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Connection Problems Problems getting the LimeWire or WireShare program connecting to the Gnutella network. (not about connecting to files, that is a Download/Upload Problems section issue.) Please supply system details as described in the forum rules.
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  #1261 (permalink)  
Old October 14th, 2007
Join Date: October 14th, 2007
Posts: 1
richierich is flying high

This is the best fix I've ever received!!!

Worked instantly & cured a problem I've had for almost a month. Been trying other good advice of how to remedy a connection problem with no success.

Thanks alot,

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  #1262 (permalink)  
Old October 14th, 2007
Join Date: October 14th, 2007
Posts: 1
lexy1650 is flying high
Unhappy Vista...enough said

I dont want to post someting that has already been posted but I don think I can read anymore. I have Vista and ive done everything I can. I can NOT find this mysterious "pref file." I can't even find a documents and settings (i guess its a little diff with vista?) Nothing I do works...nothing. Is it becasue I have zonealarm or is Vista not compatible? Ive had limewire before and Ive never had a problem....but now.....Im thinking of just giving up....

If you cant help me, do you know of another program I could use?
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  #1263 (permalink)  
Old October 15th, 2007
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wondering why is just really nice

Try this fix first...It sounds a little wierd but it really does work...

If that doesn't work, this is where you will find the preference folder in vista...
LimeWire Pref Folder in Vista

And the instructions on how to delete it once found...
Fixes for Limewire when LW isn't operating as it should

If you dont live for something...
You die for nothing...
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  #1264 (permalink)  
Old October 15th, 2007
Join Date: September 23rd, 2007
Posts: 12
ZHMMY is flying high
Default Success finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G4/Mac OS 10.4.9
Limewire Pro would not work, period.
Go to and download the latest standard Limewire.
It works AND I can't notice any difference in speed. This is not Pro, which I have paid for twice, but it works and I'm happy with it.
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  #1265 (permalink)  
Old October 15th, 2007
Join Date: October 15th, 2007
Posts: 4
Fam. Casillas is flying high

It won't let me delete all the files because it says they are being used, but I already uninstalled lemewire
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  #1266 (permalink)  
Old October 24th, 2007
Join Date: October 24th, 2007
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ealbaden is flying high

i have down load lime wire a week ago but it is not working could any one help me to start work on line with lime wire programe .
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  #1267 (permalink)  
Old October 24th, 2007
Join Date: September 23rd, 2007
Posts: 12
ZHMMY is flying high

I finally had to give up on using "Pro" because it never worked for me on my G4/1ghz/MacOS 10.4.9.

However, I removed all the Pro stuff and downloaded the latest version of the free standard Limewire and it works with no problems!! Seems to work just as fast as well.
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Old October 25th, 2007
Join Date: October 24th, 2007
Posts: 2
ealbaden is flying high


Are there any one help me? my i was trying to copy file from my hard drive to past in the dvd the small window apear and say "windows encontered a problem when trying to copy this file " i have tried to find the answer to my problem in the website yesterday but i failed . MY DVD IS PIONNER DVD RWDVR A021.30 030/02/06 , I HAVE INSTALLED Nero but still i can not burnne any file to cd or dvd .

i look forward to hearing from any member support


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Old October 31st, 2007
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Location: NZ
Posts: 790
skyliner will become famous soon enough

Try this -- it fixed my problem and others I have helped on this forum:-

[1] Uninstall the old version of LW before installing the new -- delete the old LW folders from the Programs directory before installing the new version
[2] Ensure that you have java script J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 (Jre ver 5) if not download from here:-

Archive: Download Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Update 11

Of course if you haven't got an older version of Limewire loaded just leave para [1] out and do para [2]

please let us know -- Thanx

Bi 4 now

Limewire links: (If LW 5 will not connect) (If LW 4 will not connect)(system details) (LW Clean Reinstallation Instructions) (setting up your firewall to accept LW)

LW links are changed at times to match the current problems.
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Old October 31st, 2007
Join Date: October 31st, 2007
Posts: 2
gungho is flying high

I am not a first time user and have been using LW for quite some time with no problems. Now I am unable to connect for some reason. Can you help me?
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