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Updated from some older versions (probably the one from september 11) directly to 0.16.5 skipping 0.16.4.

  1. It asked to change downloads location, I accepted default location on C:\...\Roaming\...
  2. then I figured out that it was C:\ and I don't want to keep mods on C
  3. so I changed downloads to "D:\Games\...\downloads" in app settings

After restarting Vortex all of my downloads appeared as BLUE "never installed files" in addition to the already installed ones. They don't have their meta data (download source isn't "Nexus Mods" but "none"). And "Reinstall" button on the already installed mods doesn't see these downloads.

 

Consider it as bug report but also feel free to suggest me if there is anything I can do other than reinstalling my whole mod list one by one?


Edited by z4x, 19 September 2018 - 02:42 PM.


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AFAIK, changing a path manually does not move the data to it. That is up to you.

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No, when you change the path in settings Vortex will move everything to the new location and that is important for Vortex to be able to maintain the meta information. If you move files manually it will drop it for sure.

 

But it appears there is indeed a bug right now where Vortex loses its meta info on downloads even if you move them via settings.



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:wallbash:



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Any chance for some repair option for next update that "Queries Info" for each installed mod and re-links it with the files from downloads folder? Or we are forced to reinstall hundreds of mods and set all dependencies again on each update?


Edited by z4x, 19 September 2018 - 10:46 PM.


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This extension: https://www.nexusmods.com/site/mods/25 should help restore the connection of mods to the corresponding archive which should get rid of duplicate entries.

 

Now the remaining meta information (mod name, description and such) will still be lost for the download archives but that doesn't affect installed mods at all.

In the next release we will build in additional functionality so Vortex can fill in meta information for downloads even when it wasn't downloaded through Vortex or if it got lost like in this case.



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They are still listed under "not-yet installed Downloads" but it fixed the duplicates at least. Waiting for next release and full solution I guess!


Edited by z4x, 20 September 2018 - 09:05 PM.


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Didn't want to make new thread since it's related to this one and is already explained above, but installed files that were listed as "not-yet installed Downloads" are still not properly linked with installed mods ( version 0.16.8 ) and still sit in Downloads. Not sure if it was supposed to be fixed in this version though, just informing you.


Edited by z4x, 06 October 2018 - 11:10 PM.


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As of version 0.16.10 the issue with downloads is still not fixed!

 

Additional info you may find useful:

  • these downloads ARE linked to already installed mods (metadata is here)
  • reinstalling (overriding) mod, from mod tab, removes it from downloads
  • reinstalling 100+ mods to manually fix this issue is not viable solution

So they just sit there for some reason, but since the metadata is recreated you could perhaps loop through all installed mods and hide their "downloads".



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Version 0.16.12 - these downloads from 0.16.5 are still here. Is there any plans on fixing this issue or we need to reinstall tens of mods one by one?


Edited by z4x, 08 November 2018 - 10:15 PM.





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