uTorrent Mac: how do I change the directory location of a file that I want to seed

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tuna, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. tuna macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Recently I was organizing my files and I moved some items I downloaded with uTorrent from my generic "Downloads" folder to the specific folder that I wanted to organize the file in. Now I would like to seed those files but the torrent file can no longer locate them on my computer. I'm looking for a way to modify the directory that the torrent file looks for the downloaded file in, but I can't find a way to change that. In "Preferences", I even changed the default download location to the folder that the files I want to seed are in, but that hasn't helped.

    I had this problem with 4 files that I moved, and in attempting to get it to recognize the new location of the files, I failed and actually ended up redownloading the files through the bittorrent swarm. I would like to avoid doing this for the remaining two files and for other files in the future because this particular tracker keeps tabs on upload and download ratios.

    The files are not copyrighted and are freely available and endorsed to be torrented, so there are no legal concerns.

    Anyone, help?
  2. tuna, Nov 30, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010

    tuna thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Does anyone at least know what I'm explaining?

    I can't believe that there aren't a lot of torrenters here...

    Here's a simpler way of describing my problem:

    -I downloaded a file with uTorrent.
    -I moved that file from the directory I originally downloaded it to (my Downloads folder) to a new directory
    -uTorrent can no longer find the file and I can't figure out how to direct it to its new location. This is preventing me from seeding the file.
  3. pt2ph8 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2010
    I have this exact problem too. Did anyone find a solution? Thanks.
  4. UpDownAeroplane macrumors member

    May 21, 2010
    honestly the best way to keep seeding your files is to keep one copy in your downloads folder and another copy for whatever you need to use the file for.
  5. Duetoxplode macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    Change the default download location in uTorrent's Preferences to the location that you moved the downloaded file to. Then re-download the torrent and it should find the downloaded file and begin to seed.

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