The New Microsoft File Transfer Manager is a Pain in the A**!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bill Marriott, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. I am sure any potential kinks in the new FTM are exacerbated by the
    exceptional hammering the servers are experiencing downloading Vista. As I
    watch my transfer rate crawl to 35KB/sec or sometimes stop altogether, I
    can't help but wonder if a BitTorrent-style approach from Microsoft might
    have been a nifty inclusion for releases like this.
     
    Bill Marriott, Feb 23, 2006
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    Kevin Panzke Guest

    Dear Microsoft,

    The New Microsoft File Transfer Manager is a Pain in the A**!

    Sincerely,

    Kevin John Panzke (MSDN Subscriber)
     
    Kevin Panzke, Feb 24, 2006
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  3. You are not the only one.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Feb 24, 2006
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    This thread is crossposted

    What issues are you encountering? Works like a charm for me
     
    Peter Foldes, Feb 24, 2006
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  5. I've put a bug on Connect:
    https://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?SiteID=4&FeedbackID=43943

    Basically the upload percent counter goes up 10x to much, so it ends up
    being 1000% at the end of it... it's just a bit of a pain!

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    This thread is crossposted

    What issues are you encountering? Works like a charm for me
     
    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Feb 24, 2006
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Basically the upload percent counter goes up 10x to much, so it ends up
    Not here. It looks normal and ends at 100%
     
    Peter Foldes, Feb 24, 2006
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    Marco Guest

    For downloading 5308 it is orribile!!!!!!!!!
    Go home....
     
    Marco, Feb 24, 2006
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    Kevin Panzke Guest

    All I am getting now is a bunch of "Trying to Connect" sh**!

    This thread is crossposted

    What issues are you encountering? Works like a charm for me
     
    Kevin Panzke, Feb 24, 2006
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    Kevin Panzke Guest

    It looks like the new FTM is having issues with my Windows One Care Live
    Firewall. I turned the Firewall Off and it is now downloading normally. I
    apoligize for the Foul Language.
     
    Kevin Panzke, Feb 24, 2006
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    y3k Guest

    I wouldn't say it's a bug because I can't know what's committed
    functionality. But I think there would be much more use of this
    revolutionary download software if it was actively trying to re-establish
    the link. Once something goes wrong, it comes to the "Interrupted" state and
    then a human intervention necessary to continue the process. With the whole
    intelligence attempt of Vista it looks a bit odd.
     
    y3k, Feb 25, 2006
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  11. Agreed, it's total arse. I was 80% through my MSDN download of Vista, and
    it wanted me to upgrade, foolishly I obliged, only to go back to 0% and
    start again :-( Nice of it to warn me...
     
    Mark Gillespie, Mar 1, 2006
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  12. foolishly I obliged

    No kidding.

    Would you upgrade any other download manager in the middle of a download?
    Why treat this one differently?
     
    Homer J. Simpson, Mar 2, 2006
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