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Windows 7: uTorrent - Different Versions

09 Nov 2017   #1
br4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
uTorrent - Different Versions

I'm using uTorrent portable and have recently discovered something I think is very strange.

The only uTorrent.exe file version I have is 3.5.0.43916, and if I double click on this file it opens with no torrents showing.

But, if when on a torrent site, I select Get This Torrent, uTorrent opens in Build 44090 with 5 torrents in its list.

I've done searches on my drives and searched the registry and didn't see anything pointing to a 44090 file. uTorrent does not appear in the installed programs list.

Any ideas how to correct this?


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09 Nov 2017   #2
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Where did you get this portable version?
If clicking a "get this torrent" link and uTorrent automatically opens, then you have set uTorrent as the default in Windows for torrent files. You should NEVER set a portable software as a default in Windows.

Bill
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09 Nov 2017   #3
br4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Since I cannot find any software for the 44090 build, how is that version opening when I click on the Get This Torrent link?
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10 Nov 2017   #4
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

44090 is the latest utorrent build. Both my portable and installed are at that version. I ask again where did you get this portable version?
Look here and see what is shown:
C:\Users\YOUR PROFILE\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\updates
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10 Nov 2017   #5
br4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I got the file from either the link on PortableFreeware.com or the download on portableapps.com .

Thank you for the link to AppData / Roaming; my Explorer search of my C drive did not show any utorrent.exe files, but the Roaming/uTorrent folder has the version 44090 file. I've renamed the uTorrent folder and will test the next time I do a Get This Torrent link.

Thanks for your help.
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10 Nov 2017   #6
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

PortableApps is the only one to use. If you have uTorrent shown in the appdata folder then it is Installed on the system. I don't think setting the portable as default would create this directory. Not sure though. As mentioned before you should never set a portable software as a default app in windows. uTorrent uses the appdata folder to launch the program. If you have a shortcut check the properties to see where it launches from.
personally I would install the full version and set it as default.
Bill
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