µTorrent Help: Moving Downloads Into Category Folders


Move µTorrent Downloads Into Category Folders


I have recently seen a number of µTorrent users requesting help in moving their downloaded content to different folders, based upon categories, and continue seeding.  This guide wil help in achieving this by either having µTorrent do this automatically or moving on your own.

Since µTorrent and BitTorrent are identical bittorrent clients, developed by the same company, this guide applies to µTorrent or BitTorrent.

This move can be done manually or µTorrent can do this for you using the move completed downloads option and labels.

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Moving Downloads Manually

To move the content manually and continue seeding:

  1. Stop the torrent in µTorrent.
  2. Move the downloaded content to the location you want.
  3. Right-click the torrent in µTorrent and select Advanced>Set download location.
  4. Browse to the folder containing the content and select.
  5. Right-click the torrent in µTorrent and select Force Re-Check.
  6. µTorrent will check and adjust to 100%.  Re-start the torrent.

Moving Downloads Automatically

Using labels, you can move the downloaded content to separate folders based upon the categories you choose.  The one condition is that all the categorized folders must be within the same folder.

In µTorrent go to Options>Preferences>Directories and set options as in this image.  You can set the folders (directories) as you please.   The options to Put new downloads in, Move completed torrents to and Append the torrent's label must be enabled.
The"Only move from default download directory" option is up to you, but I suggest this be enabled as you may want to have torrents that you do not move to this location and you can set their download location outside the default directory when adding.  Press Apply when done.


Next, you need to go to Options>Preferences>UI Settings and enable the Show a window that displays the files inside the torrent in advanced mode option.  Press OK when done.  You must also make sure that µTorrent is in Advanced Mode.  See this section of µTorrent Help:  Selecting Files To Download In µTorrent for more detailed information on setting this option and enabling Advanced Mode.

Options>Preferences>UI Settings

This will show an Add Torrent window when you open a torrent in µTorrent.  This is where you can add a label.  Because, you enabled the Append the torrent's label option above, µTorrent will move the differently labeled downloads into categorized sub-folders.

Sometimes, the Add Torrent window will be minimized and you will not see the Label option.  In the lower left corner of that window will be a downward arrow.  Press on this and the full Add Torrent screen will show.

In the middle of the Add Torrent screen, you will now see the place to enter a label.


Now if you add the label "Music", the download will be save to (in my settings) the Completed Downloads/Music folder.
Now, if you want to have a sub-folder in Music, say "Alternative", you would label as "Music\Alternative".  The completed download will then automatically be moved to the Completed Downloads\Music\Alternative folder.
You can designate as many sub-folders as you want by inserting the back slash (\) between names, for example "Music/Alternative/80s".
If the label contains a path for a folder that does not exist yet, it will be created.  There is no need for you to create the folder.

Again, the one condition is that there be a master folder for all these sub-folders as that must be the default directory to designate.


Hopefully this guide has helped you in moving your completed downloads into your category folders.

If you find a mistake in the guide or have a question, please post here or in our Forums.

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