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Another answer recommended "Right click on the .torrent file..." or "Firefox go to Edit > Preferences > Applications change default application for magnet"

What do I do if I can't find the .torrent file? Where does my system put these by default (as far as I know I haven't changed the default location)?

When I try to change the Firefox default application for magnet, I just get a file browser. Where do I point it? Where does Ubuntu store my programs, and what are their names? In Windows I'd look in "programs" for an .exe file with the same name as the program I want to use, what do I look for in Ubuntu?

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Look in the /usr/bin directory for your favourite torrent application. –  Manuel Sep 2 '13 at 5:51

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The default for magnet links is /usr/bin/transmission-gtk. Transmission stores torrent files in .config/transmission/torrents, and, if you tell us what program you want to change it to, we might be able to help a little more.

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