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hurricane51

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Restore Torrents After Reinstalling Older Version
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:21:40 AM »
I know there are many topics relating to restoring existing torrents, but I can't follow most of them. Here's the problem.

I backed up my C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\qBittorrent\BT_backup folder and my Torrents folder. I uninstalled Version 4.1.5 then installed 4.1.1. When I start qbittorrent it is blank. I don't see any tool or option to repopulate the active torrents. I'm sure I'm missing an obvious step, but so far nothing.

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Re: Restore Torrents After Reinstalling Older Version
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 06:11:18 AM »
Maybe when qBitTorrent was reinstalled...it was installed under a different user name/path?

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Re: Restore Torrents After Reinstalling Older Version
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 08:20:05 AM »
No, exactly the same. I've tried adding a couple of torrents back in, but they don't find the already downloaded file, so they start to download it again from scratch.

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Re: Restore Torrents After Reinstalling Older Version
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 06:04:28 PM »
Try adding them in stopped form and recheck the torrent contents to see if they at least work that way...

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Re: Restore Torrents After Reinstalling Older Version
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 05:34:39 AM »
I'm not sure what you mean by "adding them in stopped form". They already reside in the proper folder, as do the downloaded files.

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Re: Restore Torrents After Reinstalling Older Version
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 07:16:31 PM »
In qBitTorrent, under Options, Downloads...
Check the top item "Display torrent content and some options".
And about 3 items down from that, check "Do not start the download  automatically".

...Together, that should mean when you add another torrent they will be stopped unless you manually start them.

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Re: Restore Torrents After Reinstalling Older Version
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 02:34:49 AM »
SUCCESS! I made the changes, but that had the same effect as manually re-adding the torrent - it didn't recognize that the torrent contents had already been downloaded. All the contents read 0% in the Progress field,  I did a Force Recheck and that solved the problem. Thanks so much.