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Hi to everybody! I'm very new to Limewire. Actually I've been using the free version for about a week and only today bought the PRO version. Ok, here's the stupid question.....how do I know if the window that comes up is the new version or the old free one? It looks exactly the same!! Help!!!
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Click the tab "Help" and then go to "About LimeWire"
That should tell you which version you have as well as the Java version used.
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Thanks for the fast answer. It says that I'm using 4.12.3 so I guess that's the pro. One more question if you don't mind. When I was downloading free music, sometimes the songs would show up in my folder with serial numbers of some sort in front of the title ans they only play for a few seconds. What did I do??? Thanks.
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Well, first back to the "pro or not " issue.
In the LW window on the right top you should actually see the word PRO.
I'm curious, where did you get your pro version from? From the official LW site:
http://www.limewire.com/

To your question about the songs, from my experience I would say that some people share also their Incomplete files. When those people preview files they are downloading by themselves, LW will make a "preview file" marked with a long serial number (some start with a letter such as "T") followed by the title of the file.
And now it looks that you have downloaded exactly such a file with only a few seconds or a few minutes contents.

Always check files either with Bitzi (right click on a file in your search window, go to advanced and then chose "Look up with Bitzi"), or look also at the file size. Songs usually mp3 files should have some 2-5 MB or even more. Files with less than that aren't worth to download.

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I downloaded from the official site. In my start window with the programs, it says pro, but in the right hand side window it only says limewire. I downloaded it but I'm wondering if my service pack is blocking it. Is there any way I can tell for sure.Is it possible that I downloaded it but the older version pops up instead?
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I had a similar problem when I updated to the latest version of LW. It kept installing the old version. Someone said it was probably a cache issue.

What I did was run CCleaner, it's freeware and it'll clean the cache plus free up a space on your hdd.

Read more about it here: http://www.ccleaner.com/. It fixed the problem for me.
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Thanks again. I tried the cleaner but it didn't work. I read about clearing the preferences but I'm not clear at all how to do that. I'm not the most literate person on the computer.
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The first link will explain to you how to find the " .limewire " preference folder:
".limewire" folder location problem

The second link tells you about how and why to delete it (Point #2 & 3 in Fixes for Limewire)
Fixes for Limewire when LW isn't operating as it should

But I'm not sure whether it will make a difference to your problem. Though it will be worth trying......
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