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BeowulfPosted at 2018-04-12 13:35:13(30 wks ago)     1
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If you have any Utorrent or Bittorrent questions or issues -- anything at all, there's no such thing as a dumb question -- post them here and I and the other folks on the thread will do everything we can to help get it sorted out.


Tips & Tricks:

1. How to Disable the Ads in Utorrent.
1. In Utorrent’s upper left: “Options” > “Preferences” > “Advanced.”
2. On the alphabetical list, scroll down to:
a. "Offers.Featured_Content_Notifications_Enabled,"
b. "Offers.Left_Rail_Offer_Enabled,” and
c. "Offers.Sponsored_Torrent_Offer_Enabled"
3. Change all three settings from “True” to “False” and click “OK”.
4. Close and reopen Utorrent.


2. Read This Section; You'll Be Glad You Did.
For reasons passing understanding, the default settings of Utorrent don't include the Seeds and Peers columns. Let's fix that and otherwise customize your Utorrent:
1. First, under "Options," UN-checkmark the following: "Show Bundles" and "Show Plus Information."
2. Next, move the cursor onto any column heading (for example, "Name") and right-click.
3. On the list that pops up, un-check the useless columns like "Health" and "Playback" and "Rating" and "Label" and add checkmarks next to anything that seems interesting (if the new stuff turns out to suck, you can always just uncheck it again later).
4.  On that list, definitely add checkmarks next to the columns titled "Seeds" and "Peers". Since this is the most important data Utorrent provides, I have no idea why these columns aren't part of the default settings.
5. Finally, customize the left to right order of the columns by clicking column headings and dragging them where you want them.


3. How to check inside .zip/.rar files without fully downloading first
This will force the first/last pieces of the torrent to download first allowing you to see inside after only about 3-6% has downloaded.
1. In Utorrent’s upper left: “Options” > “Preferences” > “Advanced.”
2. Scroll down to: bt.prio_first_last_piece
3. Check true, then apply, then OK.
Should work 98% of the time.


4. How to Download a TV Season in Viewing Order (so you can start watching episodes way before the download’s finished).
1. First, in upper left of Utorrent: “Options” > “Preferences” > “UI Settings.” Check mark “use fine grained priorities” and click “Apply”.
2. Load a TV season torrent.
3. Utorrent bottom box, click “Files” tab.
4. RIGHT-click on 1st episode > “Priority” > Set to “15”.
5. RIGHT-click on Ep 2 and set Priority to 14; set ep 3 to 13, ep 4 to 12, etc. (or just highlight them all and choose "Prioritize by File Folder").
6. When the "%" column for an Ep reaches 100%, go ahead and watch it. You can even start watching the ep right from the files list just by double clicking it. Utorrent will finish downloading later eps while you watch the earlier ones -- pretty sweet, yeah?

PROTIP: To REALLY light a fire under the first 5/10/whatever eps, try setting the rest (temporarily) to "Don't Download," located right below "Priority" on the same menu. "Don't Download" is your way of assigning a zero Priority level to specific episodes. Don't worry, it's easy to turn those episodes back "on": just re-assign them a Priority number and Utorrent will instantly continue DL'ing them from wherever it left off.


5. How to Delete Utorrent's Incriminating Files.
Utorrent keeps a folder you probably don't know about to store the ".Torrent" files from your downloads. You should periodically delete these files, otherwise they leave a pretty incriminating history of your activities.

First, reset the destination for future .Torrent files to a place where you can easily find them:
1. Go into the folder where you put your downloads: right-click > "New" > "Folder." Name the new folder: ".Torrent Files"
2. In Utorrent's upper left: "Options" > "Preferences" > "Directories."
3. In the middle of the page, checkmark next to: "Store .Torrents In:"
4. To the right of the blank line below the checkmark, click the square w/ 3 dots on it. Locate your new .Torrents Files folder, click it, then click "Select Folder."
5. Click "OK."
From now on, your .Torrent files will go into that folder at the top of your list of downloads, where it'll be easy for you to find and empty.

