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Default download speed settings of uTorrent are acceptable for the average user.
But these settings don’t meet higher expectations of serious users.
Yes… uTorrent is already optimized right of the box to speed up downloads, but not everybody has the same network scenario, the same ISP, same bandwidth or same computer.
Configuring uTorrent to increase download speed is relative to your resources.
You might be fortunate to have a 500Mbps or even 1 Gbps, but unlucky with slow uTorrent speeds. Or you might be lucky to download at high speeds with at an average 1Mbps bandwidth.
There are many uTorrent hacks that let you take full advantage of your resources.
Do you want to increase download speed, protect from hackers, avoid port blocking or just improve the experience?
The following 14 tricks and tips can make your torrenting experience fast and truly amazing.
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Before configuring uTorrent it is important to know your real bandwidth. This will give you an idea of how to optimize your speed and performance.
The most popular method is running a speed test at the website. Another easy way is to learn about your contracted Internet speed or plan from your Internet Service Provider “ISP”.
If you want to stick with uTorrent, you can check the current bandwidth and network settings on the platform itself. Once the test is finished, uTorrent will configure itself for best performance.
Running a test for is easy, just go to Options > Setup Guide.
Check the Bandwidth and Network boxes. Choose the closest server to where you are, so you can have a more accurate measurement. Leave the rest by on “Run Tests” the results of the bandwidth test. uTorrent just configured itself for best performance.
If the speed test fails. A result of “Connection failed error: Timed out (10060)” and “Port is not open (you are still able to download)”. A router or firewall could be blocking certain ports. Or “Automatic Port Mapping” could be disabled on your router.
If you prefer to manually configure your uTorrent bandwidth settings, press Ctrl+P or go to Options > Preferences > Bandwidth. Supposing you already know your speed (bandwidth), which should be in Mbps.
Notice that uTorrent is asking for kB/s under “Maximum download rate” not Mbps. There are some bandwidth conversion tools online, like ToolStudio or GbMb, which can help you convert those values.
By default, uTorrent will have an unlimited upload/download speed configured. Having unlimited bandwidth allocated is the perfect value for frequent users. But limiting upload is a different story…
Unlimited Upload Speeds.
Having an unlimited upload rate will not always affect downloading speeds. In fact, limiting your upload power too much can even affect your download speed.
Think about symmetry. uTorrent employs a mutual fair sharing algorithm, that ensures fairness in a torrent swarm. Users that upload more are usually prioritized. And if you limit upload too much your download speed will be affected as well.
Limiting uploads depends on your usage frequency and bandwidth plan. For example, if you have a fixed bandwidth (Cable, Fiber, ADSL, etc), leave defaults. But if you have a limited download speed (usually mobile data plans), then lowering upload speeds is a good idea.
Reduce at least 25% of your upload. For example, if your upload speed is 1Mbps (from) and if 1Mbps is the same as 125kB/s, then 0. 75 Mbps is 94kB/s (from Toolstudio).
If you reduce the upload rate too much, the TCP acknowledgment packets will be delayed and get lost. This will bring congestion to your application (slow download rates).
Don’t focus too much on reducing upload speeds, instead work on smaller queues. A large queue of uploads will definitely affect your download speed.
Queue Settings Optimization.
There are no best queue settings in uTorrent, it all depends on your downloading needs. If you are eager to download 20 files at a time, you can configure the uTorrent application to do so. But remember, each file that you download at the same time will take a piece of your bandwidth.
File consolidation and completion will take longer times. If you have all the time in the world, keep a long queue. But if it is download speed that you are looking to improve, a smaller queue will accomplish it.
To adjust the queuing settings, go to Options > Preferences > Queuing.
A low “Maximum number of active torrents” will ensure a steady download speed. To ensure at least two active downloads and one upload, go for a 2:1 download/upload ratio. But remember never to limit uploads too much. In the example picture, from three active “upload/downloads”, two of them will be a guaranteed download.
But everything is in relation to your speed. With 500Mbps you can use a 1:1 ratio and go for 20 active upload/downloads.
