How to import torrent list/data from Windows?

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How to import torrent list/data from Windows?

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My transition to Linux is now 99% complete. The last 1% is a Windows virtual machine stuck running qBittorrent because I can't figure out for the life of me why I can't import my data. I even tried running it in Wine but I wouldn't get a network connection.

I have years worth of seed ratios, dates, and other useful info that I'd really rather avoid losing. Is this possible at all or does qBittorrent just use different formats across platforms?
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Re: How to import torrent list/data from Windows?

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You just put the files from the folders...
from (Windows) %localappdata%\qbittorrent -> ~/.local/share/qBittorrent/
and (Windows) %appdata%\qbittorrent -> ~/.config/qBittorrent

Of course do back up your precious current folders on Windows.
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Re: How to import torrent list/data from Windows?

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Peter wrote: Fri May 03, 2024 9:42 am You just put the files from the folders...
from (Windows) %localappdata%\qbittorrent -> ~/.local/share/qBittorrent/
and (Windows) %appdata%\qbittorrent -> ~/.config/qBittorrent

Of course do back up your precious current folders on Windows.
Thanks! That worked. I could've sworn that was what I did before but apparently not.

Now I need to figure out how to change all of the torrent locations. In Windows it was a matter of using "Set location..." and then "Force re-check" but that doesn't seem to be working here at all. It sticks to "/home/user/downloads/S:\" and it actually created Windows drive letter folders there which is hilarious. (Microsoft just won't stop following me!) I'm tempted to just re-mount everything to those but that's not too elegant. Does it need any particular permissions set in Linux or am I missing something else?
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Re: How to import torrent list/data from Windows?

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Interesting. Probably the .fastresume files messed something up. I'm not too sure how you could batch-edit these files to fix this issue. (I only dipped my toes into the fastresume files, but I never worked with them too much.)
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Damn it all to fucking hell... welp this marks the end of my 20+ year career as a super seeder. I did my part. Now it's time for me to leech.

edit: I gave Github a chance but with my luck on that site it'll just get deleted https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/20865
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Re: How to import torrent list/data from Windows?

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I mean...

- I would copy over the settings but remove them from my transfer list after
- I would set up the auto add folder
- I'd just put all the .torrents in there so it would get added and re-checked

I realize this only works if you dump ALL the folders into one place and then you'd have to separate them again if you used categories, separate folders, etc. :/
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