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Restore previous, useful behavior for "Open download location" #9828

b9AcE opened this Issue Nov 7, 2018 · 2 comments


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b9AcE commented Nov 7, 2018

Please provide the following information

qBittorrent version and Operating System

"qBittorrent v4.1.3 (64-bit)"
"Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64-bit)"

If on linux, libtorrent and Qt version

(type here)

What is the problem

Some recent version of qBittorrent changed from "Open destination folder" opening the actual subdirectory containing the data of each selected torrent,

What is the expected behavior

For the "Open destination folder" to do what is useful and expected, it should revert to the previous behavior and open the subdirectory containing each torrent's data instead of the general download location once per each selected torrent, which Windows merges into just once.

Steps to reproduce

Select one or more torrents, right-click and choose "Open destination folder", get the general download location instead of the actual desitnation of the torrents' data.

Extra info(if any)

I assumed this change was by mistake as it made no sense to break the "Open destination folder" like this and therefore I just waited for it to be reverted to the previous useful functionality, but this has not happened.
Previously one could use this functionality to select all the torrents matching some criteria (a search filter,
a tag, etc) easily in the 10-50 torrents range and then this option would open the directory containing the data for each of those torrents, so that one could easily access and further act on that data, such as drag'n'drop to playlists, etc. Now, one must select each torrent, go to the download-pane and click the subdirectory that contains the data, which takes several seconds per torrent instead of the previous single click for at least tens of torrents.
Now, as most people with many torrents will have one single download location for the hundreds of torrents or more, the "Open download location" option just opens that same location once per each of those maybe 50 torrents, which recent versions of Windows will merge into just once anyway.
If for some weird reason this was the intended change, at least introduce e.g. a setting in the "Options" → "Behavior" to restore the previous useful behavior, similarly to there being an option under "Options" → "Downloads" for "Create subfolder for torrents with multiple files".


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thalieht commented Nov 7, 2018

Duplicate of #7720

@thalieht thalieht marked this as a duplicate of #7720 Nov 7, 2018


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Piccirello commented Nov 10, 2018

Closing duplicate

@Piccirello Piccirello closed this Nov 10, 2018

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