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I have a lot of torrents and currently I am using transmission as my torrent client, there is a problem that after I change the the folder name (this is important for me to organize my music folder) transmission stop recognize the files although they remained the same.

So I desire to change client but I can't find the torrent files where can i find them?

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Transmission stores your torrent files in your standard config folder, at ~/.config/transmission/torrents where ~ is your home folder.

The .config folder is usually hidden. To get there, open the File Browser and go to your home folder. Choose View > Show Hidden Files in the menu, then look for ".config". In that folder you'll find transmission, and the rest should be pretty straight-forward. (By the way, to find a file in a long list you can just start typing its name).

The torrent folder contains every current torrent, and it includes torrents downloaded from magnet links as well. You can just open those with another client and it will work right away.

Remember to turn Show Hidden Files back off later on, or you'll see a lot of strange looking files:

Hidden Files Setting

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@assaf Transmission allows you to change what folders it uses! Just go to Edit > Preferences and it's in the Torrents tab. Here's a screenshot. ~/.config/transmission/torrents is just the default location--it is easily changed. @DylanMcCall I suggest editing this answer to include this information, as right now it's rather incomplete and misleading. (Feel free to use that image if you wish.) – Eliah Kagan Apr 22 '12 at 20:40
By the way, I use qBittorrent and it's quite a nice application, so if you're still interested in switching to something more sophisticated (but still not bloated), I highly recommend it. Just make sure to use the version from the official stable PPA (by following the Ubuntu-specific instructions here or here. The version in Ubuntu's official software sources is usually old and buggy--it is considerably less stable than the version in the official stable PPA. – Eliah Kagan Apr 22 '12 at 20:43
Eliah, I see on that version 2.9.7 is available. In the Ubuntu Precise repos, I also see version 2.9.7. – nathwill Apr 22 '12 at 21:00

Check here too:

If you're daemonizing transmission on Ubuntu (using the package transmission-daemon) and using a gui then:

This data is stored in /var/lib/transmission-daemon/info (requires root access to view, use sudo from the command line or install nautilus-gksu). Specifically, your torrents are in the directory /var/lib/transmission-daemon/info/torrents.

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Any idea on how to change this default dir? just by looking at transmission's configuration options I can't find out if that's possible. – Chuim Apr 28 at 0:00
@Chuim not sure, not actively using transmission anymore. – Dheeraj Bhaskar May 2 at 16:42

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