For some users of Windows 11/10, there will come a time when they want to download torrent files to their computer. However, they might not know how to get this done; but such folks should not worry because we have the remedy.
What is Torrenting?
Torrenting is basically using Peer-to-Peer to share and download files on the web. The more people sharing a single file, the faster it is to download. We should point out that P2P traffic was around 70 percent of internet traffic over a decade ago. But that is no longer the case because it now sits at 3 percent today.
Some say the decline has a lot to do with the crackdown on many of the popular illegal torrent websites. But we do not agree with such statements at all. We believe it has much to do with streaming than anything else. In the past, folks had to download several movies, music, among other things, illegally. But these days, they can easily visit several websites to stream content illegally rather than download them 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 explain everything you need to know:
1] Download a torrent client
In order to download a torrent file, you must first download a Torrent client. There are several of them, but we prefer to go along with the open-source ones. With that in mind, we’ve suggest you use qBitorrent. Visit qbittorrent.org and download the client to your computer right away.
After installation, you should be good to go.
2] Download the torrent file
If you want a place that only stores legal torrent files, then we want to recommend Vuze Studio Network. There are many files to download from that website, so search around and pick the one(s) that makes sense for whatever you want to do.
3] Download the torrent in full
When it is time to download this torrent in its entirety, you must open qBitorrent, then click File > Add Torrent File.
Look for the file on your computer, select it, then hit Open.
The next step is to choose the location where you want the download to go, then hit OK, and right away, the download process should begin.
If there are not enough people sharing this file (seeders), it may take a while for the process to complete.
Is Torrenting illegal?
No, not really – it is not. Yes, the term is ‘associated’ with piracy, but the act itself is not illegal, just the files you choose to download will decide if it is illegal or not. While some sites offer only legitimate content whose copyright they hold or things that are in the public domain, many offer pirated movies, music, songs, and books, etc. You should check with the law of your land to see what you are downloading is legal. The responsibility of downloading illegal files rests completely with you as the people who run websites hosting BitTorrents can easily get away in the maze of computers by claiming innocence.