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snowboard_heath November 11th, 2008 05:04 PM

.lwtp File not Showing up
 
ok i have managed to find the theme's folder (after showing hidden files), so i went ahead and saved the green_theme zip folder in there. then i went and un-zipped the folder but between doing both of these tasks i never get a file that says .zip or .lwtp I know what it looks like because in the same folder there is a windows_theme.lwtp When i do the download could something not be making it over? please help... i've checked out the other threads. I'm not sure how to make it any clearer... i only end up with folders and only images in those folders.. no file that actually ends in .zip or .lwtp

Thanks

Lord of the Rings November 11th, 2008 10:24 PM

From memory, I think you change the extension name from zip to lwtp rather than unzip the zip file (I might be wrong.) :) You should do this whilst LW is closed. ;) And make sure you placed it in the Themes folder. :)

snowboard_heath November 12th, 2008 06:33 PM

the zipped file is just a zipped folder... there is nothing called .zip it's just green_theme
i've looked in the folder too and this is where i'm confused. i've downloaded it a couple of times to make sure and it's all the same so i think i'm missing something here....

PcLvHpns December 10th, 2008 08:59 AM

.lwtp file not showing up
 
I was having the same problem !! But what lord of the rings said is right. I just FINALLY got a skin to work !) Unclick the "hide extensions for known file types" in the themes folder options & then you will be able to see the .zip extension and just rename it to .lwtp it'll tell you that this could cause system instability and ask if you're sure just say okay cuz IT WORKS =)

snowboard_heath December 26th, 2008 08:08 PM

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it'll tell you that this could cause system instability
that doesn't exactly sound good

tears0fshad0w January 25th, 2009 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by snowboard_heath (Post 334775)
that doesn't exactly sound good

it's actually perfectly okay. I did the same thing that lord of the rings said and it worked. but if you still can't figure it out. i'll give you step by step instructions:

1.) Download your theme
2.) Go to your file options. If you don't know how to get there you can just click help and support and type in hidden.
3.) Then click the show hidden files.
4.) Click the go to folder options link
5.) Click the View tab in folder options
6.) Under the hidden files and folders, click show hidden files.
7.) Right under that unclick hide extensions for known file types
8.) Under that unclick hide protected operating system files
9.) Go to your My Computer icon and click it
10.) Click your local disk drive (Chttp://forum.limewire.org/images/smilies/smile.gif
11.) If you have Vista click the users options, If you have XP click the documents and settings.
12.) Click yourself
13.) Click Applications and Data
14.) Click Limewire
15.) Click Themes
16.) Unzip your theme and put the folder in the themes folder
17.) After you do that, go pack to the .zip file (not the folder you just made, the actual .zip file) and rename it to yourtheme.lwtp, instead of yourtheme.zip
18.) After that it should say that this will make the file not work but still click okay because it does work.
19.) Now put your newly made .lwpt file into your themes folder
20.) Load Limewire
21.) Click View
22.) Click your theme
23.) Click refresh skins and that should do it. If it doesn't show up just click your theme again and it should work.

And your all set.

mag63 January 27th, 2009 12:31 AM

Thanks tears0fshad0w buddy that's what I needed and all done great:aweof:

tears0fshad0w January 27th, 2009 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by mag63 (Post 337167)
Thanks tears0fshad0w buddy that's what I needed and all done great:aweof:

Your welcome.

TheFakeSheikh March 15th, 2009 09:33 AM

there was no need to uncheck "hide protected operating system files", they have nothing to do with this. and one day you just might delete something you think is unimportant

tears0fshad0w November 20th, 2010 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheFakeSheikh (Post 340361)
there was no need to uncheck "hide protected operating system files", they have nothing to do with this. and one day you just might delete something you think is unimportant

there was a need. it was the only way to get it to work.

Sleepless November 20th, 2010 09:47 PM

You really should try it without this. I'm sure TheFakeSheikh is correct there. No relevant folders, nor .zip or .lwtp would come under "protected operating system files" no matter what OS.


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