v8b5 UFR 2 - Need Scrambled/Unscrambled name displayed in Unpacker

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noblemd
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v8b5 UFR 2 - Need Scrambled/Unscrambled name displayed in Unpacker

Post by noblemd »

In the event a Leeched item fails to Unpack or fails to rename...

It is important to have the scrambled name displayed in the Unpacker Tab so that the Leeched item Scrambled/Unscrambled name can be easily compared and identified.

The scrambled name can be partially abbreviated (5-10 characters with ...) so long as sufficient characters are present to identify the scrambled name of the leached item.

Looking in the log to identify a still scrambled download name is extremely cumbersome.

The Download Tab listings are cleared after the download completes and log is erased if NL is restarted.

Presently no SCRAMBLED/UNSCRAMBLED name listing is available anywhere in NewsLeecher after a restart. The Unpacker Tab list remains after a restart, but does not currently display scrambled/unscrambled names for comparison.
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Re: v8b5 UFR 2 - Need Scrambled/Unscrambled name displayed in Unpacker

Post by Mibbler »

This workaround may help. Go to Settings | Advanced Tweaks, find Download Descript.ion File Enabled (type "des" in the search box) and set it to True. That will create a hidden file called descript.ion with the name of each downloaded file and its Subject field as its description. Descript.ion files date back to JP Software's 4DOS replacement for the DOS command.com and has continued to be supported by their other programs, one of which is free: Take Command Classic/Limited Edition (TCC/LE). Or you can open it in a text editor (you'll have to set Windows to show hidden files). I use an old version of ACDSee as my file manager primarily because it supports 4DOS descriptions. Later versions don't.
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