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uTorrent Portable 1.8.x [Launcher Only]

Application: uTorrent
Category: Web
Description: uTorrent is a torrent download manager.

Download uTorrent Portable Development Test 2 [211KB download / 761KB installed]
(MD5: 88886c54c73a3d361eba9e8184f18cd5)

Instructions:
1. install uTorrent Portable
2. download uTorrent 1.8.x from http://www.utorrent.com/
3. save 'utorrent.exe' to the 'App\utorrent' directory
4. (optional) download and save the help file to the 'App\utorrent' directory
5. run uTorrentPortable.exe

Release Notes:
PERFORM A NEW INSTALLATION, DO NOT UPGRADE AN OLDER VERSION FROM ANOTHER DEVELOPER. You may upgrade an existing installation from MY previous release, however.

uTorrent does not allow manual editing of the settings.dat file (hash check), so this warning is very important for proper functioning of this launcher!!!

Development Test 2 (2008-09-30)

  • Added INI settings: uTorrentDirectory, SettingsDirectory, AdditionalParameters

Development Test 1 (2008-08-30)

  • Allow setting a different executable name.

Development Test 1 (2008-05-14): Initial release

  • Re-released with permission from Ryan McCue.

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So, is there a reason why it

So, is there a reason why it would not work with the 1.8beta?

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You could test it and find

You could test it and find out Smile

But I'm not going to waste my time with beta versions at the moment.

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Question

I was just messing around with it and I found one thing you might want to change. The torrent files get copied into the app directory when you add them to the download list, shouldn't they be copied to the /Data/torrent folder when the program is closed? I have all my torrent files left in the app directory.

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Question

Did you install this overtop of Ryan's version? If so, then the default settings file wasn't copied correctly.

Can you check your settings and tell me where the program is set to save your torrents ('Other' section of settings dialog)? It should be -

..\..\Data\torrents

Also check you didn't make other settings that override the default torrent save location.

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Never Set

I never had it set to save the torrents anywhere. I just thought the launcher was set up so that any torrent files in the App folder would be copied to the torrent folder. I'll put in the save location. Will the launcher automatically change the drive letter for the save path or do I need to put in a relative path like you have above?

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You didn't answer my

You didn't answer my question. Did you overwrite an old installation from Ryan's version?

I ask because on a new install the default settings file is copied from DefaultData, which has all the relative paths correctly set.

It must be done this way because the settings file is more or less binary, and it would be unreliable to do a search-and-replace.

But yes, the save location should be a relative path exactly as I wrote it.

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To finally answer your

To finally answer your question, I did overwrite an old installation. But I don't see how this would have helped. I already had a settings file in the Data\settings folder, so those settings would have never been updated to reflect the change you made for the torrent folder.

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Which is exactly the

Which is exactly the issue....his updated launcher handles things differently, and he had relative paths properly working. Ryan's did not fully work this way. So without the new settings from DefaultData getting copied over, the new launcher was still working with the old settings.

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Smile

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Arrgghh that's the

Arrgghh that's the point!!!

When you overwrite an old install it does not copy the default settings file. And it shouldn't, otherwise you'd lose your settings each time you upgraded.

But this is a new version, new launcher, etc. YOU MUST DO A FRESH INSTALL. This way all your default settings are correct from the beginning.

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Fair Enough

Fair enough. I must have missed the giant bold text in the original post.

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Upgrading

I'm upgrading from Ryan's version. I did a fresh install, but I would like to import the torrents I already have (some completed, some not). How would I do this?

Thanks,

Don

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Incomplete torrents will

Incomplete torrents will probably not work because the "resume.dat" file has references to qualified paths in it that will not translate to the new relative paths.

Completed torrents should work if you place the torrent and data in the correct directories (Data\torrents, Data\download). When you re-add the torrent file, it should find the data in the new relative path (untested).

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Yep

If I move my completed downloads to the downloads directory then re-add the torrents, it checks them and everything is fine and dandy.

