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Dragged File In Use

Unread postby RealityRipple » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 00:01

Okay, this is probably the most unimportant bug report I've ever filed, but as a fellow programmer, my sense of data cleanliness would be irritated by it.

Basically, if I drag a file from my file manager into the browser and it prompts a "download" dialog and I hit cancel, that file stays in use until I close the browser.

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Re: Dragged File In Use

Unread postby therube » Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 15:09

What type of file?

When I dragged, PM opened the file - regardless of a purposely misnamed file extension.

.mp4, played the movie.
.log, displayed the "text file".
.exe, asked to "save" the file.


In the case of the .mp4, the file handle was held open, temporarily.
(I didn't specifically test the other files.)
As in while the file was playing, I went to my file manager & "deleted" the file.
The file "persisted" in my file manager - until a short time after I had closed the tab that was playing the file (at which time it "vanished").


(Windows) Nirsoft's OpenedFilesView also had no complaints.
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Re: Dragged File In Use

Unread postby RealityRipple » Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 01:29

therube wrote:What type of file?

When I dragged, PM opened the file - regardless of a purposely misnamed file extension.

.mp4, played the movie.
.log, displayed the "text file".
.exe, asked to "save" the file.


In the case of the .mp4, the file handle was held open, temporarily.
(I didn't specifically test the other files.)
As in while the file was playing, I went to my file manager & "deleted" the file.
The file "persisted" in my file manager - until a short time after I had closed the tab that was playing the file (at which time it "vanished").


(Windows) Nirsoft's OpenedFilesView also had no complaints.
MKV. But it's not consistent. Some files trigger it, some don't.

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Re: Dragged File In Use

Unread postby therube » Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 20:06

the browser and it prompts a "download" dialog and I hit cancel, that file stays in use until I close the browser

I'll note that an "aborted" download may "persist" as a ".part" file in %TMP%.

Some people have a habit of "opening" files "directly" from the Internet, rather then saving first, then opening that saved file. Opening "directly" would typically "save" the file into %TMP%, so when opened, is read from %TMP%.

And what does all that mean? Not sure?
But maybe if you, with your file manager dragged a file from %TMP% into the browser window, then "aborted"... ? (Or some other odd scenario like this is playing in to what you have seen.)


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