Wednesday, February 8, 2017 qBittorrent Portable, a Free Software alternative to µTorrent!
"This fast and resource-efficient BitTorrent client is an attempt to provide full uTorrent or Vuze functionality in a streamlined 100 percent open source package." —
"qBittorrent is available as free, ad-less software licensed under GPL with source code available on GitHub. Being open source allows anyone to check if the software has no malicious code, is secure and respects privacy." —
"The software comes with a clean interface that’s easy to work with, thanks to the intuitive layout." —Gabriela Vatu,
qBittorrent is a free, cross-platform BitTorrent client alternative to µTorrent.

Size: 22.0 MB (23,154,688 bytes) Packed Size: 10.7 MB (11,296,768 bytes)
SHA-256: 6E6D8151D0FF2E7EF6425CB70B2E456CCA54D02407A2EE5EA014C5E6E2B1B1E1

Size: 50.3 MB (52,760,576 bytes) Packed Size: 17.2 MB (18,108,416 bytes)
SHA-256: 99AFC17A4A5E6E634059D2E678805195EFFEC4830B8141FBF5F78F557A8D7B4B

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Release Details

Developer: The qBittorrent Project &
Requirements: Windows XP
License: Open source (personal and business use)—Open-source/Free/Libre Software
Source: Included in the package (.ini files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. We'll use the 32/64 bit edition as example, you can infer from this example to upgrade the 32 bit only edition.
  2. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  3. Get the latest stable qBittorrent release—the 32/64 bit version.
  4. Extract the 32 bit installer to qBittorrentPortable _3264\App\qBittorrent32 folder, Extract installer
    Extract to App\qBittorrent32
    Do the same thing with the 64 bit installer but now to C:\0TEST\qBittorrentPortable _3264\App\qBittorrent64 folder.
  5. Browse to qBittorrentPortable _3264\App\qBittorrent32 and qBittorrentPortable _3264\App\qBittorrent64 folder and delete:
    • $PLUGINSDIR folder, and
    • qbittorrent.pdb and uninst.exe files.
    Delete unnecessary files/folders
  6. Browse to qBittorrentPortable _3264\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 4.0.3. Update version
  7. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\qBittorrentPortable _3264 and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  8. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  9. When all is OK, then delete the qBittorrentPortable _3264\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\qBittorrentPortable _3264 and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  10. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  11. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • qBittorrent writes non essential Qt-related, file associatons (if enabled), and autorun settings (if enabled) to Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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