We all have heard of uTorrent and its ability to download large files without downloading all at once, which makes it easily one of the most popular downloaders in the world. But, what would you do if the downloader stops responding? Well, the files can’t wait, at least not for long. Follow the steps below to solve the problem “uTorrent Not Responding“!
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Fix 1: Restart uTorrent through Task Manager
Just like the warning error said, the first step is to shut down all uTorrent processes. To do this, you can close uTorrent and related services in Task Manager and run it again.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time to open the Task Manager.
- Select the uTorrent app and select End Task.
- Click the File menu, select Run New Task.
- In the window that opens, click
- Navigate to the following path to launch uTorrent:
The error is now gone and you can try downloading again to check the problem. If not, you can try the next solution.
Fix 2: Run for admin
This error can also occur due to limited access to file downloads. Large data transfers make your account suspicious, so your uTorrent needs admin privileges to work again. To prevent this, you need to run uTorrent as an Administrator:
- Right-click on the uTorrent app, click on
- On the compatibility tab select “Run this program as Administrator”.
- Click on apply and then OK.
- Launch the app.
- When asked for permission, click Yes
- Check if your problem gets solved.
Fix 3: Allow uTorrent via firewall
Although the uTorrent setup wizard can automatically add an exception for uTorrent in the Windows Firewall, for other anti-virus applications, you may have to add them manually. It is advised to search online to allow application through the firewall since the user interface varies from app to app. Hence it is recommended to visit the support section of the respective antivirus you have.
Fix 4: Disable proxies
In addition to improving Internet performance, proxy servers can browse people privately by hiding your IP. However, proxy servers are not compatible with some network-based applications such as uTorrent. To resolve this error, you can disable proxy servers:
- Open Run app by pressing the Windows logo key and R at the same time and enter cpl.
- Go to the Connection tab and select LAN Settings.
- Make sure that “Use a proxy server for your LAN” is unchecked.
- Restart uTorrent and check if the issue is resolved
Fix 5: Deleting application data
It is possible that corrupted application data can be a cause of uTorrent not responding. Recent changes on your computer may have corrupted local configuration files, causing your uTorrent to fail to read this data, causing uTorrent to show not responding error.
To fix this you need to navigate to the application configuration folder and delete the saved data from that location.
- Press the Windows logo key + R and enter %AppData%\utorrent in the Run box.
- Delete all contents of the current folder.
- Restart your computer and restart uTorrent.
Fix 6: Delete downloading files
There can be a reason that the files themselves are causing the error. For that, you will have to say goodbye to files that were downloading or were about to be complete to check if the problem is solved. Alternatively, you can move the files to a new location to check if the issue is resolved.
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Fix 7: Reinstall uTorrent
If all of these solutions fail to resolve your issue, you will have to reinstall uTorrent
- Open the start menu, Type Add or remove programs and click on the option with the same name
- Below you will see the list of apps that are installed on your computer
- Locate uTorrent, Right-click on it, and select Uninstall.
- Download the app from their website and install it.
We hope that your problem related to uTorrent not responding has been resolved and you are able to download files without any hassles. Comment below which method worked for you.