Frequently Asked Questions


Why is my torrent stuck at a certain percent?

This means that there is not a complete copy of the torrent available. Usually this is because there are no seeders. See What does availability mean?. The only solution is to wait patiently, or try to find a different version of the torrent.

Why does pause mode keep downloading or uploading?

It takes up to a few minutes for the download and upload to reach 0 in paused mode, since µTorrent must send/receive all the queued pieces first.

Why does it show a download speed of .1-.2 KiB/s when seeding?

µTorrent shows BitTorrent protocol overhead when displaying speeds; this is normal.

Why is there an ETA / Remaining time when seeding?

µTorrent shows an ETA/Remaining time when seeding based off the ratio set in "Seeding Priority," so you can know about how long it'll take to reach the specified ratio.

Why do the up/down buttons not move the torrent?

The up/down buttons only change the queue order for torrents that are downloading. They do not actually move the torrents up and down in the list.

µTorrent won't open torrent files even though I associated torrents with it.

Open the preferences and click on "Associate with .torrent files". This should generally resolve the issue. It may be necessary to open the Default Programs tool in Windows to modify .torrent associations.