�Torrent (uTorrent)

�Torrent 1.x - old, unsupported version. Not recommended.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 10
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.42

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Seeding/Leaching torrents, RSS downloader, web UI, etc.

What does not



What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

In regards to the system tray "bug" as mentioned in previous tests, for me it works perfectly by double clicking the utorrent icon in the system tray, which toggles displaying it. Clicking it once does nothing, but I doubt that's enough to dock it a Rating.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"May 12 20101.1.42Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 20 20101.1.39Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 05 20101.1.35Yes Yes NoGoldTzily 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 15 20091.1.33No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 09 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoGoldFrancis Mumar 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1 test report CLOSED WORKSFORME View
1114 Winrar2.90/3.00: Comboex doesn't trigger a event when you mouse-click in some value of it CLOSED FIXED View
2493 Multi-select listview: Shift-arrow up only selects top two items CLOSED FIXED View
3231 ListView: column reordering not implemented CLOSED FIXED View
3534 Systray icons are not transparent... CLOSED FIXED View
4819 Mouse over system tray icon does not display 'tooltip' mailbox summary. CLOSED FIXED View
5774 udp traffic stop working after a time for dht/utorrent and kademlia/emule CLOSED FIXED View
5844 tray minimize CLOSED FIXED View
6668 utorrent: tools bar area too narrow for toolbar icon CLOSED FIXED View
7344 utorrent: listview flickering CLOSED FIXED View
7527 uTorrent: cannot select/deselect checkbox CLOSED FIXED View
7710 QueryPerformanceCounter should be independent of system time CLOSED FIXED View
7937 uTorrent crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View
7959 X Error BadPixmap in X_FreePixmap from xrender.c XFreePixmap CLOSED FIXED View
7963 uTorrent: cannot select/deselect checkbox in treeview mode CLOSED FIXED View
8038 CheckMenuRadioItem not implemented? missing in uTorrent CLOSED FIXED View
8373 NM_RCLICK returns random garbage in NMMOUSE dwItemSpec / uTorrent example CLOSED FIXED View
8490 SHBrowseForFolder: BIF_NEWSTYLEDIALOG not implemented - title gets cropped in uTorrent CLOSED FIXED View
8802 lack of WM_ERASEBKGND in win98 mode, but works in XP mode NEW View
12362 Systray support for all applications is broken CLOSED FIXED View
12876 uTorrent 1.7.7 exited (or minimized) to tray err's CLOSED FIXED View
13829 Wine does not have CJK fonts STAGED View
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
14914 files are created as sparse files when they shouldn't UNCONFIRMED View
17251 Torrents renaming each other CLOSED FIXED View
18044 System Font Linking fails with MS Shell Dlg CLOSED FIXED View
18364 utorrent with an https tracker url stops working CLOSED FIXED View
18423 UPnP port mapping in uTorrent stopped working CLOSED FIXED View
18714 uTorrent stops accepting new connections CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18863 Utorrent looses window decoration after using the close window button CLOSED ABANDONED View
18951 Corrupt icons CLOSED ABANDONED View
20043 uTorrent 1.8 does not start correctly CLOSED FIXED View

Show open bugs

HowTo / Notes


If/When you get this error:

It seems like uTorrent is already running, but not responding. Please close all uTorrent processes and try again.

you could simply kill all the utorrent processes with:

killall -9 uTorrent.exe

Then just open utorrent, not the installer.

You can also open µtorrent with '/NOINSTALL' parameter but then you can't change any settings (if I understood right). E.g.:

C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /NOINSTALL

WebUI Support

It seems that with the new version of Wine Web UI is supported and the RSS features where tested. This is great news as that elevates utorrent to Platinum status on AppDB. Of course more test results are always welcome as it got platinum on 64 bit ubuntu only so far. See Aaron Poley's 64bit 7.10 submission at:


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

uTorrent 1.8.5 Build 17414
by Chuck Shaw on Thursday October 14th 2010, 15:51
uTorrent 1.8.5 Build 17414

the final uTorrent 1.8.x
blue under done percentage
by kenny on Thursday August 27th 2009, 1:12
I don't know if know if anyone else noticed this but the blue under the done percentage moves also when you scroll through horizontally instead of just staying under the done percentage. Is there anyway to fix this?
RE: blue under done percentage
by Arch Linux on Sunday August 30th 2009, 11:49
I included this on my µþorrent 2.0 beta test.

Haven't found a workaround for it yet.

by Arch Linux on Friday August 14th 2009, 10:26
:) When you get the 'it seems like utorrent is already running' error you could simply kill all the utorrent processes with 'killall -9 uTorrent.exe'.

Then just open utorrent, not the installer.
Workaround for latest utorrent not installing
by Joman Chu on Friday July 17th 2009, 16:55
The parent thread got deleted, so I'm reposting my comments.

