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If there are still downloading files (ones that will need extra 2 week or unknown time because they are rare files) but need to use a new hard drive because no space is left in hard drive, then is there a way to use new hard drive while keeping existing downloads ongoing?

That's because if we change the folder in eMule from G: to H:, then all existing downloads will disappear too...

Update: I can move the completed files over to the new hard drive... but it is going to be a never ending task... (old hard drive gets full... move some... and repeat)

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You can move all folders (including having more than one tmp folder) by setting them in the directories panel of the preferences.

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are you sure you can have multiple tmp folders? (if I change c:\emule\tmp to j:\emule\tmp, then the old one will no longer be in effect, i think) – the searcher Mar 1 '11 at 6:48
IIRC a list of tmp files is made of folders separated with "|" (pipe signs). Click on the "+" sign to add your temp folders through the GUI, otherwise just type them one after the other. – Alain Pannetier Mar 1 '11 at 6:50
no kidding there really can be: but what about multiple incoming directories... – the searcher Mar 1 '11 at 6:56
Not that I know of. Sorry :-( – Alain Pannetier Mar 1 '11 at 6:57
maybe there is no multiple incoming directories...? but there can multiple instances of eMule running: so they can have different incoming and tmp folders... – the searcher Mar 1 '11 at 6:59

You could simply copy the subfolders of the emule directory to another place. In one of them there are the files emule is downloading (If you are using the default settings). You could look the up the path in the emule settings. I think the directory is ../emule/temp but I'm not sure. You could even simply move the one directory and change the path in the emule settings.

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but... will emule be able to remember the downloaded status of those incomplete files, i wonder? maybe the *.met files are for that purpose I wonder... (2) what if the tmp folder is 28GB... still takes a long time to copy over... – the searcher Mar 1 '11 at 6:51
Yeah, the .met are the ones you are looking for. Emule will remember. I have moved them around quite a lot with my emule (Insufficient disk space). It will remember the status. If the .temp folder is 28GB you should have some coffee or tee at hand g Take a look at this post. There they are discussing the theme, too: – Darokthar Mar 1 '11 at 7:58

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