How To Install LimeWire Skins

by on May 12, 2008
in Softwares, Tips and Tricks

LimeWire logoLimeWire is the leading P2p sharing application and is one of the most widely used. LimeWire is said to be used more for sharing music and movies. In this post, I’ll tell you how you can install and use new themes in your LimeWire client. For some reason, I don’t like the default theme, so to get rid of this, I found a way through which I can install new themes.

How To Install LimeWire Skins

Assuming, you have already downloaded the theme file (.lwtp file) and is saved somewhere in your PC, below is the location for various Operating Systems where you have to copy/paste the theme file.

In Windows XP, go to

C:Documents and SettingsUSERNAMEApplication Data Limewirethemes

and paste the theme file. USERNAME is your Windows user account name.

In Windows Vista, go to


and paste the theme file. USERNAME is your Windows user account name.

In Mac OSX, go to

Macintosh HDUsers:USERNAMELibraryPreferences LimeWireThemes

and paste the theme file. USERNAME is your user account name.

In Mac Classic, go to

System FolderPreferences.limewirethemes

and paste the theme file.

How To Use LimeWire Skins

After you’ve followed all the above steps, you can now use the skin in your LimeWire. If you don’t know where to enable them, follow the steps below:

  • Open LimeWire
  • Go to View
  • Then Apply Skins (choose your new skin from here, first)
  • Now select Refresh Skins (from Apply Skins menu)
  • Done!

That was pretty easy, eh? Keep a look out on this blog because I’ll soon share some LimeWire themes too. Subscribe to the RSS feed so that you don’t miss them.

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  • Pretty neat! Thanks! You’ve been on a posting spree lately! keep it up!

  • @Aseem:
    You’re welcome. Well yeah, I want to make up for all the past 4 months I’ve missed because of my exams.

  • Nice post, may be you can add some themes also. :smile:

  • @Nirmal:
    Yeah, I’ll soon post a few.

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  • Ur2nvus

    I keep getting this error:
    the skin file you selected does not exist or is invalid. Please choose another file or use default..

    what do I do?

  • Faliesha

    hey i have a question, what if that doesnt work? i have the basic limewire, and i did all the steps correctly but its still not showing in my apply skins threw limewire… what am i doing wrong or what is wrong with my lime wire? i just DL it so i dont know if there can be anything wrong with it..

  • @Faliesha:
    Maybe the skin you are trying to install is not compatible with your Limewire version.

  • Faliesha

    its off the limewire website..

  • @Faliesha:
    Then most probably it’s not compatible with your Limewire. I also come across many such skins that are not compatible. Just hope that the designer updates it.

  • Mary

    I am a windows vista user and have limewire pro 4.18.3. I have downloaded a couple of skins from the website and can’t use them. I follow the directions to the “T” and they are not showing up, The only ones that I can use are the limewire pro and windows theme. The other two, metal and windows classic theme display a message “The skin file you selected does not exists or invalid . Please choose another file or use default”. Help I would love to use some new skins as the others are boring.

  • whoadude

    did you get your answer yet? if not, send me mail. i did it finally. also did it with a custom skin

  • assasin

    How do i install lime wire skins in UBUNTU(linux)?

  • z

    hey does any1 now how can i apply skins on limewire pro (14.8.8)? i cant find the path ” C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\ Limewire\themes ” on my pc, so i can download the skin file but not get it into the limewire ‘themes’ folder to apply it! loll its doin my head in, wb if u can help…