To override queue settings, “Force start” a torrent download. Force starting a torrent allows bypassing any rules already set in the uTorrent app. For example, if there is a queue limit to 3 downloads and you need to download the fourth torrent without changing configuration, then force starting is a way to bypass the rules.
Individual Torrent Bandwidth Allocation.
If you have more torrents downloading at the same time and you want a specific torrent to be prioritized. You can right-click the downloading torrent, go to Bandwidth Allocation and choose your specific priority.
But having 20 torrents queued with a high-speed bandwidth allocated will not guarantee anything if you have a seedless or even worse… a dead torrent. Checking and improving the health of your torrents is a very good way to ensure high speed.
Torrent Health Improvement.
A torrent is a small file that contains all the metadata about files and folders. It does not hold any content data. It also contains a list of all the network torrent trackers that link you with the right peer (seeder or leecher). A seeder is a user who shares a file and a leecher is another user downloading the same file.
It seems evident. A healthy torrent would be one with high activity, especially lots of seeders. Before downloading a torrent file, make sure that there are a lot of seeders. More seeders than leechers.
Free BSD sites like, show a good amount of a torrent’s information before downloading it. You can know current peers (seeders and leechers), size, similar torrents, and even trackers.
To get more accurate and actual health information, you can also check the file once is downloading. Go to the download bar, under Health and Seeds/Peers. You can see the current quantity of connected seeds and peers.
a. Updating torrent trackers:
To update a torrent’s tracker list, you have to find additional torrent trackers on the Internet. Right-click on the active downloading torrent and go to properties.
Copy the tracker list that you found and paste it to the end of the existing tracker list box in your uTorrent application. This will expand the connectivity of your torrent and improve the chances to find more peers.
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Automatic discovery mechanisms find more peers in a swarm, without manually having to add trackers. Make sure the following mechanisms are enabled; as they will help when trackers are difficult to find.
Peer Exchange “PEX”: It uses a single peer to share information needed to find and connect with other peers. Distributed Hash Table “DHT”: It is also known as “Bootstrapping”. DHT uses a decentralised system to find peers which reduce the load on central trackers. Local Peer Discovery: It supports the discovery of peers in local networks like LANs. To improve security, Local Peer Discovery avoids using ISP channels.
To change BitTorrent protocol configuration, go to Options > Preferences > BitTorrent. By default, uTorrent enables DHT, Local Peer Discovery, and Peer Exchange. If are downloading from public trackers, leave the boxes checked.
BitTorrent is the only method used by uTorrent to distribute data over the Internet. If this protocol is limited, the connection with other peers becomes slow or impossible.
Ensuring Connectivity: Port Forwarding.
Due to many reasons, agencies and ISPs all over the world discourage the use of BitTorrent. Some ISPs will attempt to throttle or even block any incoming BitTorrent traffic into their networks.
If you find yourself unable to download/upload or your speed is too slow, your BitTorrent port might be blocked.
To remain connected you must forward or map a port. Port forwarding or mapping is the act of making your local computer accessible to others through remote Internet access. In the case of uTorrent, it allows others (your peers) to access your uTorrent through a defined port.
1. Enable UPnP and NAT-PMP port mapping.
2. Manual Port Forwarding.
If you are manually forwarding a port, you don’t need to enable UPnP port mapping. Some uTorrent versions and routers don’t support automatic port forwarding, so you need to forward the port manually.
Choose a port. Go to Preferences > Connection >Listening Port. The standard BitTorrent TCP port range is from 6881-6889. But the protocol can be run in almost every port number, which is why it is difficult to block. If you don’t pick a random number, it is recommended to provide a port number over 10000. But be careful not to choose a port number that conflicts with another service.
Allow your router/firewall uTorrent communication. Login to your router, under the “Port Forwarding” section and add the same port that you choose in uTorrent.
Disk Cache Settings Tweaking.
uTorrent uses “Disk Cache” to maintain frequently accessed data in memory. This improves the response of the application because it doesn’t have to read and write every time into the computer’s hard drive.
uTorrent controls these settings automatically and does a good job at this. The pre-defined values will usually work fine. It is recommended to change this only if you maintain a high torrenting activity. For example, you are downloading 20 torrents at the same time at 500Mbps. Otherwise, you might face a disk overloading or a “Disk Overload 100%” problem.
