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  3. Win 10 Chrome 88.0.4324.190 Flag a Torrent for download (have tried different sites) - the URI gets downloaded, but cant activate the URI to display the pop-up to begin the torrent download First issue I have ever had with UT. Any assist appreciated!
  4. A more specific example: I've only 1 torrent running and I'm uploading to only 6 peers (while also downloading from a bunch of seeders) and the total upload to those 6 is about 100 KiB/sec constant(one peer is at 86KiB/sec constant), yet hwinfo64 shows me about 21-26 MiB/sec reading from that disk where that torrent is! Windows 7's Resource Monitor also shows me about 24MiB/sec read from that volume/disk. That disk is used exclusively for that torrent, it's otherwise empty (and defrag is disabled, and there are no compression attributes on any files/dirs). EnablePrefetcher=0, EnableSuperfetch=0 and LargeSystemCache=0 were used this time. Unchecking "enable caching of disk reads" in utorrent doesn't seem to affect anything. EDIT: without changing anything, now that the download finished (torrent completed downloading) the upload speed is higher to about 646KiB/sec constant and the disk read rate seems normal to 0.8MiB/sec). So, this only happens when downloading happens. How odd! The filesystem is ntfs normal quickformatted.
  5. Hi. Is there a way to tell utorrent or windows(if it's windows doing it!) to only read from the disk the amount of bytes it needs to send upstream, while seeding, instead of read-ahead more than it needs ?! For example, I can have 3.7 MiB/sec constant(!) upload globally, and yet hwinfo64 shows me that the disk reading is 10 times as much to over 30 MiB/sec constantly(!), so I can only assume this is because when utorrent wants to read a piece (or less) from the disk, possibly windows is actually reading(ahead) more than that and storing it in RAM/cache. I have Superfetch windows service disabled. I'm using utorrent 3.5.5 beta build 45916 32 bit. I have enable caching of disk reads checked in utorrent (but none of the suboptions though). I personally think that's windows doing this but have no idea how to disable it. I've tried LargeSystemCache 0 and 1* in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management and also EnablePrefetcher in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters to 3* and 0, while EnableSuperfetch is 0* * values used for the above-reported 10x disk reading.
  6. I have found a rather adequate workaround: "mklink /j" which means I can make a directory symlink in the old location pointing to the new one (even though it's on a different drive letter). C:\>mklink /? Creates a symbolic link. MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target /D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file symbolic link. /H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link. /J Creates a Directory Junction. Link specifies the new symbolic link name. Target specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link refers to.
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  8. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Bad news.. 45918 still has problems.. but I have not given up on it yet. ===== Update.. I think what I will do is rather than migrate all my torrents to another client. I will stop using Utorrent and start using another client for my future torrenting. If that client is buggy... I will migrate the new torrents to Utorrent. One warning about that.. if you choose to use Bittorrent which is published by the same company, it will use the same database - and Bittorrent has substantial problems of it's own. === By the way.. Utorrent should have a feature where you can have MULTIPLE databases.. so that when one gets thousands of torrents, instead of getting bogged down, you can go to another database. Having a separate database for every year would be a good idea. Everybody's database is constantly growing. What is someone supposed to do when their database is too large for them to manage?
  9. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I should have been more clear.. it allows you to FIX the problems with the methods I mentioned before (rename bad torrents to something like *.torr) and restart utorrent, then rename the *.torr files back to *.torrent and recheck) it doesn't automatically fix the problems. The previous versions would not even allow me to manually fix the problems. my HOPE is that build 45918 doesn't create MORE disassociated files. I found some more buried in my 7800 torrents, but they are clearing up bit by bit.
  10. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    don't use the installer. Use Rafi's LAA version that already has utorrent extracted from it.
  11. gjm

    3.5.x Beta

    Tried to install 45918 as a user - normal procedure. received the message "uTorrent Install Wizard - We're sorry, the installer encountered an unrecoverable error and must quit. (Error: Permission denied: file: common.js; line: 10)" I'm currently running 45852 - thought I'd try updating to a beta - have normally been able to do this without issue. Tried again running the installer as admin. Went all the way through the process before telling me a newer version - 45918 - is installed and would I like to downgrade to 45852? Selecting 'No' loads 45918. Let's see how it goes. Note: this also added an extension - 'Safe Torrent Scanner' - to Google Chrome. There was no notification that this was going to happen.
  12. R2_D2

    3.5.x Beta

    I'm hesitant but I guess at this point I do not have much to loose I have hundreds of disassociated torrents I'll give it a try and see if it fixes the problem?
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  14. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    45918 allowed me to fix all the dis-associated files.. and Utorrent runs MUCH smoother and faster when all the dis-associated torrents are fixed. I will let you know if I find any problems... but it looks like 45918 is a WINNER.
  15. Sounds like corrupted settings.dat file. Close utorrent, back it up, and replace it with a 0 size text file. Then, re-run uTorrent.
  16. I have stopped a torrent, then behind the scenes I've moved the files to another drive letter (for example if the files were stored on a networked drive and then moved to another networked drive by the server instead of by utorrent, while the torrent was stopped in utorrent). Then I try to tell utorrent of this new location by doing RMB->Advanced->Set Download Location... and point to the new location, but this fails because I've not enough space on the destination(true, I cannot store one more copy of the entire torrent contents), even though the original files no longer exist where utorrent thinks they are, but they exist instead in the destination. So utorrent wrongly thinks it has to move them and thus ensures the destination has enough space. But no moving will be done by utorrent anyway(in this particular case), even if I had enough space. And no recheck is being done which is great! So, if utorrent would be smart and realize that the files were moved without its knowledge(and still not cause a recheck) and not bother checking for free space, that would be great. utorrent 3.5.5 beta build 45916 32 bit, windows
  17. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I have the 2nd fastest SSD's made.. (the fastest cost a mega fortune) I am very pleased to say.. that it LOOKS like build 45918 has FIXED the disassociation problem (or at least allows the disassociated files to be fixed) I have a few hundred torrents that are now "re-associated" that were locked up.. being rechecked. After that is done, I am going to try giving ALL 7588 of my torrents a unique label. If all of them take the unique label, then that means that they are all "associated" It seems like even though the developers don't respond to the forum posts.. they DO pay attention. The three updates in the past few days after going a LONG LONG time with no updates tells me they went to work on the disassociation problem.. and fixed it! Of course, by saying that.. I have probably jinxed it.. and when I reboot my computer will explode, my hair will fall out, and my house will burn down.
  18. rafi

