µTorrent (uTorrent)

µTorrent 2.0.x - an old version of the application. Contains many improvements over previous versions, including advanced bandwidth management. Recommended for daily use.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0.x
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download uTorrent 2.0.4 build 22967

Test Results

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What works

Downloading, uploading, re-checking, SSL-trackers (though, when shutting down utorrent, it's prone to crash, unable to resume SSL when starting again. fix: restart).

What does not

Web UI.


What was not tested

Resuming download.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Because it is prone to crash when shutting down, and problems appears with SSL (though easily fixed) it's not PLatinum yet. Though, I have to say that it's working better than all the other native Bittorrent applications when having a lot of torrents at seed.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 03 20141.6.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 05 20131.5.29Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Oct 17 20101.3.5N/A Yes GoldAngus Hedger 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 19 20101.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20101.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
8490 SHBrowseForFolder: BIF_NEWSTYLEDIALOG not implemented - title gets cropped in uTorrent CLOSED FIXED View
10142 Switching workspaces/desktops can make some application windows disappear CLOSED FIXED View
12464 ShellExecute does not integrate well with external handlers NEW View
14914 files are created as sparse files when they shouldn't UNCONFIRMED View
17019 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes should be merged into HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18714 uTorrent stops accepting new connections CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18863 Utorrent looses window decoration after using the close window button CLOSED ABANDONED View
20964 Not re-registering icons in tray CLOSED FIXED View
21096 utorrent drops error 12157 when using a https tracker CLOSED FIXED View
21156 Add torrents in webUI with µTorrent >= 2.0 doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
21225 tray icons don't get keyboard focus properly CLOSED ABANDONED View
21885 uTorrent: inactive toolbar buttons have non-transparent icons CLOSED FIXED View
22487 tray icons broken with ubuntu 10.04 for some users (affects utorrent 2.0.1, autohotkey) CLOSED FIXED View
22550 uTorrent 2.0.1 renders some icons incorrectly when run within a FreeNX session CLOSED FIXED View
22676 Total Commander 7.x and uTorrent 2.0.1 icons do not appear in the task bar CLOSED FIXED View
22747 µTorrent: The update message from 2.0.1 to 2.0.2 does not show properly some characters CLOSED FIXED View
24580 Multiple apps fail due to commctrl.TaskDialogIndirect stub (utorrent, IE9 installer) CLOSED FIXED View
24646 Utorrent menu's can be open but not working CLOSED FIXED View
24755 utorrent 2.0.4 causes very high cpu usage CLOSED INVALID View
25223 Tray icons are flickering CLOSED ABANDONED View
26031 µTorrent loses the ability of listening to incoming connections REOPENED View

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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

HOWTO associate in Linux .torrent files with uTorrent
Use a script like this:
QUICKPARLOCATION="c:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe"
if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then
  PARAM=`winepath -w "$*"`
Put it in one of the directories in your PATH, for example /usr/bin, make it executable, and finally set .torrent files to open with this script.


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

Web UI
by junpei on Sunday October 17th 2010, 11:33
Web UI works??
Here's the pic proof
by Abdusamed on Friday October 15th 2010, 23:41
Confirmed CPU
by Abdusamed on Friday October 15th 2010, 23:38
OKay, this is happening to me alot. Initially, wine 1.1.42 with utorrent 1.8.5 was working fine. But I encountered the same bug/error/glitch which I had encountered long before, some 3 formats ago! Same error, high cpu for no reason at all. It use to idle, like right now at 3 or 4 cpu but for reason it would spike to 100! It's not rechecking hash or anything it just shoots up! After google the bug, I found out that I should try updating. So I first update the utorrent which seems to fix the bug but after some use, SPIKE 100 CPU..which lags my system alot! Now I updated wine using ppa.. 1.2... the spike is gone. But 2 mins spiked again and I had to killall -9 uTorrent.exe and restart utorrent! What's the problem????
uTorrent 2.0.x Builds
by Chuck Shaw on Thursday October 14th 2010, 15:46
uTorrent 2.0 Build 18620

uTorrent 2.0.1 Build 19248

uTorrent 2.0.2 Build 20165

uTorrent 2.0.3 Build 21177

uTorrent 2.0.4 Build 22450
My experience with Utorrent 2.0 on Mint
by Mark Capehart Jr. on Sunday October 11th 2009, 17:43
I'm running Linux Mint 6 (based from Ubuntu 8.10 [Intrepid Ibex]). Running WINE 1.1.31 Utorrent 2.0 beta works perfect for me. Everything is fully functional. Skinning works perfect.

The only flaw that I see is when I mouseover the system tray icon, it flickers a bit, but that is cosmetic & does not take away from the functionality at all.

Using the stable 1.0.1 version of WINE I got the "This program is freeware. If you paid for it you have been scammed and you should get a refund." message every time I opened it... After upgrading my WINE version to the 1.1.31 version, I saw this message only once, as intended.
RE: My experience with Utorrent 2.0 on Mint
by Abdusamed on Friday October 15th 2010, 23:38
oh's on ubuntu 10.04.1