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How to Export Saved Torrents From uTorrent

Updated April 17, 2017

BitTorrent is the most widely used protocol for peer-to-peer file diffusion over the Internet. There are many client applications that can participate in standard BitTorrent exchanges. uTorrent is a cross-platform BitTorrent client that runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. When a user begins to download a file using BitTorrent, he needs to download a "torrent file." The torrent file contains addressing information for a tracker server that, in turn, has a list of nodes in the peer-to-peer network with fragments of the file being downloaded. You can configure uTorrent to have it store all those torrent files in a known location, in order for you to export them to another BitTorrent client.

Double-click on the uTorrent desktop icon to start the client application.

Click on "Options," then on "Preferences" on the main uTorrent window.

Select "Directories." Scroll to the "Location of .torrents" section in the window. Click on the "Browse" button next to "Store .torrents in." Select a folder where you want the torrent files to be stored. Click "OK." From now on, uTorrent will store all torrent files in the specified directory, from which you can export them freely to other applications and/or machines.

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Jonah Quant has been writing about computer science since 1990. He has contributed to international conferences and journals such as those of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery. Quant has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California.