Home > Tutorials > How to send large files using µTorrent

How to send large files using µTorrent

January 14th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Introduction

There are numerous ways to share your files. This includes the usual mail, Windows Live Messenger, file-hosting sites like RapidShare, Dropbox, FTP and many other ways.

However, all have the following problem. Lets say that you want to share some REALLY big amount of data with someone, like for example 5GB or maybe even 20GB. In that case all of the above mentioned ways of sharing have serious drawbacks.

Windows Live Messenger is often very slow, can share only a few files at a time and does not support resume on sending files (which basically means that if for example your connections dies out while having 99% of your file already sent, you have to send the file all over again!). File-hosting sites like RapidShare, MegaUpload and similar sites have file size limits so that you need to upload big files by splitting it in different parts that are withing this limit  and so on (which is also the case if you use Dropbox). FTP does not pose a limit on the number or size of the files, but it again does not offer a resume of a download like Windows Live Messenger. Other drawbacks of all these type of methods  is the requirement of some initial setup, technical knowledge, user registration on websites, ads, etc.

How to send files by using µTorrent

µTorrent is a popular BitTorrent client that is used to share files by using the so called BitTorrent protocol. In µTorrent 3 it is very easy to share any of your files of any size with anyone you like. Before you proceed, you should first download and install the latest version.

There are several (more difficult) ways of doing this, but the following is by far the easiest:

Start up µTorrent and then simply drag and drop any file or even an entire folder into µTorrent. You will then get the following dialog:

When you click on “Get Link“, a tinyurl link is created which you can directly share with the person you would like to share the data.

Clicking on “Done” will put your automatically created torrent on seeding, so that now anyone (with which you share the provided link) can download your file(s). When someone opens the link a µTorrent web page will be shown that looks something like this:

On this page you can download the torrent file, the magnet link or even the file(s) directly! The other person(s) can open this torrent or insert the magnet link in theirs µTorrent client after which the download will begin.

Conclusion

Using µTorrent, or in that sense any other BitTorrent client, gives the possibility to share your files without any size limits with the further advantage of resuming your incomplete downloads at a later time. With µTorrent 3 in particular this really becomes a no-brainer.

See also the guide from the utorrent website.

* Note: To guarantee delivery of your content, your computer must be on and serving your content at the time somebody is downloading it.

Categories: Tutorials Tags:
  1. September 17th, 2014 at 22:49 | #1

    I feel this is one of the most important information for me.
    And i’m satisfied studying your article. But should observation on some basic things, The site taste is great, the articles is really excellent : D.
    Excellent activity, cheers

  2. September 28th, 2014 at 22:41 | #2

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later.
    All the best

  3. September 29th, 2014 at 12:55 | #3

    Everything is very open with a clear description of the issues.
    It was really informative. Your site is useful. Many thanks for sharing!

  4. October 2nd, 2014 at 12:39 | #4

    In that release Anonymous says he will have disabled some Swedish government or affiliate websites,
    and is targeting others in actions which were dubbed Operation Pirate Bay (#Op – Pirate –
    Bay) and Operation PRQ (#Op – PRQ). As what I said before,
    Dub Turbo works as your good assistant. Cloud
    – Front has servers located throughout Europe and Asia and also the United
    States.

  5. October 4th, 2014 at 18:46 | #5

    how do you resist those strong temptations to eat wrong
    foods and hurt your health and your light level.
    In contrast to high priced drugs and medical care, the improvement dietetic therapy is free of charge.
    Find more helpful informative articles at our website.

  6. October 5th, 2014 at 20:17 | #6

    I’m no longer sure the place you’re getting your info, however good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or figuring out more.
    Thank you for great information I used to be on the lookout for this information for my mission.

  7. October 6th, 2014 at 21:49 | #7

    This web site truly has all of the information I needed concerning this subject and didn’t know who
    to ask.

  8. October 8th, 2014 at 05:05 | #8

    Thhe simple truth is, just like the American Psychological
    Association noted it, you see interpersonal capabilities, a particular temperament whih couhld have the samje importance in jobb accomplishment wheen compared with more
    significcant Intelligence Quotient results. Instead, identify yourwants that you want to satisfy and how
    you wish to contribute to yourr little one’s well-being
    and are avalable from that energy. Damage Control: If things have begun to
    geet too heated, you may need to remind Ann and
    Craig thaat the office is often a place ffor work,
    not fighting.

  9. October 17th, 2014 at 21:52 | #9

    Hello, I do believe your blog could possibly be having web browser compatibility problems.
    Whenever I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening
    in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues. I
    merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, excellent blog!

  10. October 18th, 2014 at 11:57 | #10

    Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and
    wished to mention that I have truly loved surfing around your blog posts.

    In any case I will be subscribing in your feed and I’m hoping you write once more soon!

  11. November 8th, 2014 at 08:00 | #11

    Hey there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your posts.

    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums
    that cover the same subjects? Thanks a ton!

  12. Goon
    December 13th, 2014 at 04:13 | #12

    That article was great. I never knew uTorrent was capable of doing this. You just saved me hours of research. Thanks

  1. No trackbacks yet.
*