    3.5.x Beta

    Moving the whole .torrent directory to an SSD can be helpful to speed up startup/exit of utorrent. So you should: 0. Backup resume.dat 1. Copy all .torrent files into the a new SSD path or zip + unzip (which is good as a backup as well...) - like C:\bittorrent\torrent_files 2. Rename the original .torrent folder (for example D:\bittorrent\torrent_files to D:\bittorrent\torrent_files_backup) 3. Set a hardware symlink instead of the old .torrent files subfolder "mklink /J C:\LinkToFolder C:\Users\Name\OriginalFolder", like: run cmd as admin and > mklink /J D:\bittorrent\torrent_files C:\bittorrent\torrent_files This way previous .torrent files' location that are still in resume.dat will still be found ...
  19. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    When I was a programmer.. my software never had bugs. But.. I understand how bugs happen.. if more than one person is programming something.. someone is going to screw it up. In fact, programmers often introduce bugs into software.. why? Because as long as their are bugs.. they still have a job! If a programmer writes a program that is perfect.. guess what? They fire the programmers.. and hire more salesmen! I used to work for a software company that had just one product - that was offered on several platforms. The program was for businesses, and it would take massive databases and create customized reports out of them. The main problem was, all of that data had to be sorted. The heart of their program used a BUBBLE sort which is the 2nd slowest sorting method there is (the slowest is actually called the "Slow Sort"). They hired me when I showed them how I could make their program which would typically take 40 HOURS to complete.. do the same thing in THREE MINUTES. The programming staff of about a dozen people were terrified of me, and they would not even allow me to work in the computer room. I got stuffed into a tiny cubicle all by myself in another part of the building. After they got what they wanted out of me, they had the office manager fire me. I was expecting that though. And I left with the source code from my computer and took all the printouts with me. They never had my source code.. all I gave them were my compiled executables. Sure, they had my executable file, but they could never compile a new version because they did not have the source code. They had to compile customized versions for hundreds of customers, and all they had was one compiled version that I used for testing the software. They thought they would be clever and get my source code. What they did not realize is that I was not using the computer they provided to me for programming. They did not realize that I was using my OWN computer, because I was in that room all by myself. So.. they got NOTHING! They had another trick.. they forced people to sign a contract stating that if you quit, you had to pay THEM $5000! Supposedly that was to compensate them for the "training" they provided. I got no training from them. I just sat around waiting for them to fire me. It is quite sad that programmers are not appreciated and not compensated adequately for their work. It's also sad that good and bad programmers get paid the same because there is no one competent enough to figure out which programmers are good and which are bad.
  20. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Sacre Bleu! Cest la vie! hehe Have you tried their version 4.3.3? It was just released about a month ago.
  21. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    Qbittorrent - and I wish they would have stolen a little bit more... it doesn't seem to allow entries and the files to be renamed as easily. Sometimes I get torrents with cryptic or incomplete names, and I fix that... I didn't see a way to do that easily with Qbittorrent.
  22. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I am going to give this 45918 a shot... because 45828 has problems also. There are so many great things about Utorrent.. that I hate to use anything else. In fact, I have noticed that other clients have stolen the look and features of Utorrent.. but not quite. There is only one other Torrent Client that I am aware of which is comparable to Utorrent which is made by a different company.
  23. rafi

    3.5.x Beta

    Updated to build # 45918 ...
  24. Bencode editor: https://bd3c3a68-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/ultimasites/files/bencode-editor.0710u.zip
  25. rafi

    3.5.x Beta

    There is , BEncode editor. Search for it....
  26. joshace

    3.5.x Beta

    I thought I had fixed the problem with all but 2 of the 7596 torrents.. but then.. I did another check of all the files.. and there are hundreds more dissociated. The torrents are not corrupted, the files downloaded are not corrupted. It is just that the list of torrents "loses" disassociates from the files. I really think the developers need to make a separate program, which (after closing the utorrent application) allows the RESUME.DAT file to be edited so that the problem torrents can be tagged, removed from RESUME.DAT so that when Utorrent is started up again, I can add the list of removed torrents back again. It seems like a lot of people have this problem, but they are not aware of the problem until they go looking for it. The problem torrents will not download nor upload nor can they be deleted nor played while in Utorrent. I have untold thousands of hours of work invested in my torrents, and it would be nice if the client worked properly, or at leas when it doesn't work can be fixed.. or at the very least, if the programmers / developers would acknowledge that they are aware of the problems and take note of the suggestions.
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