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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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After suffering the same connection problems as all the rest of you, I stumbled onto a reliable and easy fix for my installation that might work for you. Just find and delete the gnutella.net file. LimeWire will create another one the next time it is started. Since finding this fix, I never fail to connect almost immediately after starting LimeWire. I hope it works as well for you as it did for me. I'm now a very content LimeWire Pro user.
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teapot,

where do you find that.. Ive looked and cant find it.. I dont have that file in my vista package
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teapot,

where do you find that.. Ive looked and cant find it.. I dont have that file in my vista package
Sorry, I'm not familiar with Vista as I'm still on XP Pro Sp3. For me, it's in C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\LimeWire. Doesn't Vista have a file search function ? If so, just search for all instances of gnutella.net and delete them. LimeWire will build new ones as needed.
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Location for preferences folder in Vista is a little different: http://www.gnutellaforums.com/genera...der-vista.html (click on link); also slightly different is the method to turn on 'Show hidden files & folders'.

C:\Documents and Settings\*yourusername*\Application Data\Roaming\Limewire
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what do u mean delete the directory in limewire in c/douctuments and programe files u mean the whole folder just delete it ?
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what do u mean the directory the whole foldr ?
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The folder called 'Limewire' found at the above location.

Next time you open LW, it will create a fresh folder.
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Unhappy Limewire SUCKS

Ok, I have been using Limewire forever, my sub. expired and I renewed today and BOY AM I SORRY..... I have spent an entire day drying to deal with this firewall issue, emailing back and forth tech. support from Limewire and they just keep responding with everything I have already been prompted to try. They need to get off their butts and fix the problems. I have requested a refund, and of course, no response. I will be cancelling the charge on my credit card.

Good Luck everyone! I give up!
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Hey Tammy To the Gnutella Forums.

Can you tell us what all you have tried to fix this issue.
There are two Fixes that have worked for Many Members, that I will give you to try. If you've tried these with No Success, then we can try a few others. See Below.


First of all, delete LW's preferences folder. See the thread below (click on link) for instructions. If you've deleted the prefs folder properly, you'll go through LW's setup wizard again when you restart LW.

If that doesn't fix things, delete or replace the gnutella.net file (instructions for that in the thread below as well). Otherwise, try the other fixes there.

If LW Will Not Connect
If nothing there helps, please post back with your system details.

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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!
Susheel Daswani
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Lime Wire LLC
I tried this and still having no connection. Please someone who knows what they are doing sign on and help!!!
Thanks from miamio
I have windows vista and running pro
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