Yesterday Icame across an strange error with utorrent. I tried downloading few torrent but immediately after starting the download, all of them showed one of the following error:
- Error: System cannot find the path specified (write to disk)
- Error: Access is Denied
The drive to which the downloads were being saved has more than 20GB of free storage space and yet the downloads were giving up on an error. This was confusing and frustrating. So a quick google search brought me across a few solutions and here’s the one that worked for me.
First of all the error is caused when an invalid download location is entered while downloading an torrent. So make sure that the file path is correct and does not contain any additional dots or symbols by mistake.
Now if you already have downloads added to utorrent and they are showing the Error: System cannot find the path specified (write to disk), then you can change their download location from the advanced settings and this should get the download started.
How to Fix Utorrent Error: System cannot find the path specified (write to disk)
Here’s how you can fix the Error: System cannot find the path specified (write to disk) on utorrent.
- Step 1: Right click on the download and click on Advanced > Set Download Location.
- Step 2: Select a new download location which should be on another drive then the current one.
- Step 3: Now start the download again.
There you go, the download should start now.
Another thing that you should keep in mind is , the file’s path must be under 256 characters. Including the name. You must have access to the folder you’re trying to download it to. Sometimes when you format your computer and leave a partition untouched, you have to manually open the folder and give access to it. Or change the Security properties of the partition you’re trying to use.
thanks man this did it
Thank you Boss
perfect it worked.. can anyone comment why this occurs ?
I want to know also, if this is caused because hdd have bad sector or such is sort give us warning that we should change new Hard Drive
thanks it really worked!! 🙂 🙂
doesnt work god dammit. full of bullshit
OMFG THANK YOU SO MUCH I HAD THIS PROBLEM FOR A MONTH NOW
Hi, it works. But when I try to download something else, i have to always right click, is there a way to fix the overall path?
Same here , i am having the exact same issue , did u find any solution ?
Hi, it worked!!!! great dude!
Didn’t work, what should i do ?
thanks it worked … !!! great work
Thanks it work im thankfull to you! 🙂
Incredible! This worked perfectly. Thank you!
Starting Utorrent in administrator mode was what did it for me. Long file / directory names and paths might break it too.
Thank you so much and do i have to do this every time i download something?
thanks alot man! you ARE THE BEST 🙂
thank you very much, you help me a lot!
OMGosh Ive been seeing this error for years, never bothering to try and find out how to fix it just looking for a new torrent.
its so easy to fix thank you so much
My download works for a few seconds and then I get this error message again, I have to right click and select ‘start’ for every 3% I download, FUCKING ANNOYING!
Also, this solution didn’t work, help!
I managed to fix this by changing the download place to the desktop and reducing the name of the file to a shorter one.
thanks for ur help ….. it worked ….. thanks
My download is completed 72% and now it is giving me this error.If i set new download location will it start from beginning or research from 72%…….Please reply fast and help me.
Run the application as an Administrator
Thanks!!! I renamed my torrent file to something smaller and!!!!!wallla it starts to work.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I was about to throw my computer against the wall 🙂
thank its worked
Why should I have to save to another drive?
Brilliant mate thanks
Watch boxsets for 9 years
I thought it was all over.