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I am new here, but used bit comet a long time. my computer crushed and i had to format it and install win 7 ultimate again.

I installed bit comet 1.40, but when trying to download torrents by pressing the "get this torrent" button I got the following error notification:

unable to open this helper application for


the protocol specified in this address is not valid

make sure the address is correct and try again

i am using ADSL Edimax N300 modem router which is connected to the computer by line

for long time before the computer crushed bit comet worked perfectly so I don't understand why it stopped working

please help

many thank in advance,rbea


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That's not a torrent it's a magnet URI. You can either copy the link and paste it into bitcomet, or install browser integration so your browser knows how to open magnet links. I'd recommend using Google Chrome or mozilla firefox browser, but if you want to use Internet explorer that will work too. You can install the integration in BitComet>Options>integration, then select which browser you want to use with BitComet.

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