TORRENT File Extension

TORRENT file icon
BitTorrent Format
  • Developer
    BitTorrent
  • Popularity
    3.8 (14 votes)

What is TORRENT file?

Files with the .TORRENT extension contain metadata, information on other data – files and folders, which are to be distributed within a network based on BitTorrent. The may also include data on trackers – addressees of computers which help to localise files within the network.

TORRENT files do not contain the data that is going to be downloaded, but instead:

  • Name of the file or files that will be downloaded, along with its path - files, name, path,
  • Information on parts that the file will be divided into - piece length,
  • Size in baits - length,
  • Information about structure of the catalogue - info,
  • List of SHA1 hashes calculated for each part of the file, in order to verify its integrity after being downloaded - pieces,
  • Trackers URL – announce.

Additional information

BitTorrent files can also have some of the extensions described in the specification. Logic of a TORRENT network is based on decentralising its location, thus enabling users to establish peer-to-peer connections in order to download and share data they are interested in. Each downloaded part of a file is being verified and further shared.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the TORRENT file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the TORRENT file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the TORRENT file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the TORRENT file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the TORRENT file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the TORRENT file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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