Create a torrent (with images)

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Create a torrent (with images)
Create a torrent (with images)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to create a torrent file. Torrent files are essentially links to specific uploaded files, such as a video you want to send to a friend.

Steps

Part 1 of 3: Installing qBitTorrent

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Step 1. Open the qBitTorrent website

Go to https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php in your computer's web browser.

While most torrent applications allow you to create a torrent, qBitTorrent is the only ad-free torrent client available for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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Step 2. Choose a download link

Click one of the following options, depending on your operating system:

  • Windows – Click 64-bit installer to the right of the "Mirror link" text in the Windows section.
  • Mac – Click DMG to the right of the "Mirror link" text in the Mac section.
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Step 3. Double click on the downloaded installation file

This will open the file.

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Step 4. Install qBitTorrent

Do the following, depending on your operating system:

  • Windows – Click Yes in the dialog box, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Mac – Drag the qBitTorren icon to the 'Applications' folder and follow the on-screen instructions. You may need to verify the download before you can download qBitTorrent.

Part 2 of 3: Copying tracker URLs

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Step #1. Open the list of torrent trackers

Go to http://www.torrenttrackerlist.com/torrent-tracker-list/ in your computer's web browser.

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Step #2. Scroll down to the tracker list

It's under the "Torrent Tracker List" heading at the top of the page.

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Step 3. Select each URL from the list

Click and drag your mouse cursor over the top URL in the list, then drag down to select the available URLs. Release the mouse button when you reach the end of the list.

There could be hundreds of URLs in this list, so you might have to scroll and select for a while

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Step 4. Copy the URLs

To do this, press Ctrl+C (Windows) or ⌘ Command+C (Mac). At this point, you are ready to start creating the torrent.

Part 3 of 3: Creating a torrent

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Step #1. Open qBitTorrent

Click or double click on the qBitTorrent icon, which looks like a 'qb' on a blue background.

  • You might be on I agree must click before opening qBitTorrent.
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Step #2. Click Tools

It's at the top of the qBitTorrent window (Windows) or the qBitTorrent screen (Mac). You will now see a drop-down menu appear.

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Step 3. Click Create Torrent

You'll see this in the drop-down menu. This will open the 'Create Torrent' window.

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Step #4. Click Select File

It's at the top of the page. A pop-up window will now appear.

  • If you want to torrent an entire folder, click Select folder.
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Step 5. Select the file you want to use

Navigate to the location of the file (or folder) you want to use, click it once, then click Open or To elect.

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Step 6. Check the 'Start seeding immediately' box

This will ensure that you upload the files from the torrent meaning someone else will be able to download them.

If you can't seed the files from the torrent, then you will get a dead torrent

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Step 7. Enter the copied tracker URLs

Click the Tracker URLs text box in the Fields section of the menu, then press Ctrl+V (Windows) or ⌘ Command+V (Mac) to paste the previously copied URLs.

Many trackers on this list don't work, so you copy and paste them all into the URL text box, rather than just selecting one

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Step 8. Click Create Torrent

This is at the bottom of the window. Now a pop-up window will appear.

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Step 9. Select a save location

Click on the folder where you want to save the created torrent file.

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Step 10. Click on Save

This is at the bottom of the window. Doing this will save the file and start seeding the torrent, meaning the torrent is now available for download.

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Step 11. Send the torrent to a friend

To download the files from the torrent, one simply has to double click on the torrent to open it in their usual torrent application and then confirm the download location of the torrent files.

As long as you let the torrent seed, your friend will be able to download the torrent without any problems

Tips

  • The more seeds a file has, the faster it will download.
  • If you want to install qBitTorrent in Linux, type sudo apt-get install qbittorrent and enter your password when prompted.

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