Second, delete the .Torrent files already on your computer. These files are just ".Torrent" programs, so deleting them will NOT affect the movies, music, TV shows, etc., that you've downloaded:
1. In lower left of your computer, click "Start" button.
2. In Search Bar, copy and paste this: %APPDATA%\utorrent
3. If you get the result "No Items Match Your Search," scroll down and click "Show More Results," then on the next page "Computer," to expand the search computer wide. NOTE: the wording of this sequence may vary slightly depending on which OS your computer is using. If you get no search results, you basically want to figure out how to expand the search computer wide.
4. When you find the Folder, delete the files there.
NOTE: try not to delete the .Torrent files for any torrents you're currently Seeding, but if you accidentally do, it's no biggie: just go to the Torrent and click the magnet link as if you're downloading it for the first time, then Utorrent will automatically detect you already have the torrent, "Check" those files, then re-download the (tiny) .Torrent file and jump straight back to Seeding. No worries.


6. How to Use Utorrent to Send Movies Directly to Your Friends (Person to Person Torrent).
These are great for sending movies, etc. to people who don't know how to use torrents. I use it to send movies to my grandmother.   To do it, walk your grandma (or friend) through the Utorrent installation process, making sure to choose "custom install" and saying no to all the malware add-ons, then:
1. Click and drag the file folder of the movie, music or TV show you want to send on top of your Utorrent program and release.
2. Utorrent will automatically create a torrent and give you its URL.
3. Send the URL to your grandma.
4. At the URL, have her click on the green lettered words "magnet link". Tell her to ignore the big button that says "Download Now" (that's actually an ad) and also to ignore the glitch that says your computer's not on.

That's it, the movie's on its way to her!


7. Bells 'n Whistles: Boss Key, Tetris, THX.
1. Boss Button -- Need to hide all trace of Utorrent from nosy roommates/co-workers/bosses? No prob: "Options" > "Preferences" > "General". In the Privacy section, click into the Boss Key box and type A (or any convenient key) and click "Apply". Now Alt/A will toggle between being able to see Utorrent and completely hiding Utorrent, while still letting it do its job.
2. Got a minute to kill? Cool, in Utorrent upper left: "Help" > "About Utorrent" > click the "u" logo to hear THX audio sound. Now tap the "T" key to play Tetris, a game I totally suck at.

Original thread by Bretts_Dr and and revised by Keka_Umans

 
 
Nemesis43Posted at 2018-06-29 10:40:31(19 wks ago)     0
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Okay - this has me stumped for years now - WHY did I have to try every utorrent from current working backwards until I got to v2.04 that would work properly on my Win10 i5 laptop 12GB RAM.

Every possible version between current and 2.04 would not build a torrent over 8GB

I know this is a utorrent thread but also tried every available client working back from their current versions - none of those worked either

 
 
GodAndUlsterdonatedPosted at 2018-06-29 10:46:19(19 wks ago)     0
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Nemesis43 wrote:

Okay - this has me stumped for years now - WHY did I have to try every utorrent from current working backwards until I got to v2.04 that would work properly on my Win10 i5 laptop 12GB RAM.Every possible version between current and 2.04 would not build a torrent over 8GBI know this is a utorrent thread but also tried every available client working back from their current versions - none of those worked either

if i can remember uploading overa 9gb useing utorrent 2.2.1 works spot on,have you tried 2.2.1..........

 
 
Nemesis43Posted at 2018-06-29 10:56:48(19 wks ago)     0
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Yep - tried every utorrent back to 2.04 (which works fine and tested upto 260GB+) - nothing after that works on my laptop which was new at the time.

I'm okay using 2.04 - just wondered if anyone knew why nothing else worked

 
 
GodAndUlsterdonatedPosted at 2018-06-29 11:08:32(19 wks ago)     0
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Nemesis43 wrote:

Yep - tried every utorrent back to 2.04 (which works fine and tested upto 260GB+) - nothing after that works on my laptop which was new at the time.I'm okay using 2.04 - just wondered if anyone knew why nothing else worked

am not a very good at tech stuff but hope you get an answer,you could try here
https://worldwidetorrents.me/forums.php?action=viewtopic&topicid=646
might get a better answer:smile

 
 
skunklovePosted at 2018-09-30 09:30:29(6 wks ago)     0
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Fluffy wrote:

every torrent downloaded from here, after finish and entering in seed, turn in red
torrents from other sites no, why this happening?

dunno if any help now..
to my recollection a common reason was
trackers temporarily timing out (or offline)

Last edited by skunklove on 2018-09-30 09:34:33

 
 
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