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Old November 1st, 2007
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Originally Posted by sdaswani View Post
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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I guess this might work if there was such a directory. However, I'm running Vista Ultimate Crap and I can find no such directory. I've tried everything to get Limewire to work and no luck. I even removed my Virus software which was Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite. I contacted ZA about this and they had me do several things, none of which worked. I still cannot connect. So this seems like a Limewire and Vista problem but how do I solve it?
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Try this http://www.gnutellaforums.com/genera...der-vista.html

The location for all newer windows users has changed. Vista's location is a tad different again.
Also have a look in the Vista section of the LW section of forums.
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Tried what you said. Still don't work. That is, I can't find that directory anywhere. I'm so fed up with this Limewire crap I'm about to pull my hair out. I'm gonna give it one or two more tries and if that don't work Limewire is gone. Oh yeah, I even changed my Virus/Firewall to AVG and I still can't connect.
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To delete the limewire preferences directory, can you tell how to do that, step by step?
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For Win XP:

Deleting the preferences folder will change all of your settings within LW's options (eg download & upload speeds, days to keep incomplete files, location of saved folder, keywords being filtered, listening port etc etc). If you're not sure of what your settings are, go tools > options & write things down before you delete the prefs folder

1. Go to Control Panel > folder options > view. Check the radio button to show hidden files & folders > apply > ok.

2. Shut down LW. Make sure it's completely closed by checking in Task Manager (ctrl/alt/del). If there's a LW process running, end the process.

3. Go to My Computer > C drive > Documents and Settings > your username. Look for a folder called .limewire (this is the old location of the prefs folder, so it may or may not exist depending on whether you've used older versions of LW in the past). If there's a folder named .limewire, delete it.

4. Go back to Documents and Settings\your username. Open the Application Data folder & look for a folder named LimeWire (no dot in front of it this time & the name's not all lower case). Delete that folder named LimeWire.

5. Restart LW & go to tools > options...reset the options back to the way you like them

There are screenshots & instructions in points 2 & 3 of this thread: Fixes for LimeWire

If you're using Vista, there's a few things that are slightly different...the thread below will help with that.
http://www.gnutellaforums.com/genera...der-vista.html
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I cant even find that file, I type in c:/Documents and Settings/username/.limewire and it says it cant be found. I am running Vista.
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If you've only used newer versions of LW then you won't have a .limewire folder. The prefs location changed in version 4.9.34.

Look at the post above yours, click on the blue link titled "LW prefs folder in Vista". That will show you how to find the preferences folder in Vista.
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Ok found the file and deleted it. Still no joy. I have limewire pro but thinking maybe i should just download the free version instead. Would anyone recommend doing that??
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Go to this section: General Vista Support and start a new thread about your problem (this one's so huge & so many people post in it...posts can easily be missed)

Please include these details in your thread.
System details - help us to help you -> Provide these details when you post!!!
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Help Me! This is the second time this has happened, it worked last time and i tried it again and i cant find my .limewire folder! please help!
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