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Old April 2nd, 2003
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problems after downloading update for 2.9.8

After I download the zip file, the installer extracts but does not go thru the set up process...Anybody know what the deal is?

Well When I double click on the installer icon it appears in the dock for a sec and then disappears. I am on a 400 mhz power mac G4 with Mac OS 10.1.5 and i have 1 gig of RAM.
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Old April 2nd, 2003
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Hi frrok. Haven't read of anything similar. There were some changes that involved non-US English systems. Maybe try resetting the system to US English just for the install?
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Old April 2nd, 2003
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ok will do, thanks for the help steif...
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Old April 3rd, 2003
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Default Ugrade

I just installed the upgrade as well and I can open up limew, but when I try to open up my saved playlist file, it asks for a folder instead and I can't open my music. When I add everything to my playlist again, it asks for a folder instead of "select playlist". I went back an re-installed the older version and everything works great. What gives?
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Old April 10th, 2003
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I had just the same problem with the LW installer appearing in the dock for 1 second. Maybe you could try deleting all versions of LW you have and download it again. (I managed to install 2.9.7 succesfully but not earlier versions)
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Old August 11th, 2003
dan t
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i had the exact same problem with osx.

i downloaded the newest limewire osx version off the site, then when i unzipped it, theres an icon called limewire installer there with a pic of a drive and an arrow going down etc. when i double click it nothing happens at all, i just cant get anywhere with it at all.

i tried someone elses method of unzipping the zip file with stuffit 6, and when i do this, a set of folders unzips, when i go into this, there is a folder with mac os, in this is a file saying installer, but when i open it, it just turns out to be a text file with a load of rubbish in it.

i tried unistalling the old version of limewire, but the same things happen all over again.

anyone got any ideas?
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Old August 11th, 2003
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Hi dan.
You should have the latest version of stuffit installed anyway, but you could get around installler problems (if you are using OS 10.2), by trying

It's the latest (includes all recent developments--like a beta) build of LimeWire Pro for OSX that Jens-Uwe Mager has generously made available. It doesn't use an installer--just the good old drag-to-harddrive method.
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Old August 15th, 2003
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agh this makes me look like an idiot but who cares. i downloaded that dmg file that you linked, thanks by the way.

when i mount it, there is a heirachy of files and folders, like on the other one i got. however, i cant find anywhere or way to start the application. i go into a folder named mac os, and theres a document called limewire. but thats all it is, a document.

when you click it, a window comes up saying what application do you want to open it with?

so how exactly do i run the program? sorry for being so stupid, i think there must be something ive gotta do but i cant work out what
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Old August 15th, 2003
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Dan--what system version are you using? If you contol-click on an OSX (10.2.6) application, that allows you to look into all the files inside the application package, whick sounds like what's happening to you. Actually, sounds like you are using OS 8 or 9 or classic--you can go to the apple menu and select "About this Computer" for the details.

If you're using Mac OS 10.2.6, either your mouse /touchpad is thinking doubleclicks are contol-clicks, or something's wrong with your system.

(anybody--does Dan's problem sound like a "prebinding" problem?)

For OSX troubleshooting, I read MAybe you can get more ideas there.

Sorry I couldn't help more--post back andkeep us posted on the problem.
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Old September 18th, 2003
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I deleted old versions of Limewire, installed new .dmg and now Limewire will not run. Double clicking icon doesn't do squat.

So, enjoyably (sarcasm), I get no return on my investment as I PAID already.

This is a crock.
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