Thank you,

Don

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Would it be possible to

Would it be possible to update the launcher so the name of the exe can be changed. The ini file would be like most of the other programs on this site

For example:

uTorrentDirectory=App\utorrent
SettingsDirectory=Data\settings
uTorrentExecutable=utorrent.exe
AdditionalParameters=
DisableSplashScreen=true

This would give the user more options for computers that block utorrent.exe.

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Yeah I can add that for the

Yeah I can add that for the next version.

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.torrent files

Should the .torrent files be opened with utorrentportable.exe or utorrent.exe?

TQ

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uTorrentPortable.exe

uTorrentPortable.exe

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why?

but why when i opened it with utorrentportable.exe, the file was not shown in the download list? is it normal to open the utorrentportable.exe and instead the one that is shown is the utorrent icon?

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I haven't tried it, but I

I haven't tried it, but I assume you can add files to uTorrent by passing them as a commandline parameter? Maybe this is not the case.

At any rate, you should always open the app via the uTorrentPortable.exe launcher. Anything you pass to the launcher on the commandline will be passed on to uTorrent. Maybe you need another commandline switch to add the file? I don't know for sure.

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I did it

I'm using portable utorrent and its speed is awesome for me (100-150kbps). TQ wraithdu

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- Following your instruction

- Following your instruction I downloaded the help file (utorrent.chm) and saved it to App\utorrent\ but when I try to use the help it opens the faq page from the web site.

- Other languages work, too.
Please add to your instructions:
4a. (optional) download and save the language file to the same location

Could your installer offer to download and save the needed files?

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Works Perfectly Fine

Works just like the older test version, even if you update uTorrent in the process.

The updated version is just a little more visually friendly.

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New Version of Launcher

I was just wondering if you were going to update this launcher for uTorrent 1.8. I know the new version works perfectly well with this launcher, but I was wondering if you could implement the ini changes so you can rename uTorrent.exe.

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Nice, didn't know a new

Nice, didn't know a new version was out. It's been in beta for AGES. I'll take a look at it this week.

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New Launcher?

Any chance you updated the launcher? I was looking at it more closely and there are some changes to the structure that I think need to be made.

1: There should be a Data\settings folder and a Data\torrents folder
2: The torrents and settings are left in the app folder when the launcher is closed, these should be removed.
3: The launcher should be updated to the latest version.

I really hope you update this soon, it's driving me crazy.

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If you have settings files

If you have settings files and torrent files left in your app directory, you have done something wrong I'm afraid.

Nevermind though, I'm releasing the new launcher today. Follow the directions and try it out.

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Confused

Hi,

I have followed the instructions, however when I click on "uTorrentPortable" in PAM nothing happens other than it shows the logo very briefly.

In PAM also see "uTorrent" when I click on it it ran the .exe file and installed in my USB drive.

I am confused what's the purpose of "uTorrentPortable" in PAM. I am missing here someting and dont no what.

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It's prolly at the bottom

It's prolly at the bottom Right of your screen on the TaskBar

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I am not sure what ur

I am not sure what ur suggesting. If ur pointing to the "uTorrent" icon in the taskbar then yes I can see that, because I am downloading a torrent, however that's not the issue.

I am confused as to why I see "uTorrent" and "uTorrentPortable" both in PAM. I thought that "uTorrentPortable" is the launcher for "uTorrent" and that's why there's no reason (as I understand) for "uTorrent" to show in PAM.

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I think you have uTorrent.exe

I think you have uTorrent.exe in the wrong folder, it sounds like you have it at X:\PortableApps\uTorrentPortable\uTorrent.exe

It should be in the App\utorrent folder at X:\PortableApps\uTorrentPortable\App\utorrent\uTorrent.exe

If it is in that folder, the launcher will work properly.

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Thanks Devo, that precisely

Thanks Devo, that precisely was the problem.

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Upgrade

Is some one upgrading this or what?

May the Shwartz be with you

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Yes, sorry, I've been busy at

Yes, sorry, I've been busy at work and haven't had time. I promise I'll get to it over this weekend.

