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Can't download pictures/Pictures being deleted

Travis L. Ledden

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Weird issue I just started having. When I click on a line in the grid of a title that has a thumbnail I get an error about downloading the picture.


When I click ok I get this message


After clicking a few different lines in a couple of different titles I opened the picture folder and all the pictures that I had click on the picture file showed as 0 bytes and could not be opened. After a little more testing I figured out that I could open the pictures in another program but as soon as I click on the line in Comicbase the file for the picture would go to 0 bytes and I would no longer be able to open it. 

Gambit(5th Series)

Things I have tried:

1. Restarted the program

2. Restarted the computer

3. Check to make sure Windows was not blocking

4. Check and updated to the latest version (

5. Clicked on full grid and downloaded all the covers(It downloaded 2 of the covers, but they went back to 0bytes when I clicked on the line. 2nd time trying to download all the covers it gave me the same download error)

6. Last thing i tried was deleting all the files in the folder and redownloading them all. Out of about 40 covers it should have downloaded it created 3 files that had 0 bytes and got stuck at 90% of Checking for covers.


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I'm also having the exact same issue tonight trying to update my database.   Running Archive Edition on a Windows 11 machine.  I downloaded the revised CB 2023 program installer per Mark, but still the issue persists.  I had to go to task manager to end ComicBase. I'll be calling Pete in the AM.

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Talked with Pete, he had me go to File/File Tools/Manage Pictures and Movies and reset and remove all of the cover photos.  I then downloaded all covers for Uncle Scrooge (IDW)  and they all downloaded fine.  I then attempted to download the newest update and all went perfectly, no issues loading the new covers.  Update ran and completed as usual.  Thanks Pete.

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