To change cache settings go to Options > Preferences > Advanced > Disk Cache.
A cache size too small might end up giving overloading problems and reducing speed. Check the box “Override automatic cache size and specify the size manually” and allocate a higher memory usage in MBs. Assign at least 512 MB for fast Internet speeds, like 100/1000Mbps. Uncheck the “Reduce memory use when not needed” box, so that the value stays the same.
Removing Ads.
Free uTorrent versions have a bad reputation for displaying too many sponsored advertisements. End-users experience is not pleasant, as they are forced to hear noisy ads or install third-party software.
But forcing certain ads is the reason why uTorrent is still alive and free. A solution from uTorrent was to introduce a paid version that came without advertisements.
Fortunately, you can also disable ads in free versions (especially new ones). To do this, go to Options> Preferences > Advanced.
The large box displays a large set of flags that control the User Interface. The filter will help you find specific flags that enable ads.
By default, ads are “True”, all you have to do is disable them by setting their value to “False”. For example, on the filter look for the word “sponsored”. The result will show you a flag with the name “offers. sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled”. Turn it off, by changing its value to “False”.
Do the same thing for the following flags:
ow_plus_upselloffers. left_rail_offer_enabled ntent_offer_autoexecbt. enable_pulse
Restart the application so that the changes take effect.
Anonymous Downloading.
Anonymity has one goal: hide your true identity when connected to the Internet. And there are many good reasons to hide. One reason is that P2P clients like uTorrent, make you vulnerable and susceptible. One of your seeders could be a black-hat hacker scanning IPs and looking for victims. Another reason is that your ISP might be monitoring and trying to throttle BitTorrent traffic.
Don’t take a chance. Try it for yourself in less than 2 minutes. In uTorrent, press F5, to show “Detailed Info”, go to your download, and then “Peers”. There, you can see all the information about the swarm that you are connected to. You can know about your peers, their public IP address, and client version. For more information, check the Ultimate Crib Sheet for Staying Anonymous Online.
There are some methods you can use to protect your identity and stay anonymous. Using these methods will also help to increase your download speed.
1. Virtual Private Network “VPN”.
VPN uses strong encryption to protect your traffic from being compromised. VPN is the safest method because it hides your true IP, thus your entire Internet connection. When you connect to a third-party VPN, you create a tunnel from your computer to the VPN server. The tunnel bypasses anything on the way such as hackers, ISP monitors, etc. A popular VPN supporting P2P connections is OpenVPN.
How to use OpenVPN?
Download OpenVPN GUI. Go into OpenVPN community downloads site and download their stall OpenVPN on your computer. If it is Windows, the OpenVPN installation interface looks like this.
Once the installation is finished, you need to configure the software so you can connect to a server. To connect to a server you need login details, the server’s IP, and a certificate generated on the VPN you registered the paid service with OpenVPN. They will generate a certificate so you are able to connect to their servers. If you are using OpenVPN free client version, you need a certificate from another server and its credentials. To save configuration time, you can use a RapidSeedbox Virtual Private Server “VPS”, with pre-installed OpenVPN, certificate, and login details. A VPS works as an OpenVPN server that can be connected to a free OpenVPN client. To learn how to use OpenVPN with a VPS/Seedbox check this guide.
How to test a VPN?
Before connecting to a VPN, find your current public IP address. Go to WhatsmyIP, and write your address and location. Open the VPN and connect to a server. To make sure that you are connected and go to WhatsmyIP again. You will notice that the address and location are different.
2. Proxy Server.
A proxy server doesn’t hide your entire Internet connection like a VPN. It will instead, encrypt only a specific program or port of your computer. Because a proxy is more specific, it is much faster and cheaper than a VPN, but less secure.
Manually setting up a proxy server from the uTorrent interface:
Start your uTorrent app, click Options > Preferences > Connections > Proxy Server your proxy server information and login details. Check all boxes and click Apply. For more information on how to set up a proxy on any torrent client, check: Torrent Proxy: How to set up a proxy for your torrents? (2021 Update).