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Update for v1.8

Updated, see first post, especially the RELEASE NOTES IN BOLD!!!

I really wanted to be able to edit the settings.dat file on the fly to update the directory information, but uTorrent does a hash check on the settings files, and won't allow it. Sorry Sad

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Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

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Yeah

Yeah very much.

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Just tried this

Just tried this and noticed that in the settings directory there was .OLD files. Is there a reason for them?

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They are uTorrent created

They are uTorrent created settings file backups. I'm not entirely sure of their purpose, so I left them intact. They were in previous versions as well.

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works great! command line options?

I would like to use the /HIDE option. Would this require a rebuild on the application launcher?

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Did you try it? Because the

Did you try it? Because the launcher passes commandline params to the main executable, always has.

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Excellent packaging

Nicely done. I can't seem to find a thing wrong with this PROVIDED YOU FOLLOW THE INITIAL INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS! I installed fresh and deliberately installed over Ryan's package. Seems like all the problems people are having with this stem from overwriting Ryan's so follow the instructions and all works fine. Thanks for this.

Is there any way to take that with me? No? Give me 10 minutes... Maybe an hour...

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Additional Parameters for the Launcher

I don't know if it's worth it do release a new launcher but I was just thinking you could update it so the ini could handle more parameters. I was thinking the ini could look something like this

[uTorrentPortable]
uTorrentDirectory=App\utorrent
SettingsDirectory=Data\settings
TorrentsDirectory=Data\torrents
DownloadsDirectory=Data\downloads
uTorrentExecutable=utorrent.exe
AdditionalParameters=
DisableSplashScreen=false

This would allow more options to be specified in the ini so the user wouldn't have to change them in the Options menu of uTorrent. It also allows for command line parameters to be passed to the program without having to open up the command prompt window.

I really appreciate your work on this, and hopefully you can update the launcher for the next version.

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Some yes, some no. I can add

Some yes, some no. I can add the AdditionalParameters entry (does anyone really use these anyway?).

But the uTorrent internal settings can only be changed from within the program if you want something different than what I've packaged. As I mentioned above, uTorrent does a hash check on the DAT file and any external tampering results in it being invalidated and a new DAT file created.

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Update

Added more INI settings. See first post.

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Why exactly is this launcher

Why exactly is this launcher only?

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simple reason is that

simple reason is that utorrent isn't open-source it's only freeware, hence the limitations of doing the launcher only until we can actually host freeware apps in the future.

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I'm not sure why I thought it

I'm not sure why I thought it was OSS when I posted that.

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full

[Link removed by mod Tim, your statements for your other recently posted download indicate that it was not legal, please demonstrate conclusively that this is legal before reposting]
download it full and portable and 100% working

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uTorrent not working

I previously installed uTorrent but have since noticed its not actually portable. Then a couple of days ago I performed a complete recovery of my C: due to problems with wireless. This has caused the loss of all installed uTorrent files on C: so I looked up on your site for a portable launcher, lucky me, I found one!

Right, so now I follow the instructions and this is what i've done:

1. Installed uTorrent Portable Launcher
2. Started Launcher as I thought it would ask me for the uTorrent.exe location so it could install to the appropiate folder.
3. Moved my u-Torrent 1.8.2.exe into the specified folder - PortableApps\uTorrentPortable\Apps\utorrent\u-Torrent 1.8.2.exe
4. Changed the .ini file - uTorrentExecutableFile=u-Torrent 1.8.2.exe

Then tried again but still not working. Am I missing something, or have I done something wrong?

Oh, just in case someone suggests it, no it's not in the system tray.

Thanks

Scott

EDIT: OK I figured out I can simply copy the entire contents of %AppData%\uTorrent into the same folder as utorrent.exe. As stated on uTorrent Website.

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I'm guessing the space in the

I'm guessing that you somehow named it 'uTorrentExecutableFile' by accident? Maybe just a typo? Didn't copy the INI file to the correct location? Who knows. Why not just follow the instructions as I've written them? It's easier that way.

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