How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

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How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by MikeFL » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:54 pm

With the coming of Mac Catalina, I'm on borrowed time to get rid of uTorrent. I have spent the past two days looking for a resource or information to migrate my files. I'm fairly new to Mac, and made a feeble attempt yesterday to go it alone. Clicking on 'add torrents' opened a window to my existing torrents, but a limited amount of them, the greater portion was grayed out, about 550. I'm really at a loss to make this happen and running out of time. qBittorrent seems the only real viable option. I was naive enough to think all I had to do was install, point, change a few settings and I'd be in business. Not the case. I'd very much appreciate some help. Thank you.

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by Fuga » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:31 am

uTorrent Mac will be 64 bit. In time for Catalina?

https://forum.utorrent.com/topic/108739 ... c-version/

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by MountainInside » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:25 am

I used this tool: https://qbforums.shiki.hu/index.php/topic,5889.0.html
    • You'll need a windows machine, bootcamp or vm.
    • Install QBittorrent in your mac, run it once,quit
    • Install QBittorrent in windows, run it once, quit
    • quit from utorrent
    • Move uTorrent  folder from Mac (~/Library/Application Support/uTorrent) to Windows (%AppData%\uTorrent) (Keep a backup copy in safe place)
    • Run the tool
    • DON'T run any torrent client in windows after the migration
    • Move QBittorrent folder from windows (%localappdata%\QBittorrent) to Mac (~/Library/Application Support/QBittorrent)
    • Some files may need to be recheck, from 4000 files I had only 150 files that needed to be rechecked.
    • Good Luck.
Edit: The tool is updated to support MacOS
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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by Fuga » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:44 am

You run 4000 torrents in qBittorrent on Mac?!

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by MountainInside » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:31 am

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You run 4000 torrents in qBittorrent on Mac?!
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Yes, is there an issue with qBittorrent on Mac?

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by Fuga » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:42 am

While nowhere near as bad as Deluge (useless with more than a few hundred, even the new v2), my 2100+ slow qBittorrent down. When I had decided to give up on uTorrent in anticipation of it's obsolescence I tried several clients. Only Transmission could keep up with uTorrent. qBittorrent came close but there were just too many times it was slow to respond. Tried on a 2.9 GHz i7/16 GB RAM and a 2.5 GHz i5/16 GB RAM.

Even with the uTorrent folks coming through I would just as soon not use it. Guess I might try qBittorrent again. Never did like Transmission.

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by MountainInside » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:59 am

I had some issues when I migrated to qB (MacMini 2018, 3.2 i7/64GB), like slowness and hanging, but everything seems fine now, in fact it's faster than uTorrent, I think it's normal when moving a lot of files from different client to get errors and bugs at the beginning

I was loyal to uTorrent since 2007, the MacOS version was great, but the lack of updates and support pushed me to look for a different torrent client, I tried several clients, and like you said Transmission preformed good, but it lacks many features and the web gui is not enough.

What kind of issues you're facing? maybe we can work together to fix them

Edit: fixed a word
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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by Fuga » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:56 pm

It's just slow or no response. Torrents are loaded and running. That's fine. But anything else I want to do is slow. So slow I might as well go for burgers while the app does what I've just invoked (e.g. sort a column, change the view to a particular tracker, etc).

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by MountainInside » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:27 am

That's strange, it's fast and snappier than uTorrent in my case

Did you try to downgrade to an older version, what about Web GUI? is it slow also?

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by Fuga » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:59 am

Older versions have not been great. never has been. What's really maddening is it's the same on both computers. Different OSs going back to I can't remember! But you've given a glimmer of hope.

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by Fuga » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:58 am

SOLVED?

It maybe preliminary but I have just discovered that if I untick either 'Categories' or 'Trackers' all is then good.

Going to really play with it tomorrow.

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by MountainInside » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:48 am

Yes I have them unchecked too, it's been working great ever since I migrated, I only get I/O errors sometimes, but that's on me, I missed up the naming of several folders when I migrated to my new NAS.

Good luck, I'll be here if you needed anything

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by techgal » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:26 pm

Does anyone have the "dummies" version of migrating from mac utorrent to qbittorrent?

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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by Fuga » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:06 pm

I simply loaded all my new torrents, one tracker at a time, by destination,into qB. All my torrents go to one of two places. So I selected all the torrent files for X1 tracker that would go to Y1 location and loaded them up. When I got the dialog window to actually load, asking, where, etc., I made sure of the location then hit the OK button and held it until all of them loaded. It takes a good while if there are many. Repeat for X2 to Y1, X3 to Y1, etc. Then switch torrents from X1 to Y2 and repeat. It took less than 4 hours to have 2000+ up and seeding. Of course time depends on size of files to be re-hashed. In my case well over 90% of the 2000+ are lossless audio. Huge Blu-ray files will of course take longer. But the loading of the .torrent files themselves takes the same amount of time. Load them, click/hold OK button, walk away, return at times to check progress.

Surely there are other procedures such as above, but this was mindless and clean. You do not maintain stats within the client but I never obsess over those as trackers keep the important stats and that is what matters.
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Re: How to migrate from uTorrent to qBittorent on iMac?

Post by techgal » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:06 pm

When I say dummy I am not kidding. Here is what I tried. I selected 1 torrent and after selecting it using command I, I changed all from utorrent to open with QBT. The 1torrent I picked appeared in the QBT window with seeds 0(362) and  peers 1(54). Can it be done like this? If so how can I tell if I am actually seeding since the upload and download speeds are 0.

TIA

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