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How can I recover my .torrent files?
« on: August 20, 2019, 08:13:33 PM »
After installing qBittorrent, I set a directory from which to automatically load .torrent files.
However, as it loaded the files from this directory, it deleted them.
I found a directory
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C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\qBittorrent\BT_backup that contains a bunch of .torrent files, but the filenames are all hashed and not human-readable.
  • How can I recover my .torrent files with their original filenames?
  • How can I prevent qBittorrent from deleting my .torrent files without warning in the future?


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Re: How can I recover my .torrent files?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 03:27:00 PM »
I'm only a newbie, so take my suggestions with a grain ...

1) I have found that double-clicking on a .torrent will recall the original download title.
That may or may not correspond to your queue, so you might want to clear that first.

2) Tools | Options | Downloads
Make sure "Delete .torrent files afterwards" is NOT checked.

Also, I added manual paths for "Defaults"
  Copy .torrent files to: C:\torrents\_active
  Copy .torrent files for finished downloads to: C:\torrents\_completed

Not complicated, even if not intuitive, but I have avoided re-downloading much by doing comparisons between the results of that.

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