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Torrent is locked

Post by dramas » Nov 15th, '21, 02:31

What does it mean when you download a torrent and there is a lock beside it.

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Re: torrent is locked

Post by Rick » Nov 15th, '21, 11:56

dramas wrote: Nov 15th, '21, 02:31 What does it mean when you download a torrent and there is a lock beside it.
That's impossible to answer without knowing what torrent app you're using.

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Re: torrent is locked

Post by Keiko1981 » Nov 15th, '21, 12:29

Is it the Magnet Link?
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Left = Download and save the torrent file on your computer.
Right = A Magnet Link (Will automatically open the torrent in your client.)

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Re: Torrent is locked

Post by dramas » Nov 17th, '21, 00:54

No, its actually a closed lock icon on the right side of the torrent after you download it to your torrent app. It happens if you download the torrent file or the magnet link. But Rick, the Global Moderator, responded to me and explained what is going on. This is what Rick said:

Mod Edit - Rick - PMs are private for a reason, if I wanted to reply publicly I would have done it here. This is basic etiquette.

It's interesting because it is a standard torrent download from Nyaa and this is the second one that I downloaded that is locked so I guess some of them are only able to be downloaded by certain people. I think it would happen with other torrent apps also from what I just googled about it.
I learned something new!

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