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If you want to take torrenting to a whole new level, a Seedbox or VPS is your best choice. A seedbox is not an encryption method like VPN or proxy instead, it is a dedicated server for torrenting.
Seedboxes use these encryption methods and add another extra layer of security. To download/upload torrents, you connect to another “computer” through a VPN. To save installation time RapidSeedbox comes with a pre-installed OpenVPN software.
A Seedbox can also allow easy management of torrents through web applications at fast speeds (often from 100Mbps to even 1 Gbps). With a seedbox, you don’t need to worry about being limited from your ISP or uploading/downloading too much. Your uTorrent can stay up 24/7 for 365 consecutive days.
RapidSeedbox is the most popular Seedbox/VPS service online. It offers unlimited bandwidth, shell access, dedicated IP address, remote desktop, among many other cool features. To learn more about a Seedbox, check out the following video!
Encrypting uTorrent Traffic.
To recognize torrent traffic patterns and shape them, ISPs use sophisticated application-layer firewalls.
Encrypting uTorrent can help evade traffic shaping from those devices. But just enabling encryption protocol, will not help you become totally anonymous.
Inventor of BitTorrent, Bram Cohen stated in an interview; “The so-called “encryption” of BitTorrent traffic isn’t really encryption, it’s obfuscation. It provides no anonymity whatsoever, and only temporarily evades traffic shaping. ”
But if your BitTorrent traffic is encrypted while using a VPN, there is little that a sophisticated device can do to identify and shape your traffic. Use a combination of VPN and BitTorrent traffic encryption.
Encrypting BitTorrent protocol gives you privacy “the traffic is hidden” a VPN gives you anonymity “your IP is hidden”.
Go to Options > Preferences > BitTorrent. Under the “Protocol Encryption” and Outgoing box select “Enabled”. Check the box “Allow incoming legacy connections”.
Virus and Malware Prevention.
Safe torrenting is not 100% guaranteed. Protecting from malware has a lot to do with common sense and a bit of mistrust. The P2P world is full of scammers that will use fake torrents to attract targets and infect their systems.
Whatever special antivirus you use, will not help if you keep downloading and connecting to untrusted sites. A famous quote from McAfee; “Social engineering has become about 75% of an average hacker’s toolkit, and for the most successful hackers, it reaches 90%”.
Protecting from that hacker’s 90% ability to trick you has to do a lot about “not trusting everything”. The following are a few recommendations to stay safe in the P2P world.
Watch from where you are downloading the torrent files. If you find what you are looking for, check the health of the torrent, the reputation of the contributor and other user’s comments. If the health of the torrent is low or it has no seeders at all, probably something kept other peers from sharing the file. Be especially suspicious of anything executable, such as EXE, ZIP, MSI or BAT files. If you are downloading software, be 100% sure of the file’s source. Music or movies usually have different formats; they don’t have executables. Formats like mp3, mp4, avi, mkv are not known to harm. Also, check the final file size; if it is less than 1Mb then probably it isn’t a movie.
So how can you protect from the other 10%?
Antivirus software.
Put your favourite antivirus to do its job… Scan files. The following picture shows Windows Defender detecting a potential malware.
Your antivirus might identify some viruses, others might go unnoticed and some will be false everything, your antivirus software, OS, Service packs, even PDF readers.
uTorrent premium offers automatic protection from viruses and malware. It will save configuration time, but it is just another powerful virus scanner. In the end, you can also get infected using premium versions. The strongest weapon against Malware is your own judgment.
Manage uTorrent Remotely.
The uTorrent Remote application allows you to manage the uTorrent app anywhere. You can leave your desktop behind and use your mobile to manage your torrents remotely. The interface is very easy to use and similar to uTorrent.
To configure it, you have to enable remote connections to your app. Open the uTorrent app from your computer, Go to Options > Preferences > Remote.
Check the box “Enable the uTorrent Remote Access” your computer a name and a Security Question in case you transfer the remote account to another computer. To test it, go to, write the computer name and password and “Log in”.
Once logged in, you will be able to see your uTorrent app with current downloads/uploads right from the web browser.
Updating (or downgrading) uTorrent.
