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carpetguy December 20th, 2004 07:59 PM

Can't read Help Files
 
Hello,
I'm new to Limewire(reletively new to P2P) recently downloaded LW4.2.6 on WinXP Pro. I am connecting succesfully and downloading files with no problem.

However, I can't access the Help files on my tool bar. The "About" option is fine but "UsingLW","FAQ", and "Forum" all bring a pop-up telling me "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

Can anyone tell me what this means? I enjoy tinkering with things so eventually I'll have it hacked(not cracked, but learned) but I have a suspicion I'm not properly sharing. At least I can't tell if I am as I can't yet fluently read the "Connections" page.

Thank you,
Carpetguy

sberlin December 20th, 2004 09:07 PM

That's a very odd message to get. The menu options you described should all bring up a website that goes to a certain page on limewire.com. Did you download LimeWire from limewire.com? If not, you may not have gotten the correct version. If so, something's amiss. Have you you perchance removed a file called "donotremove.htm" in the "C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire 4.2.6" directory? If you have (or if it just isn't there), try creating a file by that name (it doesn't need to have anything written in it). LimeWire uses that file as a marker to figure out what application is associated with browser pages (and thus open up the right browser).

Lord of the Rings December 21st, 2004 02:46 AM

Quote:

I have a suspicion I'm not properly sharing
The Monitor window is where you see if people are uplding from you. To know if you're properly configured can you do this test: Bug Report instructions & sample image Is it True/False? If it's false then you may have a firewall of some type that is blocking some of LW's access. Common firewall types can be configured from this page to allow both LW & Java access: http://www.limewire.com/english/content/firewalls.shtml Though you could potentially still have a modem/router with an internal NAT firewall.

carpetguy December 21st, 2004 06:34 PM

Lord of the Rings:
Quote:

Bug Report instructions & sample image Is it True/False? If it's false then you may have a firewall of some type that is blocking some of LW's access
I ran the sample and indeed I find a false result for incoming messages. I'll need to do some tinkering there so as not to be a leach.

sberlin:
Quote:

Did you download LimeWire from limewire.com? If not, you may not have gotten the correct version. If so, something's amiss. Have you you perchance removed a file called "donotremove.htm" in the "C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire 4.2.6" directory?
Yes I downloaded from Limewire.com. And yes I found the file to which you refer("donotremove.htm") which is blank and carries a firefox(my browser) icon. When I double-click this file notepad opens with a blank document.


Now, my monitor window has to windows.incoming searches with a box to check to show searches(I'm assuming these are requests coming from other users?) and uploads . Ironically, at the time of this writing I doublechecked the windows and saw an entry for uploads. It's a file I do have but was interupted by what I don't know.

If those file are actually on the Limewire website I'll dig around for it.

Thank you for the input and if anyone else has any ideas I'd love to hear it.

be well,
carpetguy

Lord of the Rings December 22nd, 2004 01:11 AM

the other places you can check for uplds are Tools>Statistics, & Bug Report, & in your Library window you can check the uplds & hits columns (to the far right) beside the sharing files names.

If you are only receiving forced attempts at uplds (in upld stats) then you are firewalled as far as anybody else in concerned & difficult to upld from.

May I ask what modem/router brand name & model no. you use? Many high speed modems have internal firewalls which generally use NAT. If you have one of these types then you'd need to forward a port (open port 6346) to allow full access up & dwn.

Oh by the way, the Gnutella network is sharing b/w people like you & I, the files are not stored at the LW website.

fn002449 March 15th, 2005 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by carpetguy
Lord of the Rings:


I ran the sample and indeed I find a false result for incoming messages. I'll need to do some tinkering there so as not to be a leach.

sberlin:

Yes I downloaded from Limewire.com. And yes I found the file to which you refer("donotremove.htm") which is blank and carries a firefox(my browser) icon. When I double-click this file notepad opens with a blank document.


Now, my monitor window has to windows.incoming searches with a box to check to show searches(I'm assuming these are requests coming from other users?) and uploads . Ironically, at the time of this writing I doublechecked the windows and saw an entry for uploads. It's a file I do have but was interupted by what I don't know.

If those file are actually on the Limewire website I'll dig around for it.

Thank you for the input and if anyone else has any ideas I'd love to hear it.

be well,
carpetguy

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And than here the solution :)
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I know the answer.. because i had the same problem....

the problem is that your browser isnot your standard program to open *.htm files.

so you have to set *.htm files to open with firefox or internet explorer or some program and not with notepad :)

if you do so its solved :)


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