How to configure Jackett plugin

Diego de las Heras edited this page Sep 16, 2018 · 3 revisions

qBittorrent comes with few of search plugins. Although it is enough for most users, if you wish to add more search engines you can configure the Jackett plugin.

Jackett provides support for almost 300 torrent sites (public and private).

Disable Jackett plugin

By default, Jackett plugin is enabled. If you want to disable it, follow the next steps:

  1. In Search tab, click in the Search plugins... button (bottom right)
  2. Right click over the Jackett plugin
  3. Uncheck the Enabled checkbox
  4. Close the modal window

Configuration file

Jackett plugin uses an external configuration file. This allows to update the plugin without losing the settings.

The file jackett.json should be located in qBittorrent search engines folder:

  • Windows: %localappdata%\qBittorrent\nova3\engines\
  • Linux: ~/.local/share/data/qBittorrent/nova3/engines/
  • OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/qBittorrent/nova3/engines/

Note: If you use Python 2 instead of Python 3, replace nova3 with nova

Note 2: If the file doesn't exist, you can create it copying the following json:

    "api_key": "YOUR_API_KEY_HERE", 
    "tracker_first": false, 
    "url": ""

Configuration properties

Property Default value Description
api_key YOUR_API_KEY_HERE Jackett API Key (you can find it on top of Jackett UI)
tracker_first false (false/true) add tracker name to the beginning of search result
url Jackett URL (without the end slash)


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