How to Download and Open Torrent Files on Windows Computer
For some users of Windows 11/10, there will come a time when they will want to download torrent files to their computer. However, they might not know how to achieve this; but these people shouldn’t be worried because we have the cure.
What is the torrent?
Torrenting is basically using Peer-to-Peer to share and download files from the web. The more people who share a single file, the faster it is to download. We must point out that P2P traffic accounted for about 70 percent of Internet traffic over ten years ago. But that is no longer the case as it is now at 3 percent today.
Some say the decline has a lot to do with cracking down on many popular illegal torrent websites. But we do not agree at all with such statements. We think it has more to do with streaming than anything else. In the past, people had to download multiple movies, music and more illegally. But nowadays, they can easily visit multiple websites to distribute content illegally rather than download it to their computer and take up valuable space.
How to Download and Open Torrent Files on Windows 11/10
Downloading torrent files to your computer is easier than you might think. The following information will tell you everything you need to know:
1]Download a torrent client
To download a torrent file, you must first download a Torrent client. There are several, but we prefer to follow the open-source ones. With this in mind, we suggest you use qBitorrent. Visit qbittorrent.org and immediately download the client to your computer.
After installation, you should be good to go.
2]Download the torrent file
If you want a place that only stores legal torrent files, we recommend Vuze Studio Network. There are many files to download from this website, so find and choose the right one or those for whatever you want to do.
3]Download the entire torrent
When it’s time to download this torrent in full, you need to open qBitorrent and then click File> Add torrent file.
Find the file on your computer, select it, and then tap Open.
The next step is to choose the location where you want the download to go and then tap Okay, and immediately the download process should begin.
If there are not enough people sharing this file (seeders), the process may take a while.
Is the torrent illegal?
No, not really – it isn’t. Yes, the term is “associated” with piracy, but the act itself is not illegal, only the files you choose to download will decide whether it is illegal or not. While some sites only offer legitimate content that they own the copyright to or things that are in the public domain, many offer pirated movies, music, songs and books, etc. You should check with the law in your country to see what you are downloading is legal. The responsibility for downloading illegal files lies entirely with you, as people who run websites hosting BitTorrents can easily escape the maze of computers claiming their innocence.
Read: I know what you download from torrents.