I have qBittorent installed on my system Ubuntu 14.04. When going to my DATA partition which is NTFS. When trying to open the pdf I get this:

Failed to load the torrent: /media/justin/DATA/Documents/eBooks/calculus/
James Stewart-Calculus, 7th Edition  -Cengage Learning (2011).pdf.
Error: metadata too large

I don't know what this means and it does not let me open the pdf files even if I copy them to my Home folder. What should I do to open my pdf files?

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    A pdf file is not a torrent file. Usually torrent files have the extension .torrent. Please try to open your pdf file with evince, evince "/path/filename.pdf" or open evince and use its own file browser to find the file. – sudodus Oct 1 '17 at 14:54
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    Yes that way it works as expected. Should I just reassign the file association? – Jinzu Oct 1 '17 at 14:56
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    That is a good idea :-) – sudodus Oct 1 '17 at 14:57

For some reason qBittorent became the default program to open pdf files. Just reassign the file association with evince.

In order to do this:

  1. RIght click file then select properties
  2. Choose "open with" tab For default application
  3. Select document viewer and click "set as default"

Why are you trying to open pdf file in qBittorent? As I know qBittorent is not a pdf reader. I suggest you to use pdf reader as Foxit Reader to open pdf files or the default one which is already installed in your Linux System.

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