Before clicking “Update”, think about this… is updating your uTorrent version the best choice? Most uTorrent users are quite satisfied with old uTorrent v2. 2. 1. It is light, fast, and doesn’t contain any embedded advertisements.
But unfortunately, uTorrent won’t offer old software versions in its library and there is a good reason why. Newer versions contain sponsored software, so that uTorrent keeps its software free and makes some revenue.
But don’t undervalue newer versions, such as v3. 5. It still contains advertisements but they are less annoying and easier to remove. New versions like 3. 5 also have considerable faster transfers and valuable features like remote uTorrent.
Whether you decide to stay with the familiar or modernize, take the following steps to either update or downgrade.
Update: Go to Help > Check for Updates. uTorrent will automatically look for updates in its database and will inform you if there is an available package to download. If there is, go ahead and download right from the app (it is the safest).
Downgrade:
Download the older version from sites that offer old applications. Websites like Oldapps and Oldversion have good reputation and popularity. Backup the uTorrent AppData folder. Uninstall the new uTorrent stall the old version. Old software downloaded from “old app sites” could be identified as “Potential virus” from your antivirus software. If it was downloaded from a trusted site, ignore this.
How to Resolve the uTorrent Disk Overloaded Error in Windows

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Have you encountered a disk overloaded error in uTorrent and can’t continue downloading files?
Well, the disk overloaded error in uTorrent is often caused by improper settings on the program, particularly the cache settings of uTorrent. In some cases, this error occurs for about a minute and goes away on its own.
However, there have been multiple reports [1] [2] [3] from users stating that the issue stays longer than a minute, and they are unable to continue downloading torrent files using the uTorrent client.
Lucky for you, there are a few possible solutions to this particular problem.
Today, we will show you a few tips and tricks that you can try doing on your computer to resolve the ‘uTorrent Disk Overloaded’ error on Windows.
Let’s get started.
1. Restart Your Computer.
2. Turn On File Pre-Allocation on uTorrent.
3. Disable e_partfile on uTorrent.
4. Adjust the Disk Cache on uTorrent.
5. Update the uTorrent Client.
If you are having issues running uTorrent and other programs on your computer, it is worth rebooting your system to fix it.
It is possible that some of the programs running on your computer use a lot of your hard drive’s resources, which causes the disk overload error.
To fix this, you can try restarting your computer to ensure that no programs are running in the background, and uTorrent would have the full allocation of your hard drive’s resources.
Here’s what you do:
On your computer, press on the Windows Key to open the Start menu.
After that, click on the Power button to open the Power Options tab.
Lastly, click on the Restart button to begin rebooting your computer.
After restarting your computer, try to launch the uTorrent client and download a few files to see if the disk overload error would still occur.
However, if you are still having issues downloading files on the uTorrent client, you can try doing the next method below.
One of the reasons why uTorrent uses a lot of disk resources from your computer is because file pre-allocation is not enabled.
When pre-allocation is not turned on, the client downloads and uploads hundreds of random parts of a file to your hard drive all at the same time.
However, if file pre-allocation is turned on, the client already occupies the available storage on your disk that would be needed to fit the file that you are downloading. This way, disk usage would be lessened, and you would have room for more tasks while downloading files on uTorrent.
To turn on the ‘File Pre-Allocation’ feature in uTorrent, check out the step-by-step guide below:
On your computer, go to the Desktop and launch uTorrent.
After that, click on the Options tab located at the menu bar at the top of your screen.
Now, select Preferences and make sure that Pre-Allocate All Files is marked checked.
Lastly, click on OK to save the changes.
Next, continue downloading files on the uTorrent client to see if the disk overloaded error would still occur.
uTorrent client has a feature that allows you to select the files that you want to download from the torrent file.
However, due to unknown reasons, enabling this feature on the client results in high disk usage as the client still allocates space for the files that you did not select from the torrent file.
To fix this, you can try disabling e_partfile on uTorrent’s settings:
On your computer, launch the uTorrent client from the Desktop.
After that, click on the Options tab from the menu bar at the top of your screen.
Next, click on Preferences and select the Advanced tab.
Inside the Advanced tab, type e_partfile from the search bar at the upper right corner.
