    downloads almost from the very start. I'd encourage you to do the same
    thing. I use the freeware binaries newsreader Xnews, which requires no
    install- just put it in a folder somewhere and connect it to your news
    server. It makes it all seem so very easy compared to OE.

    Ionizer, Sep 26, 2003
  4. berksposter

    berksposter Guest

    Thanks for the replies but , I know there is a really simple answer to this
    like emptying/deleting a file somewhere, I just cant remember which, can
    someone help?
    berksposter, Sep 26, 2003
  5. berksposter

    °Mike° Guest

    °Mike°, Sep 26, 2003
  6. berksposter

    berksposter Guest

    I know it's not the best but I like the way in OE i can click on loads of
    messages and they'll all come down.

    I use Xnews but I cant find out how to do a similar thing, I think it is
    something to do with queueing the messages, I queue them up but nothing
    seems to happen. If OE is no good can someone tell me how to do this in
    Xnews please.

    I have read the help page but still cant work it out.....DOH!!

    berksposter, Sep 26, 2003
  7. berksposter

    °Mike° Guest

    No only is it (OE) not the best, it is *the* worst!

    If you are interested in binaries in particular, you should use
    something like Newsbin for binaries, and continue with
    your preferred reader for text groups.

    Short of that, press CTRL+SPACE to queue all articles in Xnews.
    Right click on the articles and you will see the shortcuts.

    °Mike°, Sep 26, 2003
  8. berksposter

    Ionizer Guest

    The help pages aren't overly helpful at all, are they? My smarter younger
    brother told me how to download files with Xnews and made it sound as simple
    as it actually is, no thanks to the help file.

    Load up your binaries newsgroup of choice. Wait for the "Ready" indicator
    in the lower-right panel. Groups with lots of material might take a while
    for all the headers to download- wait for the "ready" indication.

    I'll give an example of downloading a single mp3 file here, but the same
    applies to downloading parts of rar files in the software and movies groups:
    The mp3 files with a complete blue square icon next to them on the left are
    complete files. Find one you want, and have a look at the headings on the
    top there- right next to the song you want to download, click under the "Q"
    column. It just showed a number "1" next to that file, right? Now look at
    the bottom of the screen and click on that block-shaped icon ("DecodeF4.")
    This takes you to your designated download folder, which is within the Xnews
    install folder by default. Click the "Decode" button. You'll see the
    progress bar running along in red in the lower-right pane. Xnews did the
    combining when you went into the newsgroup, and now it's just doing the
    decoding. At some point it'll indicate "1 file decoded." Go to the
    Downloads folder where you've installed Xnews and presto! There's your

    (Now Playing: "I'm In The Mood For Love" - Ray Price; which I downloaded
    while describing this procedure to you.)
    Ionizer, Sep 26, 2003
  9. berksposter

    Brian H¹© Guest

    berksposter said:
    Select the images in X-News and choose Decode instead of Queue.
    Brian H¹©, Sep 26, 2003
  10. berksposter

    berksposter Guest

    Thanks for the instructions, they are a lot easier to follow than the
    helpfile ones !

    berksposter, Sep 26, 2003
  11. berksposter

    berksposter Guest

    OK thanks.
    Thats ok for music files but what about single jpgs which dont need
    decoding, i cant get them except by doubleclicking each one and waiting for
    it to download before i doubleclick the next. They save ok in the xnews
    attachments folder, its just a pain having to wait and click each time.
    How do i queue these and save them, or do they save themselves as in the
    manual method.?
    I think I got it going once with queueing, but it didnt seem to save them,
    or if it did i couldnt find them!!
    berksposter, Sep 26, 2003
  12. berksposter

    Ionizer Guest

    Sorry for interrupting your question to Mike but I hope this helps: The
    instructions I gave you about downloading a single file can be modified for
    your purposes: Click next to the first file you want to download in the "Q"
    column as I previously described. Now hold onto that left-click and drag
    slowly down over all the other files you want. This is how I download a
    full CD of tracks, and how you can download a slew of image files. When
    you've finished dragging your cursor down through the Q column next to any
    number of files, click on that "Decode" button at the bottom. You can put
    an unlimited number of files into the "Q" (cue- get it?) and they'll all
    come rushing in.

    By the way, Ray Price really sucks.

    Ionizer, Sep 27, 2003
  13. berksposter

    Brian H¹© Guest

    berksposter said:
    Choose decode anyway.
    Brian H¹©, Sep 27, 2003
  14. berksposter

    berksposter Guest

    Thanks thats working great, will abandon OE now !
    berksposter, Sep 27, 2003
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.