Sunday, 24 November 2013

How To Transfer Incomplete Torrent Download To Another PC

Mostly when downloading a large torrent file, say 30gb at work or at a different location, it is possible that the file might not be ready before you close from work or leave the place, in a case of you using a laptop, it is okay to continue when you get home. but in cases where you are using a pc and you want to continue the download at home or at a different location it is very hectic to start from the beginning so then it is necessary to use the method which i am about to explain in other to continue the unfinished download. (utorrent is the torrent client used in this tutorials)

1. Copy/Cut the unfinished file to a flash drive.(to do this, right click on torrent in your torrent client and open containing folder and copy/cut file to the flash drive)

2. On the computer you are transferring it to, load the same torrent (the little .torrent file, mostly in kb) into the client (uTorrent) or simply download it again, but when doing so please  make sure its exactly the same torrent you are downloading, this will load the trackers on the torrent file into the torrent client.

3. After the download starts in the uTorrent, stop it, now go to the download path of your uTorrent, by default it is mostly found in the download folder.(th folder or file shadow will be created in the path by then)

4. Copy or cut the incomplete file on your flash drive from the drive to the path in step 3.

5.Now go to the uTorrent and start the download again, it will do a file check before the file continue the download. incase you did everything right but still download is stuck, Right click the torrent in uTorrent and then select Force Re-Check

N/B:
If it doesn't work, make sure you placed the incomplete file/files in the right directory or path and make sure you are using and loading the exact same torrent file you used to start the torrent on your other computer.
A working internet connection is also needed.


10 comments:

  1. Bill Jr, Angie, Dave and my two movers - if your reading this THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate how wonderful you were to me throughout the entire process!! noosa airport transfers

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  2. You Are A Genius !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  3. Thanks, even with different torrent client, it works. As you said, just making sure it has exact file name, then let it start

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  4. Worked for me.Thank you,you saved 2.43GB of my data ^-^

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  6. I encountered the following problem when copying the incomplete Torrent download content (a folder) to another drive:

    First of all, the incomplete Torrent folder for the single Torrent I was trying to download, when properties are selected, the folder size is shown as 1.52TB, but the "size on disk" value is 152GB - this is because I had only downloaded 152GB of the 1.52TB.

    The problem is, when I try to copy this incomplete download folder (corresponding to this single download Torrent,) the incomplete torrent download copied is not a precise duplication of the original (1.52TB in size, and 152GB "size on disk" value) - instead, copying proceeds well beyond 152GB, and just keeps on continuing - I don't know what precisely it is copying, but it pretends to be copying 1.52TB to the destination disk. Right now, the "size on disk" value on the destination drive is well upwards of 200GB, and the copy process pretends to be continuing slowly toward 1.52TB. Again, I don't know as for what it is copying at this point, but it pretends to be copying something, and still has quite a ways to go; I probably will not wish to wait for it to complete as I do not trust it at this point, I think I will just retry the download from the beginning.

    What might the problem possibly be here? Any ideas? -Thank you.

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  7. Hey andy im pretty sure that when utorrent starts a download it duplicates the file structure and size of the torrent exactly, somewhat of a place marker i think. So even tho you downloaded only 152gb there is still 1.5tb of files to copy

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  8. Hey andy im pretty sure that when utorrent starts a download it duplicates the file structure and size of the torrent exactly, somewhat of a place marker i think. So even tho you downloaded only 152gb there is still 1.5tb of files to copy

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