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Normally µTorrent will download many files simultaneously. Is there a way to tell it to use all bandwidth/connections to download one file and then move to the other?

Setting file priorities does help, but that's a lot of manual work, and two files with the same priority will be downloaded in parallel anyway.

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Is this multiple files in one torrent, or multiple torrents? –  MBraedley Dec 11 '10 at 20:43

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Options → Preferences → Queuing → Max. number of active downloads = 1

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Hey, your image is broken! –  user1306322 Mar 23 '14 at 22:31
I don't think this does what was asked. This setting is for queuing torrents, not files inside torrents. –  David Foerster Mar 24 '14 at 2:56
The OP asked for queuing files within a torrent and not the torrent themselves. –  Mrudul T Dec 30 '14 at 15:41

Well I don't know how to queue files within a torrent but I quote form another source

This is a bad idea is an understatement. If you don't understand why, then you don't really understand how torrents work so it might be difficult to explain, but imagine when your doing your grocery shopping and have 100 items on your list, so you walk ever single isle in the store until you get to the milk, because it's #1 on your list. You just passed bread, vegtables, fruit, cereal, frozen foods and got none of it even though you know you needed it because you've decided it's a better idea to get them in order. Now that you got your milk, next is coffee, so you start at the beginning and walk every isle again until you get coffee...

And now if you ask me that that the priority feature for files must also be a bad idea then I would say no. Priority works differently than queuing. When you set a file to high priority, it will be downloaded first than the files with lower priority, given that peices are available for both. But if the pieces for a high priority is low (or not at all) as compared to a low priority file, it will download the low priority file.

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That said, as someone who occasionally downloads torrents with sequential files (comics, stories, picture sets, podcasts), it can be useful to prioritize from beginning to end. uTorrent offers a semi-solution with their "Prioritize by file order", but three priorities set once at the beginning does little to help when there are 50 files. :) –  Sean Duggan Jan 2 at 20:03

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