What is a .BTSEARCH File And How To Open It – BitTorrent

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .btsearch extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .btsearch file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .BTSEARCH file?

The .BTSEARCH file extension is from BitTorrent Search Engine File. The development of this file was done by BitTorrent. The format of this settings related file is xml.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .btsearch file on 1 platform.

How to open a .BTSEARCH file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .BTSEARCH file on various operating systems.

How to open a .BTSEARCH file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .btsearch file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the uTorrent software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is BitTorrent Classic and uTorrent.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BTSEARCH file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the uTorrent software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .BTSEARCH file?

If you cannot open the .BTSEARCH file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .BTSEARCH file.btw – Seagull Scientific, .bu – Samsung, .bud – Microsoft, .buf – Buffer File, .buildpath – Eclipse. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .BTSEARCH file with the uTorrent, BitTorrent Classic programs on Windows.