How to Download Torrent Files

Used to the immediacy of hosting services that allow you to download any file in a couple of clicks, you are having some difficulties in understanding how to download Torrent files? Would you like a hand to correctly configure your program and some advice on the sites to use for searching for files? No problem, I'll be happy to help you do both.

Give me five minutes of your time, no more, and I will suggest both programs and search engines to use to download files at maximum speed from the network BitTorrent. I assure you that it is a very simple operation: all you have to do is visit one of the sites that I am about to recommend, look for the title of a program, a movie, a book or any other file you want to download and click on one of the links available for download.

You can download the files either through the use of file Torrent both through i magnet link: the first are small text files containing the "coordinates" of the files to be downloaded from the BitTorrent network; the latter are direct links (characterized by a magnet icon) that allow you to start downloading files from the BitTorrent network even in the absence of a support server (the so-called server tracker). For us users there are no big differences between these two download modes, so simply choose the one that seems most comfortable to you.

Where to Find Torrent Files

To make the most of the potential of the BitTorrent network it is necessary to download the right Torrent files, i.e. files that have a high number of font complete (cedar) to their credit. The more a file is shared, the faster its download will go. Another value to pay attention to is that of peer (i.e. that of total shares, even if not complete) but the parameter you need to pay more attention to is that of seeds.

At this point the question arises: how do you do a find Torrent files with another number of sources and shares? The answer lies in the Torrent search engines: sites and applications that query the databases of various Torrent servers to report to users the files that are most widespread within the BitTorrent network. Now I'll point out some of the most interesting of the moment.


Among the Torrent search engines that I highly recommend you try there is also Zooqle, which offers a selection of TV series, films, games, software and other content that can be downloaded from the BitTorrent network organized by categories. To use it, you can browse the contents according to their categories of belonging (by selecting one of the icon at the top) or you can directly search for a file using the search bar which is located at the top.

When you find content that interests you, click on its title and choose whether to download it via file .Torrent or via magnet link by clicking on the button Torrent file or on the button magnet.


To be taken into consideration there is also TorrentSeeker, a site that indexes the files present on dozens of Torrent sites among the most used in the world. How to use? It is so simple that there is no need to even explain it. All you have to do is connect to its home page, type the name of the file to search for in the appropriate bar and press Submit sulla tastiera of the computer.

After searching, select the file you want to download. On the page that opens, choose whether to start the download via file Torrent or whether to use the magnet link: in the first case, at the end of the download, you must open the file with the .torrent extension by double clicking on it and giving the OK to start the download in your BitTorrent client. If you click on the magnet link, the BitTorrent client will start automatically and the download will start within a few seconds.

Bit Che

Bit Che is not a search engine like the ones I pointed out earlier. It is, in fact, a real software (available exclusively for Windows) that allows you to search for .Torrent files on many Torrent sites simultaneously and download them in a few clicks.

To download Bit Che on your PC, connect to its official website and click on the red button Download Now. Then open the file bit_che_xx_install.exe you just downloaded to your PC and click the button first Yes e poi quello forward. Then put the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and finish the software installation process by pressing on first forward for four consecutive times and then on end.

Once installation is complete, start Bit Che and set the use of the Italian language. Then select i Torrent sites that you intend to use to search for files (via the left sidebar) and start the search for the file of your interest using the appropriate bar located at the top left. When the search is complete, sort the results by the number of Seeders o Leechers pressing on the appropriate tabs and download the .Torrent file that interests you most by double clicking on its icon. At this point, take the .Torrent file you just downloaded, give it to your trusted Torrent client and enjoy the download!

Please note: if one or more Torrent sites are inaccessible, try to change the DNS of your connection and set them to Google DNS or OpenDNS. In this way you will be able to bypass the censorship of the Italian providers that prevent you from accessing some Torrent sites. I also point out that many sites dedicated to Torrent files are full of advertising banners or pop-ups: if you open pages that invite you to download programs or plugins for your browser, ignore them, they are certainly promotional software if not downright malicious !

