Quote: Originally Posted by huffman
One good thing is I think I found a work-around by opening quickpar then add the par2 files then click Open. It does seem to check the files. I have not run into any yet that need repair, so I can't tell if the works or not.
I don't think you're using it correctly.
After launching the program, do not "add files" first.
Instead, push the OPEN button. This will present the navigation dialog to allow you to go to the folder in which your primary PAR2 and optional additional PAR2 repair files are located, along with the multiple "parts" perhaps (e.g multiple parts of a RAR file, or other data) that are described by the PAR2 files.
Then just select that one primary PAR2 file you want to use as the starting point for the whole process, and push the OPEN button. If there are additional PAR2 repair volumes they will be shown as well (since they have a PAR2 extension) but you don't care about them. They are for Quickpar to utilize, not you. Just select that first primary PAR2 file and press OPEN.
This simple one-step action then initiates the Quickpar/PAR2 checking process, including verifying that all of the "parts" identified in the PAR2 file are present or not, and telling you which ones are present (green) or not (red) or broken (orange, I think).
It will also automatically scan your folder for the additional PAR2 "repair volumes" needed to accomplish the repair (if needed). the REPAIR button will be grayed out if no repair is needed, or if insufficient repair volumes/blocks are found in that folder. But if repair is needed, and if sufficient (or more than sufficient) PAR2 volumes are available to accomplish the repair, the "ready to repair using n/m blocks" text will appear in the second status bar, and the REPAIR button will be active.
If you don't have sufficient PAR2 repair volumes it will tell you that in the status bar, telling you how many additional blocks it needs to be sufficient and actually accomplish the needed repair. The REPAIR button will be grayed out if there is not sufficient PAR2 repair volumes/blocks found than are needed.
Push the REPAIR button (if not grayed out) and it will do what it has to. The red or orange files shown in the upper part of the dialog window will change to green, indicating that all is well now.
It works perfectly.
This also handles automatic RENAME, where the PAR2 file provides file names for the parts which differ from what's found. In this case there will be a RENAME button that appears, and the status bar text will say something like "ready to rename". Just push the RENAME button and all parts will be properly renamed to conform to the primary PAR2 file's specification.
Again, no need to ADD files when using Quickpar to check on integrity of the multiple parts. Just push OPEN on the main dialog window to get the navigation dialog window, navigate to where the parts and primary/repair PAR2 files are located, select just the primary PAR2 file, and push OPEN on the navigation dialog window.
If you have additional "sets" (of primary PAR2, optional secondary PAR2 repair volumes in case they're needed, and the one or more "parts" to be verified/repaired/renamed by QuickPar), just repeat the entire process again after the previous one is finished. Just start again by pushing the OPEN button on the main dialog window, etc.
P.S. - I've never changed any of the setup options. The defaults that come with installation are perfectly fine. As for "file deletion" I've got all three items checked, which is the default.