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Old March 28th, 2005
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Well, ive loved limwire forever, Ive been using it forever, and have had no problems, but i had a problem with my Computer earlier and i system recovered it, and my limewire hasnt opened when i click on the shortcut, ive tried re-installing it, and re-installing java runtime enviroment numerous times. No difference. When i pull up task manager and go to the processes tab, it states that its running! But it isnt. And when i right click, and press "run-as" and run it in my account it brings up an error message as follows:

LimeWire version 4.8.1

Java version 1.4.2_07 from Sun Microsystems Inc.

Windows XP v. 5.1 on x86

Free/total memory: 3586456/4128768

java.lang.RuntimeException: could not create preferences directory: C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\.limewire

at com.limegroup.gnutella.util.CommonUtils.getUserSet tingsDir(

at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Initializer.initialize(

at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.load(GUILoade

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Nativ e Method)

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknow n Source)

at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Un known Source)

at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)

at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.main(



C:\Program Files\LimeWire\.NetworkShare

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972879093


C:\Program Files\LimeWire\clink.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972867546

SIZE: 627752

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\commons-httpclient.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972868000

SIZE: 463786

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\commons-logging.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972868359

SIZE: 59154

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\COPYING

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397778140

SIZE: 18349

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\daap.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972868765

SIZE: 310773

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\data.ser

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397778156

SIZE: 358

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\donotremove.htm

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397778046


C:\Program Files\LimeWire\GenericWindowsUtils.dll

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397777750

SIZE: 12279

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\hashes

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397987921

SIZE: 298

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\i18n.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972869078

SIZE: 25678

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\icu4j.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972869437

SIZE: 741440

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\id3v2.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972869843

SIZE: 94430

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\install.log

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972878515

SIZE: 1963

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jcraft.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972870125

SIZE: 135834

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jl011.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972870375

SIZE: 255016

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jmdns.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972870625

SIZE: 69306

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\language.prop

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972862562


C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire On Startup.lnk

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972878515

SIZE: 1544

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397778015

SIZE: 81920

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.ico

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397778031

SIZE: 13806

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972865875

SIZE: 5262588

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire20.dll

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397777828

SIZE: 32768

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\logicrypto.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972870921

SIZE: 227510

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\looks.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972871281

SIZE: 630634

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397769171

SIZE: 99605

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\MessagesBundles.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972866578

SIZE: 2057292

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\mp3sp14.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972871562

SIZE: 40064

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\pmf.ico

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397778062

SIZE: 3262

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\ProgressTabs.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972867093

SIZE: 5964

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\pub1.key

LAST MODIFIED: 1109105371218

SIZE: 711

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\root

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972862546


C:\Program Files\LimeWire\SOURCE

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397778156

SIZE: 268

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\spacer.gif

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397779890

SIZE: 49

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\themes.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972871875

SIZE: 193884

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\tritonus.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972872250

SIZE: 152711

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\uninstall.exe

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972878703

SIZE: 109826

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\unpack.log

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972874109

SIZE: 7802

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\update.ver

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397777140

SIZE: 2766

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\vorbis.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972872640

SIZE: 27215

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\WindowsV5PlusUtils.dll

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397777890

SIZE: 12808

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\xerces.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972873453

SIZE: 2147687

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\xml-apis.jar

LAST MODIFIED: 1111972874109

SIZE: 207655

C:\Program Files\LimeWire\xml.war

LAST MODIFIED: 1110397777703

SIZE: 4431

Someone please help, ive even decided to try new programs, ARES, bearshare,, all of them bascially, they jjust dont compare...
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Try these things: Update your Java to 1.5 & delete your LW prefs folder; see: Fixes for Limewire
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