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[Fixed] qBittorrent issue with portability - downloads don't survive drive letter change

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Zomnut
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[Fixed] qBittorrent issue with portability - downloads don't survive drive letter change

To be a truly portable app, should torrent data not correctly move with the drive? Once a torrent is added, the download path is absolute, not relative to the portable app, so if you move to another computer and get assigned a different dive letter you lose the progress download so far. Thoughts?

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Indeed

Yes, this is a bug. I took a look through the launcher, and all settings files, but couldn't find where that information is saved. I have a feeling it might be in %PAL:DataDir%\settings\AppData_qBittorrent\qBittorrent-resume.ini, but I can't figure out how to convert the information in that file to human-readable text to find out.

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A clue...

Looking through the qBittorrent code, I would guess that it is a UTF string encoded into ASCII using the Qstring library from Qt. Looks like a good place to start anyway.

https://github.com/cdumez/qBittorrent/blob/master/src/torrentpersistentd...

edit: On further inspection, it looks more like QSettings, of type IniFormat. http://qt.developpez.com/doc/4.4/qsettings/

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qBittorrent issue with portability - downloads don't survive dri

Hi, have this been resolve? I downloaded the installer and still cannot install it. Looking forward to hear good news.

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Fixed in 2.9.7 Rev 2

Support for portablizing the path is added in 2.9.7 Rev 2 through some custom code I wrote. It supports portablization of the drive letter only, so if you move paths, download resumption will not work between sessions.

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