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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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Pro support tends to be slow anyway. We give much more prompt replies. And support is one of the things pro users pay for.

Bookmark this link http://www9.limewire.com/download/LimeWireWin-full.exe ... it's the full OFFLINE installer, so no mucking around downloading parts off websites & parts over gnutella network during the actual installation.
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Hi to all and thanks for ur tips now my LW it works well......
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I would really appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction on how to get my limewire fixed. I'm running Microsoft Vista, and have successfully used limewire on it before. I upgraded to a new version a few months back, and ever since it hasn't connected. Limewire will load but then sits there "currently connecting to the network" but it never does. I've tried so many things i've completely turned off any firewalls, but the firewall still shows up in front of globe, i tried changing the performance features under tools, i've completely uninstalled and re-installed, nothing works....it's killin me....SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!!
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Did you replace the gnutella file in the LW preferences folder?
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how would i do that??
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Default works then doesn't work what is going on with Limewire.

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I have an HP Windows Vista Computer and do share my internet with other people but I have also been doing so for the past two years and have had the last versions of LimeWire on my computer for those times and didn't have any problems until now. I have Trend Micro AntiVirus and NOW LimeWire version 4.18.8. I took the version before it, 4.18.3, off of my computer for space sake but am trying to download a torrent and so downloaded LimeWire again which gave me the latest version. I have Basic, of course, because if I had that much money I would just go buy this stuff instead.

When I open this version it takes it's time showing me 1 red bar which means it's connecting and never goes any farther. I wait a good 20 minutes. All the previous versions took seconds to at least get to the second bar to tell me LimeWire was now connected. It also disconnects on its own and then I go up to File and click "connect" and it connects for about 4 seconds before disconnecting again. I am completely connected to the internet during all of this outside of LimeWire. I checked out my Trend Micro a couple of times and couldn't find any reason it would be blocking it but I could have missed something. Can someone help me figure this out? I've had the last five versions before this and never had a problem until now.
This getting to be not worth having as a great p2p service anymore! What is it with Limewire can anyone tell us if there are problems with the owners or is there a major clich in the tech dept. I have tried everything to get this service to complely start. It was working find then just stopped.
Can anyone help us with a true and real fix!!
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i am having the exact same problem!
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What about VISTA users where will the preferences directory be located? I can't find it :-/
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Default Windows Vista

I just bought a brand new computer, and it has windows vista, which I think is LAME.

Anyway, it won't even let me open my documents and settings folder to try this. It just says access denied.

Any help?
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