Bittorrent bug?

Ragnarok666

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I know im probably asking the wrong site/people but im going to give it a shot, when using bittorrent to download files using a magnet link, it works and bittorrent opens the folder and asks which folders in the download i wish to download, problem is that there is no files to download, yet i can still download the file and at the end have all the content. Might just be me screwing it up, or an bug with the program, just asking for peoples opinions about the matter and how to fix it.

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RyQril

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When you download a .torrent file, you're essentially downloading a small file that contains information on the larger files you want to download. The torrent file tells your torrent client the names of the files being shared, a URL for the tracker, and more. Your torrent client then calculates a hash code, which is a unique code that only that torrent has—kind of like an ISBN or catalog number. From there, it can use that code to find others uploading those files, so you can download from them.

A magnet link does away with the middleman. A magnet link is essentially a hyperlink containing the hash code for that torrent, which your torrent client can immediately use to start finding people sharing those files. Magnet links don't require a tracker (since it uses DHT, which you can read more about here), nor does it require you to download a separate file before starting the download, which is convenient.
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