Is it possible to manually override a rejected release?


Sonarr version (exact version):
Mono version (if Sonarr is not running on Windows):
OS: Linux Synology DSM 6.2.1-23824 Update 4
Description of issue:

When I execute a manual search and from the result list I want to download a file that is identified as « rejected release », I cannot override this flag. Is there a way to do it. Thank you.


Depends on why it was rejected.

You can’t currently override a release that was rejected because Sonarr couldn’t determine which series it’s for.


Last time it was rejected because of the language. « Iscelandic » is not in the list and there is no « any language » choice either.


Sonarr doesn’t have any knowledge of Icelandic as a language, so it wouldn’t reject for that, unless you made it a required word.

Not sure what you mean.

In Manual Search you can press the download button to forcibly grab it if Sonarr rejects it for the language or for not containing a required term.


But that’s it! Sonarr does not permit the override, no button is showing, because the file is a rejected release.


@padio: It is what @markus101 said. Sonnar can’t identify the series as the one you are searching for. Based on that picture I believe you did the reverse of the below. You are looking for the second series “Trapped (2015)” and that result is for “Trapped” the original or first series with that name (at least, as far as Sonarr can tell).

From Trapped not downloaded


Thanks beardman your right.
The screen grab was showing the wrong title, but it was only to point out that the download button is not present to forcibly grab the file.

Here is another grab with the right file, but it is still not available to download.


@padio, I see. What does it say if you hover your cursor over the :exclamation: on that release?


Release Rejected

  • Unknown Series


worse case if you cant get sonarr to download it

click on the title, it will take you to the indexer site, download the torrent file, or copy the magnet link from there

when adding that to your download client set the final download directory to be the one youre using for sonarr downloads (typically its the category name) so that it sees it as one of its own

once its finished youll have to manually import if it cant work out which series its for though but thats not difficult, you may also have to cleanup the job in the download client


Okay, so… I assume you are trying to get the episode for the show that airs on RÚV. Looking on TVDB you can see why there is an issue:

There are two shows title “Trapped” and one of them is a duplicate of the “correct” show “Trapped (2015)”

Try deleting the show and adding Trapped (2015) instead.

You could also try to get the duplicate removed from the TVDB. Or do what @rhom said. of course, you will probably have that problem every episode if you don’t have the correct show.


Thank you guys!

Thank you Rhom it was exactly the workaround I was using.

Thanks Beardman, I deleted the the title Trapped and replaced it with Trapped (2015) and it did the job.

It has been really healpfull, thank you.


You are very welcome, @padio. Glad it is working now.

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