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Download/Upload Problems Problems with downloading or uploading files through the Gnutella network.
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Old July 27th, 2005
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Unhappy help i dont know how to download

ok i know this may sound reely stupid but i dont know how to start downloading things! is there any1 that can please help me? thank you
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Old July 27th, 2005
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Once you have done your searches and found what you want,

you can either double click it and it will start downloading or once

the item is highlighted click on the download button to start the download
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Old July 28th, 2005
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erm but where do you go 2 start searching? sorry neva done this b4
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Old July 30th, 2005
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go to search box type in what you are looking for and when the list comes up choose one and highlight it and download it, wait till it finishes and thats it
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Old July 30th, 2005
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okay i have no clue what im doing but im hoping someone could read this and answer me!! How do you dowloud movies like the last one i tried to dowloud was a preview of a movie and the other one when i press preview its blank on the windows media player!! HELPP!! thanks,<33
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Old July 30th, 2005
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Hey, it just takes some getting used to limewire and all the bullsh*t that people have on it. Basically check the size of the download and see if it is comparable to what you think it should be for the item you are downloading. Also, it's typically safer to download something that has a lot of people hosting it.

Although this is a good rule of thumb, it's not perfect. For some reason it seems like there are a TON of people who all host a file that is around 850kb in size. This file is a virus, and it seems like everyone has it. If you search for a program that you want to download, just take a look and you will see what i mean. It's nuts.... It seems like everyone has been a victim to some kind of virus and it doesn't matter what you are searching for, you always see TONS of files with different names that are around 850kb, and when you download it, it is a zipped file, and when unzipped the icon is named "setup" to make you think you downloaded the actual program of interest, but when u click it, it is a virus...

Just beware... Use you best judgement.

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Old July 30th, 2005
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follow up...

The file i was referring to in the previous post is 851.7kb and it is a zipped file. So to everyone who reads this, no matter what you are searching for or trying to download, do not download it if it is this size..

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Have a look at the Sticky thread at the top of this section, it has lots of clues about downlding & how to use LW effectively. Including about video downlds.

Re: Viruses; there's a Sticky in the Open Discussion section which advises about this.
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