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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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Try the fixes in the thread below (start off by replacing the gnutella.net file). If nothing there helps, please post back with your system details.
If LW Will Not Connect
Did you try the fixes in the link above?? If nothing worked, we need your system details to help you more.
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If i uninstall Linewire and re-install it to correct a connection problem, will I lose my entire library of saved audio files? Can anyone help me with this?
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Have you changed the location of your saved folder at all?

Providing you haven't been saving files to within LW's program files (C:\Program Files\LimeWire) then you shouldn't lose anything. Some people mistakenly save their downloads within Program Files & in that case, uninstalling LW will mean that downloads are lost. It's also a bad idea to save files within C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\LimeWire... because deleting LW's preferences folder would delete downloads as well.

To check where your files are being saved, in LW go tools > oiptions > saving. You'll see the location of your saved folder there.

It's always a good idea to back up your files, just in case of a system crash or other tragedy
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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
Software Engineer
Lime Wire LLC
Hi there, i just had to ask a quick question;
i'm having problems connecting, clearly. I understand
the steps that are given to solve this problem,
however i do not understand nor know how to
delete my limewire directory...?
I'm really bumed out becasue bought limewire
pro thinking that this would solve my connection
problem.. but i guess not
i've had htis problem for about a year and
have no idea what to resort to anymore.
anyones help would be greatly appriceated!

thanks, allison.



Also, i'm not sure how to view these replies, so
email me if possible.
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Depends on which operating version you are using & which LW version you started with. If you started with a version of LW over past 2 years, then the folder is now called limewire not .limewire.

(a) Try deleting your LW Preferences folder whilst LW is closed; instructions here: Point #3 in Fixes for Limewire (sample image included at bottom of page.) (b) If using Vista then see http://www.gnutellaforums.com/genera...der-vista.html

I suspect chances are the problem is more than your preferences folder but a firewall somewhere. Provide all these details & this may help us to pin point the probable problem: System details - help us to help you (click on blue link)
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okay, well i deleted that, and all my limewire stuff is closed..
i turned off my windows firewall stuff, and i'm not
'tech smart' if you know what i mean. I still can't seem to figure it out.
And i am wht windows XP
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also it says firewall detected, but i dont know how to check and where ot go and what to do
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Well ... see the last link I gave in my post above. We cannot help much without those details.
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I cannot connect either, I've checked my security settings and all are ok, But i did see something about the Java platform, the newest upgrade is 1.6.0_10 do you suppose this has something to do with the problem

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The delete hidden folder options worked for me , all set Grampa, TY
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