Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Where are the settings and .torrent files stored?

They are stored in %AppData%\uTorrent. The .torrent files you load are stored there so µTorrent can keep track of your torrents.

How can I backup my settings?

Simply make a copy of the entire %AppData%\uTorrent folder.

How can I use µTorrent on a USB key or other removable drive?

Copy settings.dat (located in %AppData%\uTorrent ) to the same folder as utorrent.exe, and you're done. If using 3.0 or newer, this also enables portable mode, which allows you to store everything on the drive itself.

How can I make µTorrent run self-contained in one directory?

Simply copy the entire contents of %AppData%\uTorrent into the same folder as utorrent.exe. Alternatively, create a blank file named settings.dat in the same folder as utorrent.exe.

How can I reset the settings back to the defaults?

Close µTorrent and delete settings.dat and settings.dat.old from %AppData%\uTorrent. It is also possible to clear the settings in the uninstall process.