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I need to move a couple of torrent transmissions to another idle computer. I have copied all the downloading files into (equivalent) ~/Downloads of machine 2 but the Transmission client on machine 2 fails to recognize the torrent files of machine 1.

So it seems that I need also to export/import other torrent files. Just wondering which and where they are?

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  1. Copy the .torrent files to a staging area.
  2. Open the torrent files in machine 2.
  3. Pause the torrent.
  4. Move the partially completed torrents from machine 1 where machine 2 has started them - in ubuntu this is ~/.config/transmission/torrents by default
  5. Force recheck or "Verify local data".

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This post completes your answer for ubuntu (#2) – hnns Sep 17 '11 at 5:58
thanks, I was about to type that in but SI was throwing the error - the location should be " ~/.config/transmission/torrents " . I'd note my steps work with nearly any torret client, not just transmission :) – Journeyman Geek Sep 17 '11 at 6:15
I can't find the "force recheck" function in Transmission for Ubuntu... I know uTorrent has this option, but Transmission doesn't seem to. It has verify local data but that only seems to verify the data Transmission thinks it has downloaded... – Steven Roose Aug 4 '12 at 9:54
Edited answer to fit. I don't have transmission installed, but apparently its called verify local data. – Journeyman Geek Aug 4 '12 at 9:59

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