If you want to download torrents - small files that are make up a much larger file, delivered in part as a "swarm" to many users at the same time - you have to have a torrent client. A torrent client is a simple software program that manages your torrent downloads and uploads, helps you find files, and even organizes your download library.
Once you have your torrent client installed, you're ready to search for torrents. Many torrent clients offer you the ability to search for torrents from multiple sites directly from the client itself. You can also use the Web to search for torrents, such as torrent search engines or torrent sites.
Once you've found the torrent file you want to download, simply click "download this file". Your Web browser will usually ask you what you want to do with this program; make sure you select the torrent client that you just downloaded in order to download and manage it.
If your Web browser for some reason does NOT ask you what you want to do with this file, save the file to an easily accessible spot on your computer, such as a special folder that you've designated specifically for torrent files. That way, it will be easier to find and organize. Once you have the torrent file tethered on your computer, you can use your torrent client to find and download the torrent. Note: it's easiest to search for torrents from within a torrent client, if this option is available. Most of the clients on this list give you the ability to search multiple torrent sites at once, track your torrent downloads, and organize them just the way you want them.
While searching for torrents and P2P sharing technology is completely legal, many of the torrent files that you will come across on the Web are actually copyrighted. Copyright law in the United States and other countries (excluding Canada) puts these torrent files and downloading these torrent files at risk for legal action, including lawsuits. Please use common sense and know your local laws before using torrent technology.
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