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My setup is this:

VMware Workstation 9.0.1  
Windows 8 64bit host  
Ubuntu 12.10 64bit guest  

The problem:
I have a collection of torrents on my Windows 8 that I'd like to port to Ubuntu guest and keep seeding. The torrents sit in 3TB NTFS HDD partition which Ubuntu accesses using VMware tools. When I try to recheck torrents Ubuntu torrent client some of the torrents are fine, however some of them don't recheck:

  • sometimes when I try to recheck nothing happens, no log
  • sometimes I get some ambiguous "I/O error" with no further explanation

if I skip hash checking when importing existing torrent, I usually get file not found or something like that.

Torrent clients I've tried so far: qBittorrent, deluge, Ktorrent, Vuze, Transmission. All of them latest versions.

What could be the reason behind this problem? Is it VMware? Is it Ubuntu and NTFS problem? I've spent 3 days scouring the web for an answer, my last hope is that someone here encountered similar problem.

UPDATE: While I was digging further, I was able to pull some error out of qbittorrent:

user@ubuntu:~$ qbittorrent --no-splash
Couldn't set environment variable...
gvfs-open: file:///home/user/Desktop/D/My%20Downloads/torrent folder.: error opening location: Error when getting information for file '/home/user/Desktop/D/torrent folder.': No such file or directory

It seems as if the torrent client can't find a folder, although it is clearly there. Another odd thing is that it also adds a dot to the end of the folder name.

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Do you ran torrent clients on both OS at the same time? –  ThiagoPonte Dec 28 '12 at 12:56
@ThiagoPonte No I didn't –  Caballero Dec 28 '12 at 13:10
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