The .torrent protocol is very useful for transferring large project files, is far more resilient than HTTP or the FTP protocol. One of my work colleagues had a problem with Firefox’s Magnetic file association with uTorrent. I Googled for a solution and found none of them worked.

Here’s my quick easy WORKING solution that will take only a few seconds.

Download this .reg file and double click on it – DONE magnet

Just so you know, this is what the file contains; IF the location of your uTorrent.exe is different to the location highlighted in red you need to change it using a basic text editor.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Magnet]
@=”Magnet URI”
“URL Protocol”=””
“Content Type”=”application/x-magnet”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Magnet\DefaultIcon]
@=”\”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe\”,0″

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Magnet\shell]
@=”open”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Magnet\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Magnet\shell\open\command]
@=”\”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe\” \”%1\””