Another Instance of Utorrent Portable Running: How to Fix and Open It

Since last few days, I was facing a problem with uTorrent Portable. Whenever I tried to open it, it always said that “Another instance of uTorrent is already running, Please close another instance before launching uTorrent Portable”. Checked out Task manager and confirmed that there was nothing called to uTorrent running in Processes.

So, the problem was with program itself, maybe some file was corrupted due to improper exiting. Here are some solutions which I found and tried to solve this problem.

First solution was to delete (uTorrent Portable Directory):\Data\PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-uTorrentPortable.ini but it didn’t work out for me though some people said it works.

Second solution was to create shortcut and append it’s target with /RECOVER or /NOINSTALL and then try Running it as Administrator.

uTorrent Portable shortcut Target

Third Solution was to redownload uTorrent portable and replace the old launcher file with new one – “uTorrentPortable.exe”.

Sadly, none of them worked out for me.

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Working Solution

I just gave out above solutions because cause of problems are different for different people. So, there are chances that they may work out for some.

What I did is downloaded a .torrent file and opened it using uTorrent portable. Yup, that worked for me.

I would recommend setting file association of .torrent files to utorrent application. This should work.

If it helped, you should know How I increased uTorrent download speed by 135% just by making simple changes in settings.

Though, the problem is somehow solved and I for uTorrent Portable working with all old torrent data but the cause is still unknown. I am using uTorrent build 3.2.3 on Windows 8 PRO 64 Bit.

If anyone has a solution other than I shared or know the root cause of such behavior of uTorrent Portable, I will be more than happy to discuss with you in comments.

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rohit - January 13, 2013

it’s really working


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