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Solved How to use .torrent files ? I’m beginer

April 10, 2010 at 18:48:57
Specs: Windows XP

I don’t know how to use .torrent files.

For example I’ve tried to download a book from a torrent site, clicked on the link and got a file War_and_Peace_(1968).3892765.TPB.torrent
which is just 26Kb.

Did some research and to my understanding a .torrent file is kind of link / address and doesn’t contain the real file I need to download…
I’m beginner in this and just don‘t know what to do next .
.

Can someone tell me how to use the .torrent files for downloading, please?
I use Windows XP Pro on my PC.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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#1
April 10, 2010 at 19:44:59
✔ Best Answer

You need to install a program that can handle torrent files.
There are a lot of free BitTorrent clients in the internet.
See here:
Comparison of BitTorrent clients

When downloaded and installed a BitTorrent client, a doubleclick on a torrent file should automatically open your BitTorrent client program and insert the download link.


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#2
April 10, 2010 at 20:08:33

You didn't download the book, you downloaded the torrent file that allows you to download the book. This explains how it works:

http://www.wtata.com/faq/

As stated above by paulsep, you need a bittorrent client. I recommend utorrent:

http://www.utorrent.com/


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#3
April 11, 2010 at 03:05:57

Thans jam and paulsep, I too needed your advices.

Please, one more info: is a static IP required to operate a bittorrent client or does a dynamic one suffice?

My ISP assigns dynamic IP addresses and to get a static one you need to pay an extra charge.


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#4
April 11, 2010 at 07:16:57

You don't need a static ip address. You're fine.

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#5
April 11, 2010 at 09:45:57

You may also want to download and install a program called "Peer Guardian" or similar cover your as* software.

Peer Guardian will prevent you from downloading fake files and connecting to sites that are monitored by Government trackers.

Create a separate..IE C:\torrents.
Place any downloaded files into a separate directory.

Setup you client to download any torrent (programs) into that directory. Always scan the files in that directory for malware ,trojans and virus before opening.

Happy downloading.



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#6
April 11, 2010 at 12:36:41

Thanks grasshopper and worldlibrary.

Your advices much appreciated.


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#7
April 12, 2010 at 02:01:40

Hi Worldlibrary -can you please direct me to site for download of this Peer Guardian program? I find something about it on softpedia but am not sure it is the right thing...

AND ABOVE ALL - SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL YOU GUYS - I GOT UTORRENT SOFTWARE AS ADVISED AND MAKING MY FIRST STEPS!
ALL WORKS FINE AND HAPPY SO FAR!

Thanks AGAIN !
Sonya


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#8
April 12, 2010 at 10:22:10


They have changed the name to peerblock and made a few modifications. You can find it here. And no I am not connected in any way to the company.

http://www.peerblock.com/releases/p...


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