Transferring a torrent-in-progress to a different computer

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Transferring a torrent-in-progress to a different computer

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Hello, everyone. Got a question about something I hope is possible.

Say I am downloading a very large torrent, and I am half way through it. But then I need to continue downloading said torrent using a different computer. I can remove the hard-drive containing the torrent in question from the original computer, and install it in the new computer, but how can I have the installation of qBittorrent in the new computer recognize the already in progress torrent and resume the download without starting from the beginning?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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- You'd have to make sure the drive letter is the same.
- You'd have to copy over %APPDATA%\qBittorrent and %LOCALAPPDATA%\qBittorrent folders to the same place on the other PC.

That's about it. Make sure qBittorrent IS CLOSED when attempting this!
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Thanks, Peter.
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Peter, it has been a while since you provided me with a solution to the problem I had posted back in August.
I was just getting around to implement your solution, when I realized your post refers to qBittorrent installations in a Windows environment, whereas in my case, I run qBittorrent in Linux, Manjaro KDE Linux to be more specific. This is my fault, as I should have been clearer in my original post.

Hence, I am back to square one on my original question, still with no solution.

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~/.local/share/data/qBittorrent/
This is what you gotta copy/move.
If you can't see "." folders, you have to enable "show hidden folders". In Thunar/XFCE, its CTRL+H.
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Thanks!
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