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Long search for files to download
Jan 20th, 2020, 1:12am
Using WatchFTP version (registered).
I have a task, running as a service under local system and downloading files to the local drive. The total number of files on the source is now approaching 9000 with around 100 added daily. WatchFTP is taking a long time (1 hour +) to locate any new files to download.
I am guessing that this search time may be improved by renaming the source files after download, and ignoring that suffix. I tried these settings but the rename has not worked. I logged into the source with another FTP program (using the same credentials), and successfully manually renamed a file. Any suggestions?
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Re: Long search for files to download
Reply #1 - Jan 21st, 2020, 10:00am
That's the part where the task says "Scanning..."?
One of our test-tasks scans a directory of ~1500 files and it's not noticeably slower than other tasks...

Am I allowed to perform some tests against your ftp server?
Stop your task
Right-click it
Select "backup..."

Email me the zip at so I can have a look.
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