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I'm on 4.0.4 now which works fine but I haven't had the problem for a few versions earlier as well so I don't think that's the sole answer. Maybe it's a combination of things?

And now I think about it, it might even be possible in my case that I upgraded to a new version of Qbittorrent just after upgrading my hardware and so it might have been the new Qbittorrent version that solved the problem for me and I mistakenly attributed it to the hardware upgrade.

I have "Pre-allocate disk space for all files" enabled. If I download a torrent that has several files in it but when I add it I only select, say, one file for download and I then later tick more files to be downloaded the added disk space is not allocated.

So for example I could download a 100GB multi-file torrent, tick just one 2GB file to be downloaded when I first add the torrent (which I think is allocated properly) and then later tick the other 98GB of files which aren't allocated any disk space, so when I check the file system it appears I have 98GB free which I really don't because it will gradually get filled with the remaining files being downloaded.

This is a problem for me because I am critically low on storage and I can't do anything about that just now so I regularly get into the situation where Qbittorrent starts giving errors because it's run out of disk space.

So why doesn't  "Pre-allocate disk space for all files" appear to do what it says? And anyway why isn't Qbittorrent smart enough to pause everything when it doees run out of disk space?

Yes, strange that because the problem as you describe it is exactly what I was experiencing. Slow shut down, rechecking downloads on restart etc. And I didn't alter Qbitorrent in any way, it was just the upgrades that made the difference. Perhaps there's a setting then that I have but you don't but I've no idea what that would be.

Edit: Actually I just remembered that when I was first asking about this problem someone suggested reducing the "maximum number of half open connections" in advanced settings. I did that before my upgrades and set it to 10. It didn't help at the time but perhaps it makes a difference now that I've upgraded. Maybe try this, I have mine set to 10 or fewer?

I had exactly this problem, my post about it is on the forum somewhere, and this is what fixed it for me.

I'm on a 10 year old HP laptop and I decided to upgrade it (unrelated to the qBittorrent problem). I put a faster processor in (2.2GHz to 3GHz) and double the memory (4GB to 8GB). And now qBittorrent shuts down virtually instantly whereas before it was taking several minutes. I think this is mostly because it now runs in RAM and doesn't have to clear things down on the relatively slow hard drive that it would previously have been running on (at least partly).

Maybe you're on a slow computer like I was? Time for an upgrade?

Windows / Half my downloads just disappeared!!!
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:09:44 PM »
I had about 250 downloads (active, completed, paused and stalled) and when I looked, after not paying attention to qBittorrent for a while, I noticed that half the downloads in my "ALL" list had disappeared so I now have only 127! I have found the files for a few I can remember being in the list but is there a way to easily recover all the ones that when AWOL?

Also any idea why this might have happened?

EDIT: I realise what happened. My drive space was critically low and qbittorrent started giving errors so I ran the disc cleanup routine for Windows 7 which must have deleted half of my torrents (no idea how though). The downloaded files are still there but is there a way to reassociate them to qbittorrent so I can complete the downloads?

2nd edit: IT's ok I figured out what to do. I searched for all .torrent extensions and will have to double click on each one to open it in qBittorrent. Pain in the rear but only way to do it as far as I can tell.

Windows / Re: Other torrents drop out when a fast seeding torrent is added.
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:22:17 PM »
See if limiting TCP downloads in the settings works for you.

I'm not sure how to do that as I don't see anything specific to TCP settings alone?

P.S. I see this post has 990 views! So it must be a fairly common issue.

Windows / Other torrents drop out when a fast seeding torrent is added.
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:18:46 PM »
If you could look at this speed graph:

Before arrow 1 i have three torrents downloading. At arrow 1 I added a linux torrent which is a fast seed and as you see the download rate increases (for the linux torrent) but at the same time the other downloads drop out  completely or reduce to a tiny speed. At arrow 2 I cancel the fast linux torrent and you can see downloads drop to zero for quite a while until at arrow 3 the original three torrents start up again.

So is this normal? If not any ideas what I could do to 'stabilise' the downloads? Also I'm using a VPN just in case that has any bearing on this.

Thanks for any help.

Windows / Re: Is there an easy way to move qbittorrent to another computer?
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:08:54 AM »
Switeck thanks. Could you be a bit more specific please? Exactly what folders would I need to move and where are they located (qbit is currently installed on my C: drive and downloads are saved to a folder on my C: drive).

Windows / Is there an easy way to move qbittorrent to another computer?
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:22:45 PM »
I have over 200 downloads in progress but would like to move everything onto my new computer before they all finish which could take some days. Is there an easy way to do this?

With utorrent I  could just install it on the new computer and transfer one folder over from the old utorrent replacing that folder on the new installation and that's it done, really simple.

Windows / "set location" only works for completed torrents.
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:56:27 PM »
I've read around a bit, on github for example, and it seems that "set location" should move a torrent's save location while it is only partly finished downloading. I believe I'm doing it right; I pause the torrent, select "set location" and point it to the new folder I want it to save to, and then resume the torrent. But it only moves the torrent files when the torrent has completed. Am I doing something wrong?

When I add a new torrent and change the "save at" path it does not take and the torrent is saved at the default path instead.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Windows / Re: How do I move all my torrents to another drive?
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:33:38 PM »
Have you moved/copied the files to the destination drive yet using Windows Explorer?

Not in this test I haven't because I'm trying to test whether I can make a brand new torrent save to a different folder than the default one, and it appears I can't. And if I can't do that for a new torrent then I doubt I'll get anywhere when I eventually come to moving an already half downloaded torrent. So my immediate problem is how to get a new torrent to save to a folder that is not the default one because it's not allowing me to do that. Can you think what I might be doing wrong? Surely if I change the save path for a brand new torrent then no matter what the other settings are it should save to the new save path. No?

Thanks for your help btw!

Actually, maybe I should put this problem up as another thread as it may not relate to my original problem in this thread (but then again it just might).

Windows / Re: How do I move all my torrents to another drive?
« on: February 14, 2017, 12:06:56 PM »
Did you have the torrent set to NOT automatically start the torrent AND skip hash check?

What I'm doing is adding a brand new torrent because I want to test if I can make it save to a folder that isn't the default one. If I can't do that then I'm going nowhere fast. So when adding the torrent I change the destination folder and I definitely had "skip hash check" ticked and "torrent management mode" on manual, and there's a "start torrent" tick box which I unticked (normally I'd have that ticked). But when I add it, it immediately shows the torrent as 100% downloaded and if I try to open the destination folder it doesn't open. I have no idea what's going on here.

No, what I meant was even if I use File/Exit to exit qbittorrent then sometimes when I start qbittorrent again I have the many files being force rechecked problem, even when I know qbittorrent was fully shut down. It seems that whatever qbittorrent does when it shuts down is sometimes getting corrupted somehow.

I always exit qB with right-click - Exit. This is the way to avoid these forced shutdowns and rechecks.

I use File/Exit and still get the problem.

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