Resuming a Torrent Download on Another Computer

   Posted October 19, 2010 by Lê Hoàng in Internet

You are finishing up a torrent download of a movie to view on the plane; however, it’s not completely done. What can you do? This tech-recipes shows how to resume the torrent download on a different computer without restarting and re-downloading the whole file.

Note: I tested this on Utorrent. This may work with other torrent programs as well.

On first computer:

1. Save a torrent file (.torrent) and start downloading the file by go to File->Add torrent->Point  to the .torrent file.

2. When you have to stop the download process, click on Stop button.

3. Go to Utorrent default download folder (Default: C:\Users\Your user name\Downloads on Windows 7) and copy the data folder or file which has the same name with the torrent file (example: if your torrent file is abc.torrent, then copy the file or folder with the name abc)

4. Copy the torrent file (.torrent) and that data folder to your USB drive. We will resume the download process on the second computer using them.

On second computer:

1. Copy the torrent data folder in your USB, go to Utorrent default download folder and paste it there.

2. Lauch Utorrent and go to File->Add Torrent…. and point to the torrent file (.torrent) on your USB, hit Open.

3. After that, your download process will be resumed.


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  • Guest

    You can also use the portable version of Utorrent which can be found at

  • Missmihong

    what if there are no torrent files? if it uses magnet links? is it still possible to continue downloading in another computer?

  • Augusto

    Even if you use magnet all torrent programs make a torrentfile from the swarm


    in utorrent case they save it here.

  • amit sharma


    its works………….

  • azzou

    thx alot it workd it worked i was in 92% and it got deleted

  • mohammad

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  • Yousuf

    Thank you so much, you’ve made it easier for everyone

  • subar

    thank you