[Solved] uTorrent, The torrent you are trying to add is already in the list

While using uTorrent, many users have reported encountering the “Torrent you are trying to add is already in the list” error message. Despite being a common error message, however, many people aren’t familiar with the right method to fix the issue. If you are also unable to add a specific torrent due to the said error message, you’ve come to the right place.

In this guide, we are going to explain the best way to fix the “Torrent you are trying to add is already in the list” error in uTorrent. Follow the given solution and you’ll be able to download any Torrent file without any interruption.

So, without any further ado, let’s start with the guide.

What Causes uTorrent Error “The Torrent You Are Trying To Add Is Already In The List Of Torrents”

It is worth noting that this uTorrent error is not a serious concern and can be fixed easily. But, before talking about the solution, let’s first understand what causes this error. The error usually happens when you try to add a torrent to the list, but the uTorrent application ends up crashing due to various reasons. As a result, when you’ll try to relaunch uTorrent and add the specific Torrent again, you’ll be prompted with the following error message.

“The torrent you are trying to add is already in the list of Torrents”.


Even if there is no Torrent on the list, you are most likely to see this error on your screen. Why? Because the Torrent you were trying to add earlier will be listed under the “Hidden” tab. As a result, when you’ll add it again, uTorrent will consider it as a duplicate file and display the said error instead.

Solution: Find the Hidden Tab and Delete Hidden Torrents

So, now that you know what causes the error, let’s discuss how to fix it so that you can start downloading the Torrent instantly.

Since a hidden Torrent file restricts you from adding the new Torrent, you’ll have to find and delete it from the list to fix the issue.

Follow these steps to remove the hidden Torrent file from uTorrent.

Step 1 — Launch uTorrent and click on “Labels” in the left menu bar.

Step 2 — Click “Hidden” to see all the hidden Torrents.

Step 3 — Select the specific Torrent and delete it from the list. If you want, you can also restart downloading the same file by tapping “Restart” from the right-click menu.

Once you have deleted the hidden Torrent file, uTorrent won’t display the error message and you’ll be able to add the new Torrent without facing any issues.

Additional Tips to Solve This Error

While deleting files from the hidden tab will fix the issue for almost every user, there are situations when this method may not work. If that’s the case, here are a few additional tips that’ll help you fix the issue immediately.

● If you don’t find Torrent listed under the “Hidden” label, check other labels such as “Inactive” or “Archive”. Keep in mind if you’re seeing the error message, the torrent file has to be somewhere in one of the lists.

● In case the issue is still not fixed, you can completely uninstall uTorrent from your PC. You should also delete all the magnet links/trackers from all the previous torrents. Now, reinstall uTorrent and you won’t face the same error anymore.

● Another effective solution to download the Torrent file is to use another Torrent application such as “BitTorrent”. Since each Torrent File Downloader has separate directories where they store magnetic links/trackers, you’ll be able to download the Torrent file without encountering duplicacy issues.

I Cannot Find The Hidden Tab In uTorrent’s Sidebar. What Should I Do?

There are many situations when you may not see “Hidden” under the “Label” tab. If your uTorrent application is showing “No Labels” as well, simply press “F7” on your keyboard. This will automatically bring up the “Hidden” label and you’ll be able to remove the file from the list.


So, that’s how you can fix “the torrent you are trying to add is already in the list” in uTorrent. We hope that these methods help you fix the issue so that you can download the Torrents without any interruption whatsoever. And, in case nothing works, simply uninstall uTorrent and use a different “Torrent File Downloader” on your PC.

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