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  • 1 month later...

I use WinXP and Utorrent 1.6.1 and I can't find the settings-dir or the rss.dat file. I even tried a file search for utorrent and rss.dat - no luck.

C:\Program Files\Utorrent only contains...:

- uninstall.exe

- utorrent-1.6.1-beta-build-483.exe

- utorrent.old

I might be missing something obvious - but where do I find rss.dat?

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  • 4 years later...

I recognize that this is WAY out of date but a quick search didn't turn up anything newer.

I've done this in the past (v 1.6.1) and it worked just fine but I have since upgraded to version 1.8.2 Build 14458 and this isn't working as it did in the past. In fact, I used to do the same with the settings.dat file and was mildly displeased that the resume.dat didn't work.

Now nothing works. It would be a horror to try to rebuild my RSS feed, is there an updated method for porting ones old RSS / settings / ?resume? files over to a new install?

Thanks in advance for the advice.

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Hey Firon, thanks for the advice.

Regarding versions, I'm using 1.8.2 mostly because it seems that it is one of the only clients I can use across all the sties I use.

As for copying the entire folder, I've tried that but what happens is when I do this is, uTorrent will overwrite on install / startup, I tried both.

I can live will having to reload all my torrents but if I could somehow get the RSS setup I would be good.



edit to add: Barring a solution, is there some way I can get the "rss.dat" file converted to plain text so I can use it to manually create a new feed?

Thanks again,


Final Edit to Add: It seems my old "rss.dat" file was corrupted which was the reason a simple copy paste didn't work. Said corruption was almost certainly a result of my hdd being totally f-ed, not anything to do with uTorrent.

Thanks again for all the help,


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