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How to Reset Bans in uTorrent

Updated April 17, 2017

The BitTorrent file-sharing program uTorrent contains a feature that lets you ban IP addresses that are sharing a particular file you are downloading. If you see that a user who is helping share a file is not contributing in a way that you expect or you don't want that user to connect to your computer, you can ban him to keep him from connecting again. Resetting the bans on a particular file in uTorrent erases any bans you made for that file, allowing all IP addresses to connect to your computer.

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  1. Open the uTorrent program from the Start Menu or Desktop shortcut.

  2. Click on "All" or "All Files" in uTorrent's left navigation pane. You will see a list of your uTorrent files.

  3. Right-click on the file in the list for which you want to reset the bans.

  4. Click on "Advanced."

  5. Click "Reset Bans" to reset the bans.

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Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • uTorrent software

About the Author

Margaret Worthington has been writing and editing since 2001. Her work includes editorials and articles for a college newspaper, toy articles for Hasbro, copy-editing a romance novel and rewriting a publication for "GreenBlue." Worthington holds an Associate of Arts in English and journalism from Piedmont Virginia Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from the University of Virginia.

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