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Multi-part RAR archive extraction creates hidden files?

Postby whatUwant » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:54 pm

Hi,
I just started using Keka today.
When I tried to extract multi-part RAR archives on my external hard drive (NTFS file system, Paragon NTFS installed), it took too long so I canceled the extraction. I did not find any newly created files there.
A few minutes later I rebooted to Windows 7 via Bootcamp. In the very same directory, I found a folder named ._(something) and it included some of the files extracted from the RAR archives which I tried to extract in the first place.
Are these temporary files? Are they supposed to be removed when the extraction is canceled or finished?
OS X version: 10.9 Mavericks
Keka version: 1.0.4

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Re: Multi-part RAR archive extraction creates hidden files?

Postby aone » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:01 pm

Keka uses temporary folders indeed, but not whit a ._X prefix, it's .Keka-X, and they are automatically removed if the operation is cancelled or fails. The OS X system creates those ._X files.

The extraction went wrong?
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Re: Multi-part RAR archive extraction creates hidden files?

Postby whatUwant » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:34 pm

Thank you for your assistance.
The extraction took very long and I was not patient enough to wait. So I just cancelled it.
The multi-part archives turned out to be corrupted. Checksums did not match. I have a suspicion that it was caused by Paragon NTFS.
Maybe the file corruption led to the unexpected long extraction of archives. I'm not able to reproduce it because the files have been deleted.

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Re: Multi-part RAR archive extraction creates hidden files?

Postby aone » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:38 pm

Next time use HFS+, much better than NTFS :D . Just joking.

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Re: Multi-part RAR archive extraction creates hidden files?

Postby hnoor » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:54 am

In the very same directory, I found a folder named ._(something) and it included some of the files extracted from the RAR archives which I tried to extract in the first place.


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== www.chess-rivals.com ==
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Re: Multi-part RAR archive extraction creates hidden files?

Postby aone » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:06 am

If it's ._Keka-XXX, where XXX is a long string, it's a temporary folder of Keka for a extraction that probably failed. I'm developing an improved handling of this behavior.

Obviously you can delete this folder :)
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