Lastly, change the value of e_partfile to False and click OK to save the changes.
Now, try to download files normally on the uTorrent client and see if the disk overloaded error would appear on your computer.
Normally, a 128 MB disk cache for downloading dozens of torrent files on uTorrent is enough.
However, if you are trying to download files that are 10 GB or higher, that 128 MB disk cache may run a little short.
To fix this, you can try manually changing the disk cache value on uTorrent’s settings. This solution, which was initially shared on Stack Overflow, has been recommended to have worked for several users to fix the ‘uTorrent Disk Overloaded’ error on Windows.
The steps below will guide you through the process:
First, inside the uTorrent client, click on the Options tab from the menu bar.
After that, click on Preferences and click on the + button beside the Advanced tab.
Now, click on the Disk Cache tab.
Lastly, make sure that Override Automatic Cache Size is marked checked and change its value to 1024.
Next, save the changes and continue downloading torrent files on the uTorrent client to see if the disk overloaded problem would still occur.
On the other hand, if the problem still appears while downloading files on the client, you can try downloading the latest version of uTorrent on your computer.
If you are running an outdated version of the uTorrent client, it is possible that the current version of the program already has a bug in the first place, which causes performance issues on your computer.
uTorrent may already be aware of the issue and might rollout an update anytime to address the problem.
To update the uTorrent client, you would need to uninstall it first and then download the latest version on their website. Follow the steps below to guide you through the process:
On your computer, press on the Windows Key + S and search for Control Panel.
After that, click on Open to launch the Control Panel.
Inside the Control Panel, click on Uninstall a Program.
Now, from the list, scroll down and find the uTorrent client.
Right-click on the uTorrent client and select Uninstall. Follow the on-screen prompts to remove uTorrent from your computer.
Lastly, go to uTorrent’s website and download the latest version of the client.
Wait for the download to finish, then launch the installer and follow the prompts to install the latest version of uTorrent to your computer. Try to download a couple of files on your computer to see if the disk overload error would occur with the uTorrent client.
This ends our guide on how to fix the disk overloaded error on the uTorrent client.
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How to Resolve the uTorrent Disk Overloaded Error in Windows

How to Resolve the uTorrent Disk Overloaded Error in Windows

Have you encountered a disk overloaded error in uTorrent and can’t continue downloading files?
Well, the disk overloaded error in uTorrent is often caused by improper settings on the program, particularly the cache settings of uTorrent. In some cases, this error occurs for about a minute and goes away on its own.
However, there have been multiple reports [1] [2] [3] from users stating that the issue stays longer than a minute, and they are unable to continue downloading torrent files using the uTorrent client.
Lucky for you, there are a few possible solutions to this particular problem.
Today, we will show you a few tips and tricks that you can try doing on your computer to resolve the ‘uTorrent Disk Overloaded’ error on Windows.
Let’s get started.
1. Restart Your Computer.
2. Turn On File Pre-Allocation on uTorrent.
3. Disable e_partfile on uTorrent.
4. Adjust the Disk Cache on uTorrent.
5. Update the uTorrent Client.
If you are having issues running uTorrent and other programs on your computer, it is worth rebooting your system to fix it.
It is possible that some of the programs running on your computer use a lot of your hard drive’s resources, which causes the disk overload error.
To fix this, you can try restarting your computer to ensure that no programs are running in the background, and uTorrent would have the full allocation of your hard drive’s resources.
Here’s what you do:
On your computer, press on the Windows Key to open the Start menu.
After that, click on the Power button to open the Power Options tab.
Lastly, click on the Restart button to begin rebooting your computer.
After restarting your computer, try to launch the uTorrent client and download a few files to see if the disk overload error would still occur.
However, if you are still having issues downloading files on the uTorrent client, you can try doing the next method below.
One of the reasons why uTorrent uses a lot of disk resources from your computer is because file pre-allocation is not enabled.
When pre-allocation is not turned on, the client downloads and uploads hundreds of random parts of a file to your hard drive all at the same time.
