File Extension TORRENT

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    BitTorrent Information Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a TORRENT file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a TORRENT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your TORRENT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


A TORRENT file is an information file for downloaders that support the TORRENT protocol. Torrent itself is a file-sharing protocol for the sharing of files. It's especially good for large files because it distributes the load over many users, while with http or ftp, the load has to be carried by a single server. However, TORRENT only works really well if there are enough distributors who also offer the appropriate file.

In addition to the illegal use of TORRENT files are now also offered by some download portals (for example for game patches) and many other websites. Games also use this technique (e.g., Company of Heroes, Blizzard Downloader)

A TORRENT file is usually very small, because in the TORRENT file are only information about the file, its size, checksum and information about so-called trackers. These files can be downloaded with any browser.

To download the actual file, you need a TORRENT download program (torrent client) or a browser that supports this protocol. If it is often loaded and offered files, the download rate is correspondingly high. If there are no distributors (seeder), you will not get the file. A TORRENT file is not a guarantee to get a specific file.

Programs which can open a TORRENT file

How to open a TORRENT file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the TORRENT file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a TORRENT file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support TORRENT files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a TORRENT file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all TORRENT files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with TORRENT there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the TORRENT file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the TORRENT file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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