Stuck with an “Error Files Missing from Job” message on a file you are downloading using uTorrent?

uTorrent is an excellent platform for downloading torrent files on your computer. However, there have been recent reports from several users that they are encountering an “Error Files Missing from Job” message while downloading files. 

The truth is, this error occurs because uTorrent creates a folder that contains the files that you want to download on your computer, even if it is not yet finished. However, when these files are not yet ready for use, some users tend to delete these files since it is not usable or transfer it to another location, which triggers the “Error Files Missing from Job” message. 

Today, we will show you a few steps that you can follow on how to fix this kind of problem when downloading files on uTorrent. 

Let’s begin.

 

 

1. Put Files Back in Original Folder. 

The first thing that you can do to try and fix the “Error Files Missing from Job” message on uTorrent is to put back the file to its original folder if you transferred it to another location. 

It is possible that uTorrent is still looking for the file on the default download folder, which would not be there since you have already moved it. 

Check out the steps below to guide you through the process. 

  1. On your computer, go to the Desktop and launch uTorrent
  2. After that, right-click on the file that you are downloading. 
  3. Now, click on Advanced and select Set Download Location. This will open the default download location of uTorrent on your hard drive. Take note of the location as you will need it for the next steps.

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  1. Lastly, open Windows File Explorer on your computer, then find the file that you are downloading and move it to the default download location of uTorrent.

After moving the files back into the original download location, reopen uTorrent and try downloading the file to see if the error message is already fixed.

However, if the steps above did not resolve the issue, you can try setting a new download location for uTorrent.

 

 

2. Set a New Default Download Location. 

If moving back the file to the default download location did not work, you can try setting the default download location of uTorrent to the folder where you have moved the file that you are downloading.

To do this, you can follow the steps below. 

  1. First, launch the uTorrent client on your computer. 
  2. After that, right-click on the file that you are downloading. 
  3. Now, click on Advanced and select Set Download Location.

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  1. Lastly, go to the folder where you have transferred the file you are downloading and select it as the default download location.

Next, restart the uTorrent client and try starting the download of the file to see if the error message would still occur. 

 

 

3. Force Re-Check the File. 

If you did not move the download file to another location and you are getting the “Error Files Missing from Job” message on the uTorrent client, you can try to ‘Force Re-Check.’ 

Force Re-Check is a handy little option inside the uTorrent client that would scan the file that you are downloading to check what files are still missing and automatically download it for you. 

To perform this, you can follow the steps below. 

  1. Go to the Desktop of your computer, then click on uTorrent to launch it. 
  2. After that, find the file that you are downloading and right-click it. 
  3. Lastly, click on Force Re-Check to begin the process. 

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Now, try starting the download of the file to see if the “Error File Missing from Job” would still occur after checking the content of the file that you are downloading. 

On the other hand, if you are still having problems, you can proceed to the next method below. 

 

 

4. Reinstall uTorrent on Your Computer. 

If your uTorrent client is acting weird and not functioning properly, it is possible that some of its installation files got corrupted during use. 

It is also possible that you might have changed some of its settings, which causes your download to fail. In this case, it is best that you just reinstall the software on your computer since the installation file is not that big. 

To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. On your computer, press on Windows Key + S and search for Control Panel
  2. After that, click on Open to launch it.

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  1. Now, click on Uninstall a Program.

 

  1. Lastly, find the uTorrent client from the list of programs installed on your computer. Then, right-click on it and click on Uninstall.

Now, go to uTorrent’s website to download and install the client again on your computer. After that, try downloading the file again on your computer to see if the issue would still occur. 

 

 

5. Rename the File. 

The last thing that you can do if uTorrent is having problems downloading a file is to rename the folder of the file you are downloading. 

It is possible that the download folder of the file has a different name to the torrent file that you are downloading. This can cause some confusion for the client as it tries to find a folder that has the same name as the torrent file that you are downloading. 

To rename the download folder of the file, check out the step-by-step guide below. 

  1. On your computer, go to the Desktop and open the uTorrent client. 
  2. After that, copy the file name of the torrent that you are downloading. 
  3. Now, go to Windows File Explorer and navigate to the location of the download folder. 
  4. Lastly, right-click on it and select Rename. Now, paste the file name of the torrent to the download folder.

 

Next, go back to the uTorrent client and initiate another Force Re-Check, which was discussed in Method 3. After doing a force re-check, try to start downloading the file once again to see if the “Error File Missing from Job” is already fixed. 

This wraps up our guide on how to fix this kind of issue with the uTorrent client. If you have other ideas that may help others in fixing the “Error File Missing from Job” error on uTorrent, kindly share it in the comment section below. 

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