How can I change a torrent's display name which appears in the torrent client before or after I start any download?

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    Openly sharing screenshots depicting illegal downloading of copyrighted materials using your real name may not be the wisest decision.
    – 0xDAFACADE
    Aug 26, 2014 at 0:28

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Mark the torrent you want to rename and press [F2].


With qbittorrent it's a simple right click -> rename.


You can use the BEncode Editor to edit the torrent file before adding to your Bittorrent Client.

You have to change "name" attribut under "info":


  • After changing the file name under the "name" attribute in BEncode; seems like the torrent file is damaged as the download does not start. Am I missing something here? (Damaged hashcodes etc.) Aug 25, 2014 at 12:08
  • I did just test it and it worked. Perhaps there are no peers available.
    – Michael
    Aug 25, 2014 at 12:21
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    No, you can't edit the name directly in the .torrent-file. That will change the´hash of the torrent and make it impossible to find the other peers in the swarm.
    – Encombe
    Aug 26, 2014 at 0:39

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