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Default Limewire Couldn't Start :(

I have installed limewire, and it says installation successful, but when i try to open limewire it says 'limewire couln't start' -'try re-installing or going to limewire support' but on support theres nothing abut what to do! can anyone help? x
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This happens with mine also I have restarted and even tried reinstalling and still I haven't got limewire.
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I have purchased and downloaded limewire successfully on my Mac but when I try to initiate it, it doesn't load. Can somebody please explain why?
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Are you using DOS or UNIX or AMEGA .. what the heck .. are we supposed to guess? The forum rules are simple & are there for a reason so we don't play guessing games & waste a lot of our & your time.
Try this approach: Limewires pop up screens not clickable...

Edit: for mac, please specify your OSX version, and check which java version you have which can be found via the Java preferences: Setting up Java for Leopard (see 2nd image). You need Java 6 (preferably 64-bit but if you have 32 bit that will work.)
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Default Problems installing Limewire for Mac

I previously had Limewire 4 which worked well and I had no problems using it. I only purchased Limewire Pro for Mac to better the programme and not make it disappear and not function. The installation was carried out successfully, however, everytime I try to access the programme the icon simply disappears from my toolbar, without any explanation. I have paid for this update and would like to know what's happening - can someone please help?
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Thank you very much for the detailed information on how to get Limewire back, however, I still feel I've been ripped off for having purchased something I'm not getting. I'm back to the old version I used to have!
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... having purchased something I'm not getting. I'm back to the old version I used to have!
One option to try for LW 5 is setting up a test account to see if the problem is account specific; Setting up a Test Account in OSX (click on link).

Make sure all your OSX updates are up to date. And do safe boot & repair permissions: SAFE Boot & Repair Permissions

Personally I had an issue of LW 5 not working in any account for about 4-5 months or so. Not sure how or why I was able to get it working whether it was an OSX update or reinstallation of OSX clean install after backing up all my files. Generally it's some kind of issue with Java being partly broken for some reason; perhaps with the original Java 6 installation.
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I had been using Limewire for some time then all of a sudden it stopped working, by this I meant that the GUI did nothing! This was caused by a JAVA update. To resolve this for Limewire and Frostwire I removed JAVA/J2SE updates (all of them) via the control panel, removed Limewire/Frostwire...rebooted and then from Java site reinstalled JAVA and download latest version of Limewire....piece of cake and took about 10 mins

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I am having a problem. I am running windows XP and i keep getting this message Limewire Couldn't Start . I hope someone can help me
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