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How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« on: June 08, 2019, 10:44:22 pm »
Windows would not update. It was two major updates behind. I used the upgrade utility to finally upgrade. Now, magnet links will not open. All browsers, they do not open. Latest version of Windows and qBittorrent.

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 06:19:11 pm »
Go to settings and check .torrent and .magnet associations within qBittorrent.
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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 06:14:24 am »
And then?

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 11:42:16 am »
And then?
And then tick both boxes.
And then click Apply:



And then click OK.
And then check if it worked or not.
And then scream if it didn't.

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 11:55:24 am »
 All steps completed. Now what?

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 07:10:49 pm »
Now what?
I don't hear screaming, so maybe take things easy & put your feet up. Relax with a cup of tea and a chocolate digestive or two.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 07:13:30 pm by mike20021969 »

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 09:57:52 am »
What is the reccomended amount of decibels?

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 12:21:01 pm »
What is the reccomended amount of decibels?
140dB normally does the trick. So it didn't work, huh? That's a pain.
Until you get a solution, here's a workaround...
Right-click>Copy (on a magnet link).
Click qBittorrent's Add Torrent Link Icon.
Then right-click>Paste (it into the dialog box).
Click Download.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 12:23:09 pm by mike20021969 »

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 05:07:33 pm »
I've been doing that, but it defeats the purpose of a hyperlink.

As for the decibels I have no way of measuring, so I need to buy some sort of device on Amazon to measure.

Any recommendations?

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2019, 02:09:53 pm »
I've been doing that, but it defeats the purpose of a hyperlink.
Have you tried re-installing qBittorrent?
If the option is available, try associating with magnet & torrent files that way to see if that solves the problem.

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2019, 06:51:26 pm »
Yes, I reinstalled it. A few times. One time I did not check the association box at install, then a message came up asking me if I wanted to associate the links when I started qBittorent up. Clicking it that way still did not associate them.

In Chrome, no error message is displayed.

In Firefox, it says there is no associated application for the link, and asks me to associate one. If I remember correctly, it then sends me to the Windows default application settings, but there is no magnet tab or qBittorrent tab.

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2019, 06:06:26 pm »
In Firefox, it says there is no associated application for the link, and asks me to associate one. If I remember correctly, it then sends me to the Windows default application settings, but there is no magnet tab or qBittorrent tab.
In Firefox, although I'm using 52.9.0 ESR, under Options>Applications you would only find magnet & TORRENT file listed in relation to Torrent clients. There won't be a qBittorrent tab.
But if there is a TORRENT file option, you could try clicking on that to select a default application

If you're still making no headway: do you have any other torrent clients on you system that have taken over magnet or torrent associations?

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 09:18:07 am »
I didn't know that was a thing in Firefox. I clicked to change it and it said there were no apps. Then I clicked something else I don't remember and I manually searched for qBittorrent and it worked.

Still didn't work in Chrome.

So, I went to the registry, searched for magnet, and deleted a whole bunch of keys with the word magnet in it.

Now, it works!

Thanks for pointing out the Firefox thing, that led me to searching the registry for some reason. Which I did before, but just didn't delete anything.

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Re: How to associate magnet links with Windows 10
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2019, 07:02:00 am »