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Sharing the download queue among Windows and Mac versions of uTorrent


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I'm using an iMac, but I mostly use Windows on it. Hence, I mostly use uTorrent for Windows. Sometimes, I need to switch to OS X for a couple of days, but I don't do it for that long because all my downloads are in Windows. At first, there was no Mac version of uTorrent, so I didn't have any choice, but now that there is, I'd like to know what the best way of sharing data across the two is.

I've got my downloads being stored on an external 1TB hard drive. That's in NTFS format, but I have MacFuse and NTFS-3G installed in OS X, so it's pretty much a native drive. Similarly, in Windows, MacDrive is doing it's bit.

Will simply changing the download storage paths in the Mac version of uTorrent help? Or will I need to make some additional changes?

I'd like to be able to "sync" the queues across the platforms. For example, if I add a new torrent within Windows, I want it to show up in the queue in the Mac version when I reboot into OS X next, and vice versa.

Getting a bit technical, I know that the download queue (in the Windows version at least) is stored in resume.dat in the App Data folder. If there was a way to make both versions access and update the same file, things would logically fall into place. However, this resume.dat has hard-coded Windows paths, which the Mac version wouldn't be able to make use of and vice versa.

Would using portable versions of both uTorrents be a step in the right direction? I don't see how the resume.dat problem will be solved with that, but at least they'll all be looking in the same place for it...

- Aalaap

Edit: Just found this thread while manually looking for a similar problem. The search didn't throw up anything relevant! http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=59801

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Well, I guess to get around hash-checking you could use the Windows version on Mac, place the settings on the external, and set the default download location with a relative path. I'm not aware of anyway to sync up the two versions or how settings are even stored on the mac version...

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