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Magnet Links won't work. Tried everything?


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Hi there...

I just reformatted my computer reinstalled all my programs and I can't seem to get magnet torrent links to open up in uTorrent.

Things I've tried:

1. Double checked to see that all torrent files are associated with uTorrent

2. Updated to newest versions of Chrome & uTorrent

3. Uninstalled Chrome & uTorrent using Revo Uninstaller Pro

4. Reinstalled Chrome & uTorrent (latest versions)

5. Tried to open magnet links from IE8 (didn't work either)

6. Made the following edits to my registry:




@="URL:Magnet Protocol"

"URL Protocol"=""




@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe\" \"%1\""


I think that covers everything.. Does anyone else have any other suggestions? I realise I can simply just right click the magnet icon and select copy link URL and open it in uTorrent but that is just annoying. I miss being able to one click torrent links. Your help would be appreciated.

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OK, try this:

*Close Chrome

Go to start menu > run

type in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data

Double click the Local State file

select notepad to open it with notepad

search for "protocol_handler" by typing in ctrl + f and entering in protocol_handler

find your protocol. it should say "magnet"

delete that entire line and nothing else

restart chrome, and it should be reset

*Edit: if you don't close chrome first it probably won't work.

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