Sunday, January 15, 2012

Torrent Magnet Link and Google Chrome Howto

Tech Blog - Here is a quick howto on associating your Google Chrome browser and Vuze with magnet link, since The Pirate Bay will soon stop hosting torrent files but will only provide magnet link, it will be wise for your convenience to make sure your browser associate the magnet link with your torrent client.

On Windows Vista

  1. Go to run -> type regedit
  2. File -> Export (to backup before you edit, in case something goes wrong)
  3. After backing up your registry, look for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > magnet > shell > open > command > Default (double click on Default, on right pane)
  4. Enter "C:\Program Files\Vuze\Azureus.exe" "%1" with quotes if your using Vuze otherwise use the path to your torrent client, click ok then your done, everytime you click on a magnet link Chrome will associate it with you torrent client.

Hope this help.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, it's very helpful!

Anonymous said...

So simple and helpful instructions. I was tired to see uTorrent dialog trying to use Vuze + Chrome and download torrents from magnetic links...

Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

+ 1 Perfect Answer

Anonymous said...

For me it wasn't enought. I also needed to change "magnet" from true to false in Local State file, then it works fine

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