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qBittorrent - How to add categories

This basic example is based on the use of docker images

Keep in mind the path are set up so it works with hardlinks and instant moves.

More info HERE


Pick one path layout and use it for all of them.

It doesn't matter if you prefer to use /data, /shared, /storage or whatever.

The screenshots in the examples use the following root path /data

!qBittorrent - Add Categories

  1. Click on the left under categories with your left mouse button.
  2. Click on Add category

!qBittorrent - New Categories

  1. Enter your category.
  2. Enter your save path subfolder (keep it simple and recognizable)

You don't need to add the full path under Save Path, it will use the root download path that you've set up in Options => Saving Management => Default Save Path:.

Paths and Categories Breakdown

!qBittorrent - Paths and Categories Breakdown

Downloads do not go into the category folder

Downloads do not go into the category folder

When your downloads end up in /data/torrents/ and not in /data/torrents/{tv|movies|music} then you probably forgot to change Default Torrent Management Mode: to Automatic

!qBittorrent - Default Torrent Management Mode

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