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  #1131 (permalink)  
Old April 10th, 2007
Join Date: April 6th, 2007
Posts: 5
newloserintown is flying high

Hey you guys I hope I'm not repeating any questions but I am honestly confused and unable to find answers! I am not very computer savvy either...But I'm learning! Okay here goes: I have Windows XP and dial up internet connection. My dell desktop is a dimension 4600. I'm not sure how much space is free though. Recently I took some advice that I found elsewhere in the forum.. But here goes. My mum downloaded LM 4.12.6 I think? Yeah..And it works fine..As long as you are on my brother's desktop and my Mum's AOL screenname. But how can I get LM on the other desktops? I tried going into the search in the start menu...But every LM I've opened through that has been empty. And I've had to set everything like new. I have some songs downloaded already...How can I get the same LM on each desktop? And also...I am having a he**-of-a-time trying to get into the firewall settings of MY aol sn!! I got the okay and I know my mum's password..But when I go into security I get this site called Discover AOL saying I need to download AOL security! Is it possible to use LM on other sn's?I am so confused... These computers are uber confusing...O.o
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Old April 10th, 2007
Join Date: April 10th, 2007
Posts: 1
rotorguy is flying high
Thumbs up fixed

Totally fixed my program..thanks

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:


C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.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.

Susheel Daswani
Software Engineer
Lime Wire LLC
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  #1133 (permalink)  
Old April 11th, 2007
Join Date: April 11th, 2007
Posts: 2
shoog is flying high

Hi there,

I am using window xp. Ive followed the steps. I went to my documents and settings, click on my name and then deleted .limewire. Reset limewire and i notice theres only one bar of network which is not enough to connect. At bottom it also says that limewire has detected a firewall..but!..i went back twice to turn off my firewall and still nothing is going right for me...anymore suggestions?? i'd appreaciate.
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Old April 11th, 2007
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Join Date: September 11th, 2005
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wondering why is just really nice

Could you supply these details please...
System details - help us to help you

If you dont live for something...
You die for nothing...
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Old April 11th, 2007
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Datul Hi.
Sorry let me expand on what Ive said, I understood that you wanted to use 4.0.7 as your everyday app, this would be very hard to keep going, because of
the buildup of vulnerabilities & exploits that spammers have found in older versions of java & L/W.
But if you don't mind having to keep reinstalling then I believe it is possible.
What java version was you using when it worked fine ?
Try going back to JRE, PM me if you cant get that installer & I will
get it to you.
JRE would be better,(Less Vulnerable) but not sure it will work, try it!!
Just remember to do a search & delete all other version of java & L/W files before installing again.
After you D/L java, put a copy of it,along with L/W installer in a zip folder for
safe storage.(Don't delete that in search) LOL.
Let us know how you get on Atul G
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Last edited by mickjapa108; April 11th, 2007 at 03:08 AM.
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Old April 11th, 2007
Join Date: April 11th, 2007
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Originally Posted by wondering why
Could you supply these details please...
System details - help us to help you

I see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface
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Old April 11th, 2007
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wondering why is just really nice

I can't read your mind...That is why I asked you for your details...

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You die for nothing...
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Old April 12th, 2007
Join Date: March 26th, 2007
Posts: 6
ryandavies is flying high

Hey everyone. i just had to share my good news. i have been one this thread site trying everthing that people were suggesting. it seemed like nothing was helping. I originally had McAfee anti virus. i unistalled all of it because i purchased Norton Internet Security 2007 which is compatable with windows XP and Vista. It still wasn't working once i installed norton. I then thought since i've been doing so many things to try and fix limewire, i'm just going to restore the default settings back to limewire. Well, now it's been working great all day with a turbo-charged connection. Here's what you have to do to restore default settings. hope it works for as many of you as it can.

1. click on the tab tools and open up the options menu.

2.down towards the bottom of that menu there is a button that says "Restore Default". go ahead and click on that and follow and promts. It may ask "are you sure" or what ever.

3. then completely close out limewire and make sure it isn't still running in the bottom right hand corner of your desktop. if you're not sure if it's still running or not you can restart your computer which will for sure close it down.

4. then reopen limewire and it will promt you to set up your settings again.

once i completed step 4 it located all my music and opened up and went right to turbocharged connection and has been there all day.
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Old April 12th, 2007
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Default You're my kind of person Birdy...

HeHe, thanx alot! Can't believe all it was, was that older ".limewire" folder that you said to delete. Then after deletion, ofcourse like you said, I checked my "Application Data folder" to see the "LimeWire folder" that was suppose to be there THERE! I mean after reading and reading countless threads on the matter, and carefully choosing which action to take. Easy enough all it really took was deleting that folder. I'm much thankful, grateful... YOU NAME IT I am that. Thanks for all your assistance in my download angst, I bow to your apparent superior LW knowledge . You're AWESOME, so go ahead & pat yourself on the back there Birdy. Seriously, standing ovation for you there . You deserve it, you've yet helped another poor "I Can't Get My Limewire To Work" soul. Now I'm off to maraude the highspeed downloading pleasures of my LW . I'm obviously having too much fun with these smileys too, hehe THANKS AGAIN

It's that easy people... well in some cases .
locate & delete .limewire folder found here....
C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire
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Old April 15th, 2007
Join Date: April 15th, 2007
Posts: 1
evenstar is flying high
Default firewall issue? can't connect

1. OS version: W2k
2. What firewalls you have? should only be the one in router
3. Ram: 1024
4. Hard Disk space available: 37GB
5. Connection type: FIOS
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers: D-Link 624
7. Where are you trying to connect from: home pc
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have: LW4.10.5Pro Java1.6.0_01
9. Who is your ISP provider: Verizon
10. page works, after 15min still works
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up. 3 pc home network
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. Haven't used LW in a while but used to work
13. Do you see a brick wall: Yes

I have tried deleting the LW pref file.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling.
I set up a static IP and tried opening ports and port forwarding.
Nothing seems to be working. =(
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