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While I didn't review all 5 pages of posts ... I did read through the first 2. One of the potential causes of this error is running out of space on an external storage device. It will get down to 1mb or less and then show this error rather than an insufficient disk space error.

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While I didn't review all 5 pages of posts ... I did read through the first 2. One of the potential causes of this error is running out of space on an external storage device. It will get down to 1mb or less and then show this error rather than an insufficient disk space error.

Yeah that's what happened to me too!

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Same occurring here too, with a large torrent trying to download into a folder on D:\ (secondary internal hard drive) with insufficient space. v2.2.1

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While I didn't review all 5 pages of posts ... I did read through the first 2. One of the potential causes of this error is running out of space on an external storage device. It will get down to 1mb or less and then show this error rather than an insufficient disk space error.

I had the same problem, i just deleted my D:\RECYCLER files, i had 13mb left on my disc, now with 2.4gb i have no problems.

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Hi, I just registered to put in my pennies worth.

I didn't have this problem until I recently installed a new NAS (my previous NAS was fine)

I tried a couple of things mention on this post which didn't work but found something that worked perfectly (for me anyway)

In Preferences, Advanced, Disk Cache I unticked the default "Disable Windows caching of disk writes"

I tried several files with and without this option selected and I only received the error when it was ticked.

Hope this helps.

I've been having this issue - was solved with this (tried everything else). I'm on 2.2.1 25130.

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I was having this issue with one specific torrent.

I disabled Windows caching of disk writes and compact allocation - same problem.

I have a feeling it has to do with file names. My Windows folder settings were configured to hide extensions.

A torrent I was downloading which displayed this symptom contained files with the same name, but different extensions. Viewing the download folder (with the above-mentioned hidden extension setting showed only one instance of files for which I knew there were multiples. I believe the issue is that uTorrent couldn't write a new file XXXX because XXXX was already there.

I proceeded to unhide extensions and a new error presented itself - lack of disk space. Easy to resolve. The torrent is now downloading without glitch.

For those with the issue, please test this.

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I run an enormous qty of torrents..probably too many, and I am going to hedge the number on this client soon. However, the machine has plenty of memory. It does sometimes get low on disk space. As such, I had hoped that this error related to 'low disk space' as that is the general idea of this whole thread, there are a couple mentions of some specific allocation settings at the begin of the thread, but otherwise there is little info about this error.

Can anyone explain: does this possibly relate to the client not having enough memory available to create more segments for new torrents, or something like that? Maybe it does relate to low disk space, or similar, can you confirm that?

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I ran into this issue too.

I had just switched my torrent download directory from a local location to a network location. When i tried to start a torrent, I got the error with in a few seconds and was not able to clear with multiple restarts. I think set the download location back to my local drive and the torrent proceeded fine. Just for grins, I switched the download location back to the network drive and the error came right back.

I am pretty sure it is related to setting the download location to a network drive.

Any ideas of a way around this? I have not tried mapping a drive... and I usually avoid mapping drives if possible.

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I used to get this error all the time on my old laptop when it was on it's last legs. When I bought a new laptop and installed uTorrent and ran everything as I did on my old one I didn't once get the error. Now the hard drive on my old laptop was only 80GB which didn't last more than a month before I had to delete things to free up space, my new one has 3 partitions/drives, C drive with my OS and space for memory which amounts up to 58.5GB when totally empty, D drive which is empty at 229GB and the Recovery Drive with all my Recovery Data on it.

Anyway, uTorrent and all my other programs are all installed onto C drive and all my downloads enter my Download folder on my C drive. I knew I was close to filling my C drive up but thought I might be able to squeeze a couple more items into it before transferring across to the D drive (even though it only takes 2 minutes to do it).

During the download of first of the items (I was downloading 8 items at the time ranging from 700MB to 1.5GB) this error popped up. Which is when I started transferring all my documents onto my D drive. All the other 7 items downloaded perfect without any errors but the first one that threw up the error carried on doing it. I think that this could be put down to a hard drive/partition being close to full within a certain amount of space. I think I had roughly 1GB left to play with when the error was thrown up, which would be right when the item I was downloading was 1.46GB. I don't actually think it's a "bug" or "error" I think it could very well just be a warning to say that the file will only download to what space you have left on your hard drive, until you re-check and download after clearing up some space.

I've since moved things across to my D drive and re-checked and downloaded the item and it's downloaded perfectly. No files are missing and everything works as it should. If this doesn't work for other people then maybe the error means more than just a full disc?

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I am receiving this problem for a torrent named "BOXSET Transformers Trilogy 720p-listagem" downloaded from IPTorrents. I am having this problem in 5 minutes interval. I am using windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit) platform with NTFS file system. My uTorrent Client is 3.0 (Build 25406) 32 Bit. I have tried several solutions stated in this topic i e Change Download Location, Reduce File Name & Path & uncheck "Disable Windows Caching of Disk Writes"

I need specific. tested & confirm solution please.

