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I downloaded a torrent and upon 100% completion, I did a Force Re-Check in uT and after a satisfactory 100%, I rar'ed it up and placed it in my archive drive to be forever stored. I go to My Docs\Downloads and proceed to delete the torrent folder containing the files by hand (just a habit, I don't like to delete the torrent data through uT), and I get this error:

"Error: The system cannot find the path specified" for such and such folder and the delete process halts there.

Ok, no worries. I go to the troubleshooting forum (my very first time actually, uTorrent has been that good for me), and I find out that Windows XP does not support a file path that has more than 256 characters (255? Whatever).

Easy fix, I move the downloaded torrent files to root C, Force Re-Check, and find out that I am actually at 97%. No problem I guess, I start the torrent back up and proceed to download the remaining files.

My question is why didn't uTorrent give me an error when the torrent was first added, and let me proceed to muck up my files? Why did it give me a false "100% completion"? Why did it go through re-checking the torrent, and still give me a "100%"? If I didn't bother to delete the files by hand, I would have an incomplete download (because WinRAR didn't give me any error during the archiving and testing process either) and I would have never known there was any hiccup.

Can this be considered a bug? Sorry if this belongs under "Troubleshooting", just that I didn't exactly have any problem that required it to be troubleshot.

And thanks for a solid product. After terabytes of downloads, this is the first and only issue I have come across.


Heh, another bug popped up.

After completing that torrent above, I attempted to delete the torrent data by hand again and received the same "Error: The system cannot find the path specified" on 2 particular folders. This time the directory path does not exceed 255 characters as they are in root C. I didn't notice at first, but the folders in suspect all end in a period:

... "Operating System Concepts 7th Ed."

... "Engineering Materials 2nd Ed."

So I go back and check the torrent download and confirm that the 2 folders are listed in the torrent ENDING in a period and were in fact created by uTorrent. This struck me as odd because AFAIK it is normally not possible for a user to create a file / folder with an invalid name in Windows XP, although I have heard of instances where certain programs might create them. I tried to recreate the bug by downloading the torrent again but this and every time after the folders were created without the ending period, and the files and folders had no errors.

I don't know if Mac OS is able to create folders ending in a period, so I can't figure that the torrent might have been made in an OS other than Windows and the download contents simply is not cross-platform compatible.

Here are the log files, hope they show something of use.


Hijack This Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 5:18:37 PM, on 7/27/2009

Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:







C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe


C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe


C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe




C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsTray.exe


C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe

C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsEPCMon.exe

C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe




C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieCtrl.exe

C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe

C:\Program Files\ASUS\EeePC\Super Hybrid Engine\SuperHybridEngine.exe


C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SandboxieRpcSs.exe

C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe

C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\My Documents\Downloads\HiJackThis(2).exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://eeepc.asus.com/global

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SearchHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll

O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {E15A8DC0-8516-42A1-81EA-DC94EC1ACF10} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Windows Live Toolbar - {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusTray] C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusACPIServer] C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusEPCMonitor] C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsEPCMon.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iMEKRMIG6.1] C:\WINDOWS\ime\imkr6_1\IMEKRMIG.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC



O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ETDWare] C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe" /s

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [sandboxieControl] "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieCtrl.exe"

O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?

O4 - Global Startup: SuperHybridEngine.lnk = ?

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: Send to &Bluetooth Device... - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Send To Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm

O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll

O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

O9 - Extra button: Run WinHTTrack - {36ECAF82-3300-8F84-092E-AFF36D6C7040} - C:\Program Files\WinHTTrack\WinHTTrackIEBar.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Launch WinHTTrack - {36ECAF82-3300-8F84-092E-AFF36D6C7040} - C:\Program Files\WinHTTrack\WinHTTrackIEBar.dll

O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL

O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL

O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe

O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe

O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe

O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe

O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe

O23 - Service: Sandboxie Service (SbieSvc) - tzuk - C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe


End of file - 7720 bytes


Process Explorer Log:

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 91.18

Interrupts n/a 0.74 Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a 1.47 Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 560 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 612 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

winlogon.exe 636 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

services.exe 680 1.47 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 848 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

igfxsrvc.exe 2368 igfxsrvc Module Intel Corporation

igfxext.exe 2432 igfxext Module Intel Corporation

svchost.exe 1096 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1136 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1276 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1320 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

aswUpdSv.exe 1364 avast! Antivirus updating service ALWIL Software

ashServ.exe 1424 avast! antivirus service ALWIL Software

spoolsv.exe 1628 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

SbieSvc.exe 1768 Sandboxie Service tzuk

SeaPort.exe 1836 Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker Microsoft Corp.

svchost.exe 1884 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

btwdins.exe 416 Bluetooth Support Server Broadcom Corporation.

ashMaiSv.exe 616 avast! e-Mail Scanner Service ALWIL Software

ashWebSv.exe 876 avast! Web Scanner ALWIL Software

alg.exe 972 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 3684 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

lsass.exe 692 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation

explorer.exe 2164 1.47 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

hkcmd.exe 2344 hkcmd Module Intel Corporation

AsTray.exe 2400 Eee PC Tray Utility ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

AsAcpiSvr.exe 2448 Asus Eee PC ACPI Service ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

AsEPCMon.exe 2456 AsEPCMon ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

ETDCtrl.exe 2524 ETD Ware TSR Enhancements ELANTECH Devices Corp.

ashDisp.exe 2532 avast! service GUI component ALWIL Software

RTHDCPL.EXE 2644 Realtek HD Audio Control Panel Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

ctfmon.exe 2676 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation

SbieCtrl.exe 2684 Sandboxie Control tzuk

BTTray.exe 2700 Bluetooth Tray Application Broadcom Corporation.

SuperHybridEngine.exe 2712 Eee Super Hybrid Engine ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

daemon.exe 3280 DAEMON Tools Lite DT Soft Ltd

procexp.exe 1960 2.94 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

SandboxieRpcSs.exe 3948 Sandboxie COM Services (RPC) tzuk

SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe 4008 Sandboxie COM Services (DCOM) tzuk

firefox.exe 4060 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

notepad.exe 2064 Notepad Microsoft Corporation

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