(Utorrent) What's the difference between "Start" and "Force Start"?

When using Utorrent, is it faster when clicking "Start" or "Force Start"?

8 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Force Start is a way to start torrents to bypass queue settings and seeding priority settings. It can also be used to make torrents keep running/start in "Turn Off" hours with the scheduler. For example, if you set it to run 2 torrents max, but wanted to run a third, you could Force Start the third one. Forced torrents do not count towards the queue settings. Or, if you had torrents set to stop at 150% share ratio, but wanted one to keep going, you could Force Start it and it would not stop at 150%.

    You can make a torrent Force Start by right clicking on it, and choosing Force Start. This works regardless of it the torrent is stopped, queued, or started. To set it back to normal mode, right click on it and choose Start

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 3 years ago

    Utorrent Force Start

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    This Site Might Help You.

    RE:

    (Utorrent) What's the difference between "Start" and "Force Start"?

    When using Utorrent, is it faster when clicking "Start" or "Force Start"?

    Source(s): utorrent difference start force start: https://tr.im/TtEtx
    • Login to reply the answers
  • 4 years ago

    For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/aw5ee

    Force Start takes the torrent out of the rules (queue and ratio%) set at Options>Preferences>Queueing (Start does not). No difference in speeds.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    Taken straight from the FAQ page.

    What does Force Start (Downloading [F] / Seeding [F] ) do?

    Force Start is a way to start torrents to bypass queue settings and seeding priority settings. It can also be used to make torrents keep running/start in "Turn Off" hours with the scheduler. For example, if you set it to run 2 torrents max, but wanted to run a third, you could Force Start the third one. Forced torrents do not count towards the queue settings. Or, if you had torrents set to stop at 150% share ratio, but wanted one to keep going, you could Force Start it and it would not stop at 150%.

    You can make a torrent Force Start by right clicking on it, and choosing Force Start. This works regardless of it the torrent is stopped, queued, or started. To set it back to normal mode, right click on it and choose Start.

    • vikrant5 years agoReport

      i have downloaded with force start but video didn't play ?? why is that ?

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 4 years ago

    start means normal download and force start means download comparatively faster even there will be a traffic jam in network.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 6 years ago

    Six years old or not, people keep landing on pages years after the OP settled his/her problem.

    Might also be useful to state what Force Start is *not*  :

    • it is *not* a way to boost the number of seeds and/or peers associated with a torrent

    • it is *not* a way to make your torrent download any faster

    In a nutshell, it is *not* a way to tell a torrent or torrents to “ Hurry the f*** up already ! ”. Based on my experience this is what a lot of people who land on this page will be looking to find out.

    • 6 years agoReport

      thanx that was what i was looking for

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 5 years ago

    yes, it makes it faster

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.