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ok, i have w7x64 with utorrent 2.2.1 and i've had it for a while (dont like the clumsy interface on the new ut3), everything was fine till i formatted my computer (but not the drive where i store my downloads), after that im getting this "element not found" error i never got before...

i have the same OS, same utorrent, same everything i had before.... whats wrong?...

EDIT: disabling the disk caching seems to do it, i just cant figure out why it was not giving errors before i formatted

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To solve this is easy....

The problem is when you click on a torrent to download, windows automatically reserves the file space on your hard drive. Right click your C drive and select properties. I bet your free space is now just mg in size. Delete junk from your computer and restart the torrent and you will be fine. Your comp needs so much space to operate.

:):D

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The problem seems to be with allocation of disk space and the way Windows handles it.

If I have enough space on the drive before I start a torrent, there's no problem, but when there's enough space on the disk for only a PART of the torrent, the torrent will crash with an 'Element not found' error.

Presumably uTorrent will allocate disk space in a thread separate from the main downloading process. If that runs out of disk space while allocating or resizing files, it will abort.

I guess the fix is simple and would also catch the 'Insufficient disk space' error: Have a simple pre-check on torrents to confirm they will actually fit on the disk. If they don't, PAUSE each torrent and automatically resume torrents that will be able to download, in priority order.

My biggest nuisance is uTorrent blindly reporting an error that is obviously being forwarded from the Windows API and then just crashing the torrent on something as trivial as a disk space check, requiring the user to restart every torrent manually.

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Looks like the post re duplicate names is relevant. I found this error message in the log:

[2012-01-17 06:11:27] IO Error:1168 line:392 align:-99 pos:-99 count:131584 actual:69287

[2012-01-17 06:11:27] ReadFile error: screens\republic.jpg:0:136838:6121508:3

Have now removed the old torrent and reloaded it with the above screens (one starting with r and one with R) skipped, and then force re-checked. Now waiting for peers!

Have also changed the settings mentioned on page 1 and reply 74.

This is a large torrent (70GB) and it downloaded fine until the end at which point I started getting "element not found" error messages. There are about 100 jpgs in the Screens folder and they all seem to have downloaded too (they appear when I click on them under Path tho' shown as 0%). Piece #2 seems to be outstanding --512 blocks which seem to load till about 400 and then go pfft!

Fingers crossed. Would like to seed in appreciation of the uploader's efforts.

Edit--didn't work. Retrying after deleting the jpg that had already been downloaded.

Edit 2--worked, hit 100%!

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i have this error in some torrents since yesterday(I don't know why,I'm not a specialist in informatics).i tried some sugestions( Windows caching of bla bla,etc)but didn't work.If someone have a sugestion please comment.(I have suficient disk spaceon my hdd).Those who designet utorrent can not solve the problem?

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A couple of years ago I fixed "Error: Element Not Found" by unticking the default "Disable Windows caching of disk writes" in "Preferences, Advanced, Disk Cache" and everything was fine until I loading Version 3. With version 3 I get the "Error: Element Not Found" within 15 seconds of starting a download and almost immediately after every restart. Unticking "Disable Windows casching of disk writes" does not solve the problem. I am using the same network download directory on the same drive and have plenty of disk space...I must use the network drive for storage. Network storage was the problem before so I tried a link, junction, of my local drive to the network drive without success. I have returned to version 2.2.1 until someone can help,

Server running:

Win 7, 32bit

Windows Live Mesh - disabling did not help.

Comcast Norton Security Suite - disabling did not help.

Any suggestions?

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1> with the way networking behaves, especially when dealing with network attached storage devices, it is not recommended or actively supported for use.

2> If you're skipping files, STOP SKIPPING.

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I turned off the seeding queue and everything works fine (had to remove torrent+data and redownload) but after that it's all good (running 3.1.3) so the bugs with caching and whatnot (i had it enabled and couldn't download) are still inherent.

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I suspect this may be due to several mitigating issues. A major flux with Torrent sites right now.

Outdated Torrent clients, I run uTorrent 2.2.1 and see these but it's usually finger induced.

No software is perfect, I don't expect uTorrent to be although configuration is the key.

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I am also facing this error when writing to a mapped network drive that is connected to the router. I am using 3.1.3 build 27220 32bit in windows 7 64bit

1. The disk has lots of free space

2. Pre-allocate files option is enabled.

3. Tried multiple caching options suggested in this thread including comment #74.

I get the error within few seconds. I am running out of options. Please help somebody. If required I can provide remote access,

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