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Details of extension .torrent

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .torrent file?
  • Which program can create the .torrent file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .torrent format?
  • What can convert .torrent files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .torrent extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

BitTorrent Meta File .torrent file icon

BitTorrent Meta File

TORRENT file is a BitTorrent Meta File. The .torrent file is a small file containing the information necessary for your BitTorrent client to download a larger file from P2P network.
Category: Other files
Application: BitTorrent
Program name: bittorrent.exe
Mime-type: application/x-bittorrent
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
BitComet File
uTorrent File
Shareaza Skin
XoloX File
BitTorrent Search Engine Data
uTorrent License Key
BitTorrent Incomplete Download File
BitTorrent Skin Data
BitComet URI Data

Other types of files may also use the .torrent file extension. If you have helpful information about .torrent extension, write to us!

Can't open a .torrent file?

If you want to open a .torrent file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .torrent association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.torrent

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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