OT: IE Bit Torrent issues

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Chris Lukowski, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Hi guys,

    I just installed the new XP Service Pack 2 RC1 and it
    messed with how Internet Explorer handles Bit Torrent
    files. For those of you who don't have it, Bit Torrent is
    a combination file sharing program and download manager.
    Files are posted on websites with a .torrent extention,
    which I assume amount to instructions for the Bit Torrent
    download app. When clicked, the files used to download
    and run, causing the download app to run, but now that I
    installed SP2, IE attempts to open the file and display
    it as if it were opened in Notepad, displaying a bunch of
    text and gibberish. Funny thing is, if I choose to save
    the .torrent file on my Desktop and double click it
    there, the program runs normally. Does anybody know if
    there is anything I can do to stop IE from trying to
    display the files code and have it just run the stuff
    normally? Any advice would be greatly appreciated...

    Thanks,
    Chris L.
     
    Chris Lukowski, Apr 8, 2004
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  2. Chris Lukowski

    Spyke Guest

    Re: IE Bit Torrent issues

    "Chris Lukowski" <> wrote in message
    news:175ff01c41da9$4bde12a0$...
    > Hi guys,
    >
    > I just installed the new XP Service Pack 2 RC1 and it
    > messed with how Internet Explorer handles Bit Torrent
    > files. For those of you who don't have it, Bit Torrent is
    > a combination file sharing program and download manager.
    > Files are posted on websites with a .torrent extention,
    > which I assume amount to instructions for the Bit Torrent
    > download app. When clicked, the files used to download
    > and run, causing the download app to run, but now that I
    > installed SP2, IE attempts to open the file and display
    > it as if it were opened in Notepad, displaying a bunch of
    > text and gibberish. Funny thing is, if I choose to save
    > the .torrent file on my Desktop and double click it
    > there, the program runs normally. Does anybody know if
    > there is anything I can do to stop IE from trying to
    > display the files code and have it just run the stuff
    > normally? Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris L.


    Try reinstalling the BitTorrent software and see if that fixes it. It works
    for me and I installed BitTorrent after SP2 RC1

    Cheers,
    Spyke
     
    Spyke, Apr 8, 2004
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  3. Chris Lukowski

    Fawkes Guest

    Re: Re: IE Bit Torrent issues

    I've been having the same problem but found a work around. If
    reinstall doesn't work, which it didn't for me, try this:

    Instead of clicking the torrent link as usual, right click and 'sav
    target as', choose your download location and change 'save as type' t
    'all files'. Click 'save', then when the download completes (happen
    quickly) click 'open', or simply double click the torrent link you jus
    saved, and this will launch the usual torrent process. It's a pain bu
    it works!

    ht

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