Default Install Location and Downloads Folder
uTorrent is a piece of software that allows you to download files through torrenting. It was released in 2005 and has since grown to become the most widely used torrenting program outside of China.
Torrenting is a very simple concept: usually when you download a file, you will download it from one server, when you "torrent" a file, you download different parts of it from lots of different locations at once. This can speed up download times and save costs for the people sharing the files.
uTorrent Install Location
If you're experiencing issues with uTorrent, want to delete the files relating to it, or do anything else with the files relating to your uTorrent installation, a good place to start is knowing where they are located. That's where we (Save Location) come in. See the default install location for uTorrent on your operating system below:
On Windows, uTorrent will install into this folder by default:
You can open that folder by:
- Opening a File Explorer window (by right clicking the start menu and clicking
%APPDATA%\uTorrentinto the address bar at the top
ENTERon your keyboard
On Mac, uTorrent will install in this folder:
You can open this folder by opening a Finder window, pressing
/Applications/uTorrent.app into the text field and clicking
uTorrent Default Download Folder
The default locations for your files downloaded via uTorrent will vary based on your computer's operating system.
On Windows, uTorrent will save your downloads to the
Downloads folder by default.
You can access this by opening a File Explorer window and pasting the following path into the address bar at the top (and then hitting
ENTER on your keyboard):
If your downloads aren't at the above location, we recommend changing your download folder. You can do this by:
Options in the top left of uTorrent. Then clicking
Preferences, and navigating to the
Directories tab. Once in the
Directories tab, simply check
Put new downloads in: and select a location for your downloads to go to:
On Mac, downloaded torrents will by default be saved to the
Downloads folder. You can access this by opening a Finder window, pressing
G, and then pasting the following path into the text field (and clicking
If you are on Linux (e.g. Ubuntu) and running Wine, your downloads are likely saved in the following folder: