Does µTorrent install itself?

µTorrent will install itself only if the user chooses to install it when prompted to the first time it is run. Installation is not mandatory, and µTorrent can still run properly without the need to be installed.

How do I backup my settings?

Simply make a copy of your settings directory.

How do I make µTorrent self-contained in one directory?

Create an encapsulated installation.

How do I reset the settings back to the defaults?

Simply delete settings.dat and settings.dat.old from your settings directory while µTorrent is not running.

How do I share my torrents between multiple users?

Create an encapsulated installation of µTorrent and make sure you set the directory and all of its contents to be readable and writable by other users.

How do I uninstall µTorrent?

If you allowed µTorrent to create an uninstall entry in the Windows Registry during the initial installation dialog, then all you need to do is uninstall it from the "Add or Remove Programs" applet in the Control Panel. Otherwise, you can simply delete the µTorrent executable file from wherever it is stored. If you are concerned about the settings being left behind on your computer, delete your entire settings directory as well.

How do I use µTorrent on a USB key or some other removable drive?

Create an encapsulated installation of µTorrent on the target device.

Where are the settings and .torrent files stored?

The files are stored in your settings directory.