Anytime I download a torrent file its a .exe

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BipolarNick, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. BipolarNick macrumors newbie

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    Just got a macbook pro and anytime I try to download a torrent - it is a .exe file. Is this a default setting or how do I change it so it downloads into the correct data.
     
  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    seriously?

    first of all, don’t torrent. but if you want to, you have to download mac torrents. By this i mean you have to find a torrent for a program that is for mac.
     
  3. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I am going to assume you are discussing 'legal' torrents here (as in software distributed by torrent by the author/publisher).

    if what you are getting are .exe's then sounds like you are downloading windows versions (I guess you are running Mac OSX).

    You need to look for the Mac version, if available.

    (we are not getting into a discussion of illegal downloads here just for the record)
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You're not downloading a torrent if you're downloading an exe file.
     
  5. BipolarNick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is legal and they are mac torrents and I still get .exe. I did before on my macbook for purchases and stuff and now its doing this. I was just wondering if anyone had any clues. Thanks.
     
  6. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    you are downloading windows programs. You cannot convince us otherwise, its true.
     
  7. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    you're downloading windows programs

    it has nothing to do with settings
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Is the torrent file you're referring to the download client or the files you intend to download?

    Let's start with: What client are you downloading with?

    Next: Where the heck are you getting the .torrent files from?
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    LOL!

    He's probably trying to download photoshop and keeps grabbing the Windows version.
     
  10. frenchie0101 macrumors 6502

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    deffo windows "programs" mac programs are .DMG
     
  11. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    No. That's a disk image. OS X applications are .app.
     
  12. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    you could also give us the link to the torrent so that we see if it's a win or mac program ... if it's a legal soft ;)
     
  13. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    If the torrent site is giving you exes as torrent files themselves, then you have a serious problem.

    Lucky you're not on Windows, or you'd have viruses running rampant already.
     
  14. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    I think that he means the .torrent file is downloading as a .exe so won't open in the torrent client ?

    Which client are you using?
     
  15. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe he's finding trojans/malware masquerading as popular torrent searches?

    An example of what he's been trying to torrent/search for would be useful, unless it's incriminating of course ;)
     
  16. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    To clarify:

    Windows programms end with .exe

    Mac Disk Images with .DMG and apps are .app


    And the only place I can think of that has a seperate mac section is thepirate bay :/
     
  17. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    If this is a case try this OP.

    Right click the torrent file and then hold down alt until "Open With" changes to it "Always open with" then select Transmission or whichever Torrent client you use.

    [​IMG]

    Note : The torrent file used for this screenshot was a legal torrent from Legaltorrents.com :)
     
  18. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    demonoid has a mac section. and windows images are .iso
     

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