I forgot my UI lock password

Chocobo1 edited this page Apr 27, 2018 · 12 revisions

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> (this can be decrypted at https://www.md5online.org/)
locked=true
  1. Save the file
  2. 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
  1. Start qBittorrent again
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