uTorrent is a popular BitTorrent client used for downloading and sharing files over the internet. In this article, we will guide you on how to locate and change the default download directory for uTorrent in Ubuntu.
To locate and change uTorrent’s default download directory in Ubuntu, you can access the directory through Wine, check the uTorrent download preferences, or locate the uTorrent Server installation folder. To change the default download directory, open uTorrent, go to "Options > Preferences > Directories," and specify a new directory for your downloads.
Locating the Default Download Directory
The location of the default download directory for uTorrent on Ubuntu can vary based on your setup and configuration. Here are some common locations:
1. uTorrent with Wine
If you are running uTorrent with Wine, the default download directory is usually found under
~/.wine/drive_c/users. You can access this location by using the key combination
h to show hidden files.
2. uTorrent Download Preferences
If you haven’t changed the uTorrent download preferences after installation, the files will be saved in a different download folder. The path for this folder is
3. uTorrent Server Installation Folder
Another possible location for the downloaded files is the installation folder of uTorrent Server. This folder can be found in the directory where you have installed uTorrent Server. For example, it could be in the
Changing the Default Download Directory
If you want to change the default download directory, you can do this through the uTorrent settings. Here’s how:
- Open uTorrent and navigate to “Options > Preferences > Directories”.
- In the “Directories” section, you will find an option for “Location of downloaded files”. Here, you can specify a new directory for your downloads.
- Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save your changes.
Please note that the exact location and steps may vary depending on your system configuration and the version of uTorrent you are using. It is recommended to check the uTorrent documentation or seek further assistance if you are unable to locate the downloaded files or change the download directory.
Understanding how to locate and change the default download directory in uTorrent on Ubuntu can help you better manage your downloaded files. While the process can be a bit technical, it’s fairly straightforward once you know where to look and what to do. As always, make sure to back up your files and settings before making any changes to your system.
To open uTorrent in Ubuntu, you can either search for it in the applications menu or use the terminal to run the command
Yes, you can change the default download directory to an external hard drive. When specifying the new directory in the uTorrent settings, you can navigate to the mounted external hard drive and select a folder on it as the new download directory.
To access hidden files in Ubuntu, you can use the key combination
h. This will show hidden files and folders in the file manager.
Yes, you can change the default download directory for individual torrents in uTorrent. Right-click on the torrent you want to change the download directory for, go to "Advanced" and select "Set Download Location". From there, you can choose a new directory for that specific torrent.
To backup your uTorrent settings and files, you can make a copy of the uTorrent installation folder, which contains the settings and downloaded files. Additionally, you can export your uTorrent settings by going to "Options > Preferences > General" and clicking on the "Export Settings" button. This will create a .dat file that you can save as a backup.