A magnet file extension is related to various peer to peer networks. A magnet file refer to resources available for download.

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MAGNET file extension - Magnet link

What is magnet file? How to open magnet files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

The magnet file extension is associated with the Bittorrent, eDonkey, DC++  and other peer to peer file sharing systems.

The magnet file stores magnet link that refer to resources available for download via peer-to-peer networks.

It is stored in simple text format and editable in any text editor.

Updated: June 6, 2022

The default software associated to open magnet file:

uTorrent icon

BitTorrent, Inc. logouTorrent  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
BitTorrent, Inc.

µTorrent is the world's most popular BitTorrent client. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange. Multilanguage software.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to open *.magnet links.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .magnet file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Find conversions from magnet file:

magnet to torrent

List of software applications associated to the .magnet file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open magnet file, edit magnet file, convert magnet file, view magnet file, play magnet file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting magnet files.

Software that open magnet file - Magnet link

Programs supporting the exension magnet on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open magnet file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with magnet file by default:
uTorrent small icon uTorrent
Other suggested software:
BitTorrent small icon BitTorrent

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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