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Lightbulb flashing HOT Topics Quicklist for problems getting started with LimeWire

Below are links to major topics you should see BEFORE posting about the topic if still need to post after reading. (click on links!)

Download/Upload Problems:

. Newbie's Guide To Writing A Good Thread
. Maximizing upload/download Success with LimeWire
. Skills to continue downlds, Downld speeds, Searching, optimal performance (follow “ALL” the off-shoot links)
. How to find Music (a) __ AND __ Movie download issues (b) ______ (Downloading Videos is a little similar to music, so read those tips also)
. How to Share Files & Folders
. Why should I have Chat enabled if I have no desire to chat? It is to do with Sharing files!
. If you've updated LW and can't find your downloads!
. Could Not Move To Library?
. *DOWNLOADS "Corrupt File" Message* - Corrupt Files Setting
_ (b) Corrupt Audio - No sound; __ mp3 Bit-Rates Versus File Sizes
_ (c) Why Most Popular Songs R' Corrupt , _ (d) mp3 & Video Repair Tools
_ (d) No sound - Trojan posing as an Audio file - the trojan's official name may have different names such as "downloader.wimad.n" or "Trojan.Downloader.WMA.Wimad.N" - These files pose as normal mp3 files but will not play. __ . Make sure the song files show a bit-rate! - No bitrate! __ . Music files changing to zip or exe: some info
_ (e) NEVER trust a file downloaded via Gnutella network that asks to go to a particular site when playing the video or audio file. The site will ask you to download a codec or player which is a Trojan
. Typical file SIZEs of Spammed Virus files posing as audio files
. Influx of Porn recently being Spammed on Network - How to Stop most Porn & other marketing Spam returning in your search results
. Fake files showing up in search results _ (Connecting for ages with many hosts & then Need More Sources when trying to download a file.)
. No search results - (How to filter bad ip's)
. Sick Of Spam IP's stealing my bandwidth to upload junk files!!
. Autogenerated Spam results
. WARNING: Viruses on network you should be aware of!
. Incomplete Download File won't delete at all
. Cant download at all - nothing happens when I click download (click on link) / Downloading problems after selecting 'Licence' requirement option
. Download Percentages going Backwards. Why?
. Downgrading to LimeWire 4 from 5 & resuming incomplete downloads
. *** Video playback problems? _ See CODECs list & alternate players for Videos and Audio
. Can't extract songs to the mp3 player, no shared file
. If You Stopped Sharing & Now Cannot Find Your Shared Folder, READ THIS !
. LimeWire Manual & FAQ

Connection Problems

. Connection problems? Check here first!
. If LW 5 Will Not Connect
. If LW 4 Will Not Connect
. ISP's known to BLOCK or Filter p2p or specifically Limewire
. Important!!!!!!! A Fix for those whose ISP's block Limewire
. Windows XP Service Pack 2 'Problems' - Some Info
. AOL upgrade causing connection problems?
. LimeWire continually Popping up every few seconds & also Opening at System Startup
. List of providers that don't block file sharing apps
. Finally solved my connection problem: Configuring Norton Internet Security
. Fake files in search results (sometimes confused with a connection problem because it says connecting for ages with many hosts & then Need More Sources when trying to download a file.)

Open Discussion topics

. WARNING: Viruses on network you should be aware of!
. A few things to consider while configuring Limewire for optimal performance..."
. DELETING FILES FROM LIMEWIRE LIBRARY-DON'T ! - File Recovery programs
. Membership? - **WARNING ** BEWARE** - Download p2p Clients ONLY Thru Official Sites - beware lifetime offers or unlimited downloads from scam sites
. How to use Bitzi Web Lookup ... & How to use Magnet Links & Direct Connect/Browse/or Chat
. How to transfer music to my iPod (& iTunes) & Mac OSX users also See Here
. How to Download a Complete Album? _ AlbumWrap/ALBW files
. Burning a (audio) CD from your MP3's (Windows) ____ Also recommended to see Major Topics for Tips & Tricks
. Organisations trying to connect via Port 6346
. Problems getting your LimeWire Pro after payment or other pro payment issues, see "Account Activation" & follow the advice & links within
. What you should know about WMA & WMV Files
. LimeWire Manual
Questions about audio or video, see Major Topics for Tips & Tricks and/or Tips & Tricks - Gnutella Forums

Tips & Tricks

. Windoze Users: Look Here Before Posting
. Print Screen in Windows
. * Useful Links *
. * CODECs list for Movies/Alternate players / Video help forums/ video-mp3 fixers
. Burning a audio CD from your MP3's (limewire) _ / _ Making an Audio CD using Nero 7 - Nero Express
. Making a DVD Video using Nero 7 Premium
. Windows Media Player 10 Guide: Adding Songs to Your Library and Burning CDs
. What you should know about WMA/WMV Files
. viruses, spyware, and other nasties _ / _ WARNING: Viruses on network you should be aware of! _ / _ LimeWire continually Popping up & also Opening at System Startup _ / _ . Virus help & links
. Rootkits *** WARNING ***
. Incomplete Download File won't delete at all
. Windows - * SLOW SLOW SLOW Shutdown * - A Fix
. Help with limewire [Maximize disk space, minimize fragmentation]
. The TechNutopia Fullsize Hostiles List for BearShare and LimeWire
. Windows XP SP2 users, Please Read (Update of TCPIP.SYS on 2006-06-15)
. Firewall & Port Setting - Some Useful Links
. Alternative Connection Ports - Information
. Want to test for ISP interference? (Expert)

Installation problems

. DO NOT UPDATE your LimeWire version: LW still works fine with version 5.5.10, but do not attempt to use later version !!! and
. SpEciAl LiMeWiRe Edition (L.P.E.)
. "no java runtime environment installed" despite Java being installed
. Reinstalling LW after refuses to open
. "Could not open input file for splittet files" -> A fix - sample image
. Some answers for VISTA issues
. Fixes for Limewire for Windows users
. Install probs: Buttons missing? "Next," etc?
. LW starts then close, log: resolve_virtual_call; ALCOHOL preventing LW Opening!!!
. Other LW Windows problems
. Mac OSX Installation problems
. General Mac OSX issues

. Using LW Tips & Tricks

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