Fix Error Permission Denied on Torrent Files

By Sidharth | Apple

A new problem related to torrent has cropped up recently. Download a torrent file off the Internet, launch it through your torrent client, and the file cheekily throws a “Error: Permission Denied” message.

Denied permission, in this case, will stop your torrent client from downloading the torrent file. Similarly, there are instances when other torrent client displays a snippet of error text like this: “write to disk permission denied.”

Such error message appears because your torrent client — uTorrent, Transmission, or any other bitTorrent client — is trying to write to files or directories but the permission is limited to certain users like, say, admin or super-user.

Fix utorrent file permission

Error: Permission Denied message on my Mac OS X.

Mac users, and I believe even Windows users, using uTorrent and Transmission torrent client are the victims of this bug. Fret not, I have a solution to this problem

How to: Fixing Error: Permission Denied Message on Torrent Clients

uTorrent Error Message

Using Transmission client to solve “Error: Permission Denied” message.

Assuming the issue is with the new uTorrent update, we will change the location of .torrent files. All your .torrent files are downloaded into a specific folder.

So, to eliminate the error of permission denied, we will move our future .torrent files into another folder.

Step 1: Launch your torrent client — uTorrent, in my case.

Step 2: Click on uTorrent menu, then go to Preference.

Step 3:
Navigate to Directories tab from the window.

Step 4:
Check Store .torrents in:

Step 5:
Choose a different folder to save your torrent files. Perhaps you can create a new folder on your desktop, or use desktop as the default folder to save .torrent files.

Step 6: Re-download your .torrent file, and the Error: Permission Denied message should no longer appear on uTorrent.

Does this help? I was able to fix the problem on my Transmission client on Mac. Let me know!

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(7) comments

Amit Pawar March 20, 2015

M using utorrent on Android phone n facing same problem. Can u suggest Hw to solve this problem on phone???

Thank u in advance.

zampano January 23, 2013

Yippeeee… way to go..

Flow December 17, 2012

Thanks!!! It works!

T from Dublin December 15, 2012

Thank you so much it worked 🙂

Peter December 12, 2012

Thank you, it worked great

Mapo December 1, 2012

Great! thx now is working!

blake October 7, 2012

Thank you :*****

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