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Try the fixes in the thread below. If nothing there helps, post back with your system details.
If LW Will Not Connect
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Howdy! Running Vista and having the same connection problems as everyone else. Tried both Limewhacko's suggestion and deleting preferences folder with no result. Have used Limewire successfully with NO INTERRUPTIONS whilst running XP, but since switching to Vista, ability to connect has remained sporadic. Saw a suggestion in this thread that it might be a problem with certain ISPs, but came across the following on another file-sharing site:

"Windows XP service pack 2/Windows Vista users: microsoft has instated a limit on the number of concurrent connection attempts in these versions of windows which may adversely affect the performance of the client."

I'm about as tech-savvy as your average grandma, so I have no idea if this is relevant. Anyone wanna take a stab?
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i have windows vista, and can not find the preferences folder. please help me!!
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Originally Posted by mocchalatte1 View Post
i have windows vista, and can not find the preferences folder. please help me!!
Follow Grandpa's advice here: LimeWire Pref Folder in Vista
Remember to show hidden files & folders first
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Old October 2nd, 2008
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Originally Posted by Limewacko View Post
Here what I did...

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


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!


How do I add a Gnutella connection???
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Old October 7th, 2008
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Talking Connection problems

Thanks SDaswani!! You are a genius! I've been working on getting my computer to connect since this morning and tried everything in FAQ's. I found your comment and tried it and IT WORKED!!! Thank you! Thank you!!!
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Thumbs up it worked for me

i have vista and i had to serach for the directory but found it in


i deleted it and the stared limewire again and it connected strait up.. well afta setting up the preferences again but thats no big issue. thanks for the help
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man look , i am unable to download anything. i am desperate call me ***EDIT***. this is unbelievably frustrating . ive paid for the pro less than a week now and im very upset there is no refund. there is no 800 customer service # to call! when i click download nothin happens . not even the license agreement. i cant even preview or play a file. i tried turning off my firewall from at&t security suite but nothing happens. i also tried uninstalling & reinstalling limewire. my email address is***EDIT*** or you can call me please .

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Where is the file in xp? H/ is my hard drive.. C/ is removable disk.?
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