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I can't get Firefox to recognize Magnet links. How do I fix this? Thanks.

I can't get Firefox to recognize Magnet links. How do I fix this? Thanks.

Chosen solution

Do you have a program installed on Windows that has registered this protocol?

Try to rename (or delete) the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox profile folder to reset all file actions.

You can also check the network.protocol-handler prefs about:config page to see if there are any that show as user set (bold).

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Question owner

I receive the error: Firefox can't find the file at magnet:?xt=urn:btih:a005a480e829bd9bb0cf797f1aef1dba4b4e9ca0&dn=MOVIES&tr=udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com/&tr=udp://tracker.ccc.de/&tr=http://tracker.torrentbay.to:6969/announce&tr=udp://tracker.istole.it/&tr=http://www.h33t.com:3310/announce&tr=http://cpleft.com:2710/announce&tr=http://puto.me:6969/announce&tr=http://tracker.coppersurfer.tk:6969/announce.
Diego Victor 658 solutions 4175 answers

Could you post the link of the page?

Could you post the link of the page?

Question owner

Firefox can't find the file at magnet:?xt=urn:btih:BB1C58005B395C826DD281A76CEC287749BCF135&dn=national+geographic+usa+march+2014&tr=udp://tracker.istole.it:80/announce&tr=udp://open.demonii.com:1337.

Firefox can't find the file at magnet:?xt=urn:btih:BB1C58005B395C826DD281A76CEC287749BCF135&dn=national+geographic+usa+march+2014&tr=udp://tracker.istole.it:80/announce&tr=udp://open.demonii.com:1337.
Diego Victor 658 solutions 4175 answers

Did you install some torrent manager? Go to Tools >> Options >> Applications >> look for torrent and try change the action to it option

Did you install some torrent manager? Go to '''Tools''' >> '''Options''' >> '''Applications''' >> look for torrent and try change the action to it option

Question owner

No, no torrent manager inside of Firefox.

No, no torrent manager inside of Firefox.
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Chosen Solution

Do you have a program installed on Windows that has registered this protocol?

Try to rename (or delete) the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox profile folder to reset all file actions.

You can also check the network.protocol-handler prefs about:config page to see if there are any that show as user set (bold).

Do you have a program installed on Windows that has registered this protocol? *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol Try to rename (or delete) the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox profile folder to reset all file actions. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/mimeTypes.rdf *http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions#Resetting_download_actions You can also check the network.protocol-handler prefs <b>about:config</b> page to see if there are any that show as user set (bold).

Question owner

That solved the problem, needed to use the second key and the renaming of the mimetypes file. Now it works. Thank you!

That solved the problem, needed to use the second key and the renaming of the mimetypes file. Now it works. Thank you!