Ability to delete single files instead of whole torrents
Have you ever wanted to delete a large file and keep the rest of the torrent bout didn't have the option availible and so you had to delete it manually and wait for a force check to finish? This is for you!
This feature encourages users to not seed.
I'd rather not seed than have all of these useless files take up space. "Encourages users not to seed?" Plz
Often a torrent includes many large files, or an entire TV series and all you want is one or two files but the complete file takes up much space. For example you want CSI season 15 episode 3 but can only find CSI season 15 complete. That torrent takes up 5gb of your memory when the episode you want is only 800mb. Being able to delete the files in the torrent you do not want and are not downloading would take less space and help people with smaller memory seed.
Константин Легионный commented
But i can delete torrent file, then delete files that i'm not interested in, and then "redownload" files that i'm need! What a bullshit!!!! Just more actions, same result!
Err, this encourages users TO seed, since now they can see just the file they actually wanted, rather than cluttering their harddrives with junk files. Guess I'll continue to remove torrents that I don't want everything in then...
Иван Непомнящий commented
"This feature encourages users to not seed" - Bullshit! I regularly do this, because the place in the CDM is not unlimited. However, I am wasting my time, recalculating hashes. Very sad to see that you believe your program users - idiots.
So instead of letting us delete a single junk file in a torrent, you'd rather we just delete the whole thing, and not seed at all? Lame.
Lame veto. It's already possible, it just takes in inordinate amount of time. If I wanted to stop seeding I would with or without the feature.
i like this
You can do it, just keep on reading. I will tell how. I wonder why you would ask for such a feature. I usually hate applications that delete my files since it needs a restore application to scan the hard drive if I delete it by accident. however if you use the Windows-Explorer, you can restore a simple delete from the recycle bin [unless you Shift-Delete then you're power user].
Steps to Delete (single/multiple) file(s):
1-In Files list right click the file(s) you want to delete and click "Don't Download". You may find it in older versions under Priority sub-menu.
2-In Torrents List Stop the download=right click the torrent line in the torrent list and click Stop OR simply select the torrent line and click the square toolbar button.
3-Right click the torrent line in torrent list and click "Open Containing Folder"
4-Delete the file(s) you want from the Windows-Explorer and close it to get back to uTorrent.
5-This is the key step. Right click the torrent line in the torrent list and click "Force Re-Check". This will check the files you downloaded and ensures that you get no errors when other peers try to download from your deleted files. And because you removed it from the download priority you will NOT re-download it.
6-Start the torrent download if you like to download more files from the torrent. This may look trivial as a step, however I include it here for a small tip. During the forced re-check uTorrent disables the "Start" and "Force Start" items in the torrent context menu. However if you are impatient to the long torrent files re-check, then simply click the triangle "Run" button in the toolbar. The status usually turns into Queued after a while to acknowledge the "Run" command.
I hope this helps.
BTW I hope also uTorrent enables at least the "Force Start" item during the "Force Re-Check" in later updates. I'm new to the forums so I will look into adding my ideas but I will not vote for your idea here unless it is hidden enough [e.g. in sub-menu] to make it less prone to accidental mouse clicks. Good Luck.
Thought you could already do this via the options when you start the torrent? I've done this plenty of times to grab files missing from other torrents.
If needed I just delete - utill Admin comes up with a gem _ "grin."
AdminDreadWingKnight (Admin, µTorrent) commented
Show the dialog that displays the files inside the torrent.
Vuze's (and probably limewire's too) method for deleting single files is a hackjob due to the way that torrents are contructed.
i thought this would be standard. Limewire & Vuze and i bet many others already do/did it .
this should of been there since day 1 ... when i download albums/seris and only want one song/ep, i cant use utorrent ;(
AdminDreadWingKnight (Admin, µTorrent) commented
Cross-file pieces make this impossible to do cleanly.
You can set a file to skip and then delete it. But this is quite annoying. Deleting a file from uTorrent is very useful for big torrents with many files (such as episodes of a series).
I just do it, and after mark as skip and deleted the donwloaded files, uTorrent stop to donwload by a error reading this files. I have solved de problem realocating deleting files. uTorrent check this files and mark its as 0% donwloaded and don't show any errors. (Sorry for my english)
Hashan Gayasri commented
True, This is hard o do but POSSIBLE in the current version.. Setting the priority to 0-skip/ Dont download and deleting the file manually will do the job
The easier solution would be to NOT try over and over again to read a file that returned an error. Right now, in beta, it checks over and over and over, trying to access a file doesn't exist, while when the file does exist it checks even faster. Therefore, to reduce checking time (and give you more time to implement this idea, which I strongly support), if uTorrent can't find the file (by name), skip that file and assume is not downloaded, at least if "Don't download" is set.
As for deleting files, you have to do this from the very first time you start the torrent. Before you press start, you have to go into the file list of the torrent which is right on the page when you start a torrent and uncheck the files you don't want. Then a forced recheck later will know which files you don't want and will not try to download them. That is the only way the torrent will remain OK. If you manually delete files after a torrent is finished coming in, but before it is finished seeding, your client will complain that the torrent is defective or will simply start to download the deleted file all over again.
For a torrent which is stopped and remains stopped, the problem doesn't exist.
Bob J. Roberts commented
If utorrent knows what's been removed, can't you make it just recheck the modified pieces? So, clicking 'Remove file' checks which pieces it covers, deletes the file from disk, and then does a re-check that skips all other pieces?