I recently setup rtorrent/ruTorrent on a raspberry pi. This device is connected into my network. Torrent downloads go into an SMB network share, that is mounted to the raspberry pi as /media/downloads. Torrent files (.torrent) are stored in /media/downloads/torrents/

All works well, except one thing, that I don't seem to be able to find documentation for.

If creating a torrent using ruTorrent, the "Source" input textbox points to the path /home/pi/ Similarly, if adding a torrent, clicking on the "Directory" input textbox also gives /home/pi
Neither of these have . or .. in the dropdown listbox, so it is not possible to navigate to the /media/downloads/ or /media/downloads/torrents/

I have looked in .rtorrent.rc and also in /var/www/rutorrent/conf/config.php, tried changing things like basedir and $topDirectory, nothing seems to have any effect.

Where is the base directory /home/pi/ stored, and how do I reconfigure it to the network share?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.