Programs to Download Torrent Files

Have you ever heard of uTorrent? I bet yes, on the other hand it is the most used BitTorrent client in the world (at least in the Windows environment) but, if I can, I advise you to leave it alone. With the progress of the versions it has become full of advertising banners and its installation package offers the download of many useless promotional programs. Better, in my humble opinion, to contact alternative software such as those listed below.

qBitTorrent (Windows/Mac/Linux)

qBitTorrent which is free, open source and does not have any advertising content in it. It is also equipped with an internal search engine that allows you to find files on many sites in the BitTorrent world without having to open the browser. It is compatible not only with Windows, but also with macOS and Linux.

To download qBitTorrent on your PC, connect to its official website and click on the item first 32-bit & 64-bit installers which is next to the Windows flag and then on the entry Download qBittorrent Windows. When the download is complete, open the file qbittorrent_xx_setup.exe and click first Yes and then OK e forward. So put a check mark next to the entry I accept the license conditions click her cousin forward twice in a row and then on Install e end to conclude the setup.

I use a Poppy? In this case, to download qBitTorrent on your computer you must connect to the program's website and first click on the item DMG placed next to the Apple logo and then on the item Download qBittorrent Mac OS X present on the page that opens. Next, you need to open the dmg package which contains qBitTorrent and drag the software into the folder Applications of macOS. At the first launch of qBitTorrent, to bypass macOS restrictions on applications from non-certified developers, right-click on the application icon and select the item apri give the menu check if you press.

To find files on the BitTorrent network using qBitTorrent's internal search engine, select the item Search engine from the menu View of the program. Then answer Yes to the installation request of Python and wait a few seconds for the procedure to be completed (not necessary on Mac).

At this point, select the tab Research from the main screen of qBitTorrent and start the search for the files you want to download using the appropriate bar at the top. When the search results appear, be sure to sort them by the number of seeders (i.e. complete sources available) and start the download of a file by double clicking on its name and pressing the button OK.

Transmission (Mac/Linux/Windows)

If you use a Mac, I also recommend Transmission which is very light, very easy to use and does not include any advertising content. To download it to your computer, connect to its official website and click on the link first Download now and then on the voice Transmission-x.xx.dmg . Then open the package dmg that contains the application and drag its icon to the folder Applications to complete the installation.

Transmission is also available for Windows, but personally on the Microsoft operating system I recommend you to use qBitTorrent or, if you really have to, uTorrent.

How to Download Torrent Files at Maximum Speed

To function properly, BitTorrent clients must be configured appropriately for the speed of your Internet connection. Also you need to access the router configuration panel e open doors that Torrent clients use to accommodate incoming connections. Without these precautions you will have very low download speeds even if you use .Torrent files with many sources active.

To open the ports in the router, you need to access the configuration panel of the latter and you need to create a new rule related to the port used by your Torrent client. To access the router, usually just open the browser (eg. Chrome or Firefox) and type the address or the address Then you have to type the combination of username e password necessary to access the router management panel (usually admin / admin o admin / password) and you need to access the section relating toport forwarding or to virtual server to start creating a new rule or new virtual server.

To know which ports are used by Torrent clients, instead, just access their settings. For example in qBitTorrent just go to the menu Tools> Options I will select the voice Connection from the side bar of the sinistra.

If any steps are not clear to you or you want some more information, read my guide on how to open router ports in which I explained how to open ports on various router models and take a look at my tutorial on how speed up Torrent where, instead, I gave you some "tips" to speed up the download speed on the BitTorrent network as much as possible.

Below, however, if you need them, you will also find tutorials in which I dealt specifically with various brands of routers. As you well know, in fact, each brand of router has a configuration menu structured in a different way and therefore an ad hoc guide could come in handy.

  • How will I configure Netgear router
  • How to configure TP-Link router
  • How to configure D-Link router
  • How to configure TIM router
  • How will I configure Infostrada router
  • How to configure Fastweb router

Speed ​​is important, but so is safety. Speaking of which, I highly recommend using one VPN, that is, a virtual private network, which allows you to download Torrent files anonymously, without being tracked by ISPs or malicious people. Among the VPN services you can rely on, I would like to point out NordVPN (which I told you well here) e Surfshark, which allow you to download and browse online by disguising your IP with hundreds of servers scattered around the world. They are compatible with a wide range of devices (PC / Mac, smartphone, tablet etc.) and cost very little.

ATTENTION: illegally downloading copyrighted files is a crime. It is absolutely not my intention to encourage piracy and therefore I do not take any responsibility for the use that may be made of the information in this tutorial.