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Author:  freakaz01d [ Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:05 pm ]
Post subject:  downloading certain files of a batch torrent

how do i only download certain files from a batch torrent?lets say there are 20 files in the torrent but i only need 2 how do i do this without downloading the rest?

Author:  Guest [ Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:16 am ]
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1. As soon as you start the download, click "Pause"
(It may not be necessary, I'm not sure)

2. Click on "Details"

3. Right-click on the file/files you don't want and choose "download never"

Happy torrenting! :D


Author:  Guest [ Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:57 pm ]
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Hello. I want to download certain files from a torrent too. I clicked pause, then details, then I right-clicked on the files that I didn't want to download but there was no options to choose, nothing appeared :( I use BitTorrent S-5.8.3 (SHADOW's experimental).
I hope you can help me. Thanks in advance!!! :wink:

Author:  Guest [ Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:48 am ]
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You need a newer version of Shadow's BT client (now called BitTornado). You can find it at

Author:  captormoon [ Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:38 pm ]
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i tried to dl only some of the batch download, however Bittornado keeps on searching for the files that I don't want to download. "IO error: unable to open "the file I DON'T want to download" The whole torrent stops working. How do I keep this from happening?

Author:  Amberwolf [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:29 pm ]
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This "feature" appears to have issues due to the way filespace is allocated, as several other threads reporting problems with it show.

0.3.17 has the same problem. Apparently a possible patch has been posted in this thread:
Forum=Major Problems, Thread=IO Error using pre-allocate and priority list
but I have no idea how to add that patch to the program. :(

(too bad I can't just link to the thread so you don't have to dig thru the forum for it, but links are apparently not allowed in posts)

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