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So Judy, You're saying that you have NO "" File at all and you Connected ??
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Old October 16th, 2008
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Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
Answers to System questions:
1 - Vista Premium with administrative privileges.
2 - windows firewall
5 - Satellite
6 - Linskys router
8 - connect from home
9 - LW 4.18 Java 1.6
11 - Hometown computing
12 - I FAILED THE TEST WITH ERROR "LW takes to long to open" what does this mean????
13 - Firewall detected what does this mean???
15 - Avast anti-virus,SpySweeper
14 - don''t know how router set up I added limewire to the firewall plus the port 65000
(a) hmm does not sound good. O.o Which model of Linksys router do you have if you can possibly find out? This might be very important.

(b) You are connected via satellite. Many if not most satellite services have restricted services. It looks like in this case they might be possibly blocking various (many) connection ports, thus only expecting you to be using your browser for the internet & not much more.

(c) try going to LW's menu bar, Tools > Options > Advanced > Firewalls & change both listening & connection ports to 6500 & set it to manual port forward. Then go to LW's menu bar, File -> Disconnect, wait a minute, then return to the menu & choose connect.
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Old October 17th, 2008
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WIN XP. I am deleting an entire limewire folder or a specific file, I don't see any files just two empty folders inside my limewire folder.
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Old October 17th, 2008
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I have a WRT54G router. I will fix the ports I think. That area is hard for me but I will sure try.
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Old October 18th, 2008
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Originally Posted by minesweeper26 View Post

WIN XP. I am deleting an entire limewire folder or a specific file, I don't see any files just two empty folders inside my limewire folder.

Preference File in XP SP2

(you must show all hidden files)
[1] Open windows explorerselect Tools à Folder Options à View à Show hidden files and folders.
[2] In windows explorer look for the Limewire Folder – go here:-
c:\documents and settings\username\applications data\LimeWire (or) c:\documents and settings\username\limewire

Delete the limeWire/limewire folder (also called the preference folder)
((Ensure LW is closed before you delete the preference folder))

For further help:-
In Limewire Links (below) click on (If LW will not connect) and go through these fixes -- if still no good click on (system details) fill in and post back here

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.

Last edited by skyliner; October 23rd, 2008 at 10:39 AM.
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Old October 21st, 2008
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are these replies only for people with Pro?

I cant see any of this stuff youre suggesting on my WindowsXP

settings and user name
its nowhere to be found - is it because I'm on the free site?

Last edited by grai; October 21st, 2008 at 05:01 PM.
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Old October 21st, 2008
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I tried the Tips box things and it made no difference
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Old October 22nd, 2008
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Hi I Couldnt Find What You Were Talking About In Windows, Do I Go To Start Up, My Comp, What? Sorry Im Not That Computer Literate.
I Need Step By Step. Lol
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Old October 22nd, 2008
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Omg I Figured It Out. And It Did Work!!! Thanks So Much! I Have Windows Xp Home Edition Version 2002. Dont Know If Thats Usful To Anyone.
Thanks Again For The Great Tip!
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Old October 22nd, 2008
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Default Still only one bar!!

Did not work for me. I am ready to give up on Limewire. I tried everything for months and nothing lets me connect!
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