However, if file pre-allocation is turned on, the client already occupies the available storage on your disk that would be needed to fit the file that you are downloading. This way, disk usage would be lessened, and you would have room for more tasks while downloading files on uTorrent.
To turn on the ‘File Pre-Allocation’ feature in uTorrent, check out the step-by-step guide below:
On your computer, go to the Desktop and launch uTorrent.
After that, click on the Options tab located at the menu bar at the top of your screen.
Now, select Preferences and make sure that Pre-Allocate All Files is marked checked.
Lastly, click on OK to save the changes.
Next, continue downloading files on the uTorrent client to see if the disk overloaded error would still occur.
uTorrent client has a feature that allows you to select the files that you want to download from the torrent file.
However, due to unknown reasons, enabling this feature on the client results in high disk usage as the client still allocates space for the files that you did not select from the torrent file.
To fix this, you can try disabling e_partfile on uTorrent’s settings:
On your computer, launch the uTorrent client from the Desktop.
After that, click on the Options tab from the menu bar at the top of your screen.
Next, click on Preferences and select the Advanced tab.
Inside the Advanced tab, type e_partfile from the search bar at the upper right corner.
Lastly, change the value of e_partfile to False and click OK to save the changes.
Now, try to download files normally on the uTorrent client and see if the disk overloaded error would appear on your computer.
Normally, a 128 MB disk cache for downloading dozens of torrent files on uTorrent is enough.
However, if you are trying to download files that are 10 GB or higher, that 128 MB disk cache may run a little short.
To fix this, you can try manually changing the disk cache value on uTorrent’s settings. This solution, which was initially shared on Stack Overflow, has been recommended to have worked for several users to fix the ‘uTorrent Disk Overloaded’ error on Windows.
The steps below will guide you through the process:
First, inside the uTorrent client, click on the Options tab from the menu bar.
After that, click on Preferences and click on the + button beside the Advanced tab.
Now, click on the Disk Cache tab.
Lastly, make sure that Override Automatic Cache Size is marked checked and change its value to 1024.
Next, save the changes and continue downloading torrent files on the uTorrent client to see if the disk overloaded problem would still occur.
On the other hand, if the problem still appears while downloading files on the client, you can try downloading the latest version of uTorrent on your computer.
If you are running an outdated version of the uTorrent client, it is possible that the current version of the program already has a bug in the first place, which causes performance issues on your computer.
uTorrent may already be aware of the issue and might rollout an update anytime to address the problem.
To update the uTorrent client, you would need to uninstall it first and then download the latest version on their website. Follow the steps below to guide you through the process:
On your computer, press on the Windows Key + S and search for Control Panel.
After that, click on Open to launch the Control Panel.
Inside the Control Panel, click on Uninstall a Program.
Now, from the list, scroll down and find the uTorrent client.
Right-click on the uTorrent client and select Uninstall. Follow the on-screen prompts to remove uTorrent from your computer.
Lastly, go to uTorrent’s website and download the latest version of the client.
Wait for the download to finish, then launch the installer and follow the prompts to install the latest version of uTorrent to your computer. Try to download a couple of files on your computer to see if the disk overload error would occur with the uTorrent client.
This ends our guide on how to fix the disk overloaded error on the uTorrent client.
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Frequently Asked Questions about utorrent disk cache settings

How do I fix an overloaded disk in uTorrent?

How to Resolve the uTorrent Disk Overloaded Error in WindowsRestart Your Computer.Turn On File Pre-Allocation on uTorrent.Disable diskio. use_partfile on uTorrent.Adjust the Disk Cache on uTorrent.Update the uTorrent Client.Aug 13, 2020

What does disk cache overload mean?

The Disk Overload Error in uTorrent occurs after the download speed reaches a certain threshold. In most cases, the error lats for about one minute (during which the download drops) before returning to normal. However, in most cases, the error is recurring and returns after just a couple of minutes.Feb 18, 2021

How do I maximize my download speed on uTorrent?

How to speed up uTorrentIncrease the number of seeders and peers.Increase the file-specific bandwidth.Change more bandwidth settings.Connect directly to the seeds.Download via a direct, wired Internet connection.Don’t queue up too many torrents at once.Jul 8, 2019

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