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carrissao
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Freezes

Every time I try to scan for new books, Alfa freezes. Does anyone know why, or how to remedy this?

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In most cases Alfa freezes during scan when it meets corrupted file and can't retrieve metadata from it.
In such cases we recommend to to uncheck all options in the Scan, scan your library - this will quickly add all your books to the database
Then use Books -> File Parser to retrieve book data and covers, but do this by several parts - in order to find the corrupted book(s)

carrissao
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Thank you, I will try that. But the thing is, it never even really starts to scan. I click the scan button, and then it immediately locks up.

carrissao
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[quote=admin]In most cases Alfa freezes during scan when it meets corrupted file and can't retrieve metadata from it.
In such cases we recommend to to uncheck all options in the Scan, scan your library - this will quickly add all your books to the database
Then use Books -> File Parser to retrieve book data and covers, but do this by several parts - in order to find the corrupted book(s)[/quote]

This worked! Thank you so much!