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Old December 18th, 2008
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Sounds like junk files. Some of those will give you the 'already downloaded' error, even though you haven't downloaded the file before.

Try this: Use the All Types search > search for artist name or album name, rather than song title > choose a file with 10 sources or less, or even a file with a single modem source.

If all you still see in your searches are those 2 file sizes, in LW click on your Connections tab. Now you'll see 3 or 5 hosts that you're connected to (number depends on whether you use basic or Pro). Right click on a host > remove. Do this for the hosts that you're connected to & new hosts will replace the ones that you've removed. Start a new search & see whether you get different sorts of results.

There are lots of spam/junk files shared by companies who want to sabotage p2p. There are also lots of infected files being shared!! Make sure that you have a good antivirus program. Keep it updated & use it to scan every file that you download - before you open it

Check out these threads for more info about what to avoid, some general virus info & info about fake files:
Virus thread: Typical virus spam file sizes - Make a note of them (click on blue link to see)

* WARNING: Viruses on network you should be aware of ! *

Fake files showing up in search results

How to find music
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