The BitTorrent protocol is a peer-to-peer networking protocol that allows users to upload and download files to and from multiple computers. uTorrent is one of the better-known Windows BitTorrent clients and is used by millions of users all over the world. uTorrent connection and preference settings can take a while to set up, and even more time to get just right. Therefore, if you are upgrading your computer, you should back up your uTorrent settings so you can easily transfer them to the new PC.
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Things you need
- uTorrent BitTorrent client
- USB external or pen drive (optional)
Click on the "Computer" or "My Computer" icon on the main desktop in Windows. Double-click on the "C" drive link when the window displays.
Double-click the "Users" folder to open it. In the "Users" folder, click on your username folder and open it.
Open the "AppData" folder, and then double-click the "Roaming" folder to open it.
Scroll down to the "uTorrent" folder. Right-click on the folder and click the "Copy" option when the pop-up menu appears.
Browse to the folder or directory where you want to save the uTorrent settings and preferences. Open the target folder. Right-click inside the open space of the folder and click "Paste" on the pop-up menu. The backup process is complete.
Tips and warnings
- Copy and paste your uTorrent settings to an external hard drive or USB pen drive for added peace of mind. This will allow you an extra backup just in case your hard drive fails.
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