I'm using Transmission on EOs and I've downloaded a bunch of torrent files which ended up my Download folder in my /home.

I'd like now to move the files to my external hard drive without breaking the link and contribute to further sharing upload of these files.

What should I do?

  • Move the entire torrent download folder to your external HD(mv /home/user/Download/torrent /media/torrent) and create a symlink (ln -s /media/torrent /home/user/Download/torrent) – user34720 Dec 23 '14 at 15:23
  • Maybe Transmission has a setting for where it looks for torrent files? – Faheem Mitha Dec 23 '14 at 15:34

The easiest way I found was to select all torrents in Transmission, then go to the menu Torrent > Set Location and then choose the desired location for torrents. After which, Transmission takes care of moving torrents.


You can move them and change their destination folders in torrent client to a new ones. Then run recheck Torrent menu >> Verify Local Data and torrents should find your files in new folder.

  • Is it file specific or doesn't this change the torrent location for all the torrents in consequence (which would be undesirable)? – ThePhi Dec 16 '18 at 7:59

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