Start the executable using the /NOINSTALL option. Example:

wine "C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe" /NOINSTALL &

After that, it should start as normal without using any options.
Moving uTorrent columns
by Joman Chu on Saturday July 11th 2009, 17:01
Is anybody else also unable to move the columns in uTorrent? I get these errors when I try to move a column:

fixme:listview:LISTVIEW_HeaderNotification Changing column order not implemented
Freeware note.
by ezzetabi on Tuesday July 7th 2009, 13:50
If not executed as root utorrent always says: "This program is a freeware. If you paid for it, you have been scammed, and you should get a refund." on start-up. Is there a was to avoid this annoying message?
RE: Freeware note.
by Janis Pusmucans on Sunday November 15th 2009, 23:45
Some googling created impression that utorrent devs won't change it, and somewhere else one uTorrent user in Windows advised using AutoIT for workarround. So i did:
using i compiled following script:
; Run uTorrent.exe from parameter passed to this script
; Wait for the µTorrent become active with nag screen about freeness
; Now that the µTorrent window is active press enter, to dismiss it
Sleep(1000); Wait 1 sec
; Wait for the main app win(usually titled µTorrent 1.8.5) activate
; Now we can maximise it
WinSetState("µTorrent", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

now wine /home/pub/fxp/.wine/drive_c/uTorrent/utorrent-skipnag.exe \
"C:\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" lets me start utorrent normally from initscript (and also maximises it's window)
torrents outside wine.
by Michael J. Ryan on Thursday June 26th 2008, 18:53
I generally create a dropbox directory that I set utorrent to watch...

Options..Preferences -> Other
Check "Automatically load .torrents in directory"
mine is set to H:\Download\torrent_in (~/Download/torrent_in)

This can be set outside for ftp drops as well. For some reason about 1 in 10 or so times it seems a .torrent file doesn't register in bittorrent. It may be the timing of bittorrent vs. wine getting notified from the filesystem.
RE: torrents outside wine.
by Zoltan Dome on Wednesday September 3rd 2008, 12:58
For "real" association you can create a simple shell script for file associations:

nohup wine ~/utorrent.exe "`winepath -w "$@"`" 2>/dev/null >/dev/null &

Save this as, make it executable, and associate it to torrent files for firefox and your desktop environment. It's only fault I know about is that if I start it without parameters, then uTorrent complains about "Can't open ""!" or something.
An undocumented improvement
by Matias on Thursday June 12th 2008, 0:57
Hopefully i'm not helping to fill the DB with trash, but I noticed an improvement on utorrent since the 1.0-rc1 release which nobody seems to have mentioned yet. There used to be a black background after every list (like the torrents list, the files list, etc). The awful black background is now gone.

Yet I also noticed a minor difference when running uTorrent in wine and windows: the torrents list seems to alternate between a gray and a white background on each row. I think this is actually cool and I like it better this way, it's just that when on Windows, the list background is plain white.
there are other differences regarding file listing such as an arrow next to the ordering column title and the background of the ordering column set to gray when you click on the title. My guss is that all this differences are related to some "listing component" reimplemented on wine or something similar.

Another old bug I haven't seen mentioned anywhere is the "close to tray" feature not working properly on versions prior to 1.0-rc1. I'm not sure this has been fixed at all since I haven't tried myself
RE: An undocumented improvement
by Politia on Tuesday June 17th 2008, 22:28
The black background could be eliminated by setting the default emulation of Wine to WinXP. Previously it was set to Win98 and you had to do that by hand. Now, it defaults to WinXP so here you go - this is the answer/solution to the black background.

Also, close to tray has worked flawlessly with Ubuntu 7.10 and I am not sure if even 7.04 was ok. Other distros do show up in tests as having problems. I have been using uTorrent on Ubuntu since last August and I don't recall having any problems with the tray.

Also stability is excellent. There was a time when there were over 140 torrents stored and 2-5 running. And the resource load was with Wine only a fraction from the consumption of the competition. Exceptional app!
Peer Error 10022
by Ben V on Saturday June 7th 2008, 22:45
I'm running utorrent through Wine 1.0-RC2 on a 100mbit debian server. I've noticed that whenever a seeder downloads at >1MB/sec they are disconnected after 5-10 seconds. The error log in utorrent shows 'Peer Error 10022' when the seeder is dropped. Has anyone else experienced this?
RE: Peer Error 10022
by babok on Thursday August 21st 2008, 4:49
I got the same errors with Wine 1.1.1/utorrent1.7.7 on a 100mbits ubuntu server 8.04.
Over 1.0mb/s, they are dropped and log error is the same.
Port fowarding
by Henry Lajoie on Wednesday May 14th 2008, 22:03
I have my ports forwarded properly (it works in windows) but I do not get any incoming connections, and the connection tester reports that the port is not open. There is no output on the terminal when I use the port test.
RE: Port fowarding
by Politia on Tuesday June 17th 2008, 22:32
Look out for some "hidden" firewalling. I recall Ubuntu being highly criticised by some idiots in the reviews for not having a firewall enabled by default even if there were no active services at install. So, some distros fell into this trap and activated the firewall even if the reviewers are stupid in most cases and don't get the point of one app or another. So, check by hand the firewalling tables of the kernel.
Problem report: "invalid torrent"
by Dan Kegel on Monday August 6th 2007, 10:47
"I'm entering this type of string:;pass=XXXX
the same string works well on my windows system but on my seedbox, i can get the rss content, but when i click on the torrent to add from it, i always get invalid torrent file error.
There was disscusion about that in the bitmetv forums. Just search for "rss feed" in the search tab. tread name is "BitMeTV RSS Feed with utorrent" and read last pages.
It seems that there is an RSS issue while running utorrent under wine."