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Umm im haveing problems connecting and never tried this method, im on windows Xp, would please tell me hhow to do this step by step, trying to find out what to or where to go on my own would just cause me to give up, please help i been trying everything else, this is like my last option.

I just tried on my own and dont even know where to find the limewire pref folder thing, so yeah i need help. The main thing I dont understand is just last week limewire was working fine on my old computer which was a windows xp, but now it says a firewall is blocking the connection. I tried reconfiguring the firwewalls, turning them off, pretty much everything but it still says I cant connect.

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I was having trouble connecting so i deleted all my limewire dicectory, reinstalled & hey presto, I'm downloading as I'm writing this.
Thanks.

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Originally Posted by sdaswani
For those who are having trouble connection to the Gnutella network using LimeWire, we have a potential fix. You need to delete your WHOLE LimeWire preferences directory. The directory can be found in the following locations:

OS X:
/Users/your_username/Library/Preferences/LimeWire

Windows:
C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire

Linux:
~/.limewire

Please shutdown any instance of LimeWire you may have running, delete the whole directory, and then restart LimeWire. You should be able to connect.

I'd love to hear how this works for everyone.

Thanks!
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Lime Wire LLC
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Limewacko
Here what I did...

First, the "delete-the-pref-folder" advice did nothing for me.

Steps:

1) Launch Limewire. See the new "Tips" dialog box? DISABLE the show-tips-at-launch checkbox. Then click "ok" and hope you never see that box again.

2) Go to LimeWire Preferences and disable the auto-connect at launch option.

3) Quit Limewire. Then relaunch Limewire. Then manually "connect" from the menu. Voila!

I surmise that the new Tips box is interfering with the application's ability to connect!

Limewacko

i did this as well as all the tips that i could find here in this forum..but nothing worked...i am currently using XP HE...and my LW isint workin...my basic Lw worked fine...but when i upgraded to pro...i only get 1 green bar..and of course when i hit the connection button i have no connections...ppplllleeeaaassseeee help....thanks.,....
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. OS version? (eg: Windows 98) Windows xp
2. What firewalls you have?norton but i did exempt limewire from that firewall
3. How much ram? i dnt know
4. Hard Disk space available? 31208648\33357824
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) cable
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? i dint know
7. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)? home
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) LW:4.13.0&java:1.5_10
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider)?time warner
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there? says "your test worked"
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.no
12. Is this a your 1st try at FW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. new problem. Limewire always worked just wondering what has happened and how i can fix it
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of FW's interface?yes,
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I honestly don't know what to say as i am only on the basic package. I really am sorry that i can't help. If it helps mine is playing up again. It worked fine last night, I switch on this morning to find only one green bar!!
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I really am sorry that i can't help as i am only on the basic package. If it helps, mine is playing up this morning. Last night everything was fine, this morning one green bar! If i manage to sort anything out i will post a message to you.



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i did this as well as all the tips that i could find here in this forum..but nothing worked...i am currently using XP HE...and my LW isint workin...my basic Lw worked fine...but when i upgraded to pro...i only get 1 green bar..and of course when i hit the connection button i have no connections...ppplllleeeaaassseeee help....thanks.,....
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thanks..apprciate it...
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When upgrading to LW Pro, it's often recommended to delete the LW prefs folder. Try deleting your LW Preferences folder whilst LW is closed; instructions here: Point #2 & 3 in Fixes for Limewire (sample image included at bottom of page.)

Also for Norton, it can be a bit fussy for new versions of programs & sometimes requires reconfiguration, see Reconfiguring Norton Firewall
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yup did all of that...nothing happened..still 1 bar..loosing hope....
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