I forgot my UI lock password

okeatime edited this page Dec 24, 2016 · 10 revisions
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You locked the qBittorrent user interface and forgot the password you used? Don't worry, you can recover from this.

  1. Exit or kill qBittorrent process
  2. Open the preference file with a text editor.
    Windows
    %APPDATA%\qBittorrent\qbittorrent.ini = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\qBittorrent\qbittorrent.ini
    Linux
    ~/.config/qBittorrent/qBittorrent.conf
    macOS
    ~/.config/qBittorrent/qbittorrent.ini

  3. Remove the following lines:

    [Locking]
    password=<encrypted_password>
    locked=true
  4. Save the file
  5. Start qBittorrent again

Before qBittorrent v3.3.6 on macOS

  1. Exit or kill qBittorrent process
  2. Open a terminal and run the following command:

    defaults delete com.qbittorrent.qBittorrent Locking.locked
    defaults delete com.qbittorrent.qBittorrent Locking.password
  3. Start qBittorrent again