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How to Open Magnet Links With uTorrent in 2 Easy Methods

How to Open Magnet Links With uTorrent in 2 Easy Methods
Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

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No matter if you’re a uTorrent user on Windows or Mac, you should be familiar with magnet links.

They are a faster and easier method than adding the downloaded file to uTorrent manually. We’ll quickly show you how you can open magnet links safely.

How to open magnet links with uTorrent

While it’s an easy task, we have two methods with a few easy steps for each. Before you can start the process, you need to find the magnet link in a torrent site first in both cases. 

Method 1: Pasting the link into uTorrent

The first step in this method is to click “Add Torrent from URL.” For MacOS, you can find it in the “File” tab, and for Windows, just click the link icon near the “Plus” sign in the horizontal toolbar. If you’ve already copied the post link from a torrent site, the prompt window will have it as it appears. If it doesn’t, just paste it and click “Okay.”

You will also see a window that asks to choose the directory you want the file to download. Once you do, the file will start downloading immediately. If it doesn’t, use one of the solutions we have in this article for connecting to peers in uTorrent.

How to Open Magnet Links With uTorrent

Method 2: Clicking the magnet link on the preferred torrent site

Whether you’re using The Pirate Bay or other sites for finding your torrent files, the search process is always the same. In the window below, you can see the list of files we found for the uTorrent program. Click the magnet link for the preferred program version.

Another way to get the file is to open the page itself and click “Get this torrent.”

Either way, your system should open the associated torrent client (in this case, uTorrent) and prompt the download as described in the previous method.

How to Open Magnet Links With uTorrent

Your security is above all!

While peer-to-peer sharing can be useful in some cases, you need to be careful regarding malware. Using torrents is in a legally gray area, and keeping yourself safe against various cybersecurity and legal risks is your own responsibility. Use a VPN and ensure that your antivirus is running correctly before jumping in.

Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

I live in South Africa, Cape town, as a father of two children. I've been gaming almost all my life, with plenty of experience writing reviews and articles on the latest titles. With 15 years of experience in local government performing Facilities Management functions, I moved towards becoming CEO of my own company, Celenic Earth Publications, which serves to publish author's books, including my own. I'm a published author of horror and fantasy novels, while I also dabble in game and movie scriptwriting.

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