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Xfire Windows 7 Bug *Fix*

Written by: Oliver Krautscheid - Published: Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Are you playing any games on Windows 7? If so, you probably also installed Xfire onf Windows 7.

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Xfire is a tool that tracks your ingame time and is basically *the* community tool of the gaming scene. Unfortunately, Xfire is in some cases not working properly on Windows 7.

If you experience any problems, you should consider running the following command in any Xfire chat window:

/forceupdate

After running the command, you should exit Xfire. It will automatically update the next time you start Xfire.

If that doesn’t fix your problem, you should consider reinstalling Xfire in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode. Sidenote: You have to set this *before* you install Xfire. Simply right-click the setup file and select properties.

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Do you still have problems with Xfire on Windows 7? You should download the following batch file from filefront:
White sidebar fix batch @FileFront

Want to do this manually? Follow the steps of this post:

  • 1. Close Xfire if its running
  • 2. Make sure you can get to the ProgramData folder. This folder is hidden by default. If you can’t see it don’t worry just follow these steps.
  • 3. Open the Windows Start menu
  • 4. Choose “Run…” from the right column
  • 5. Type in %programdata% and press OK (see image below).
  • 6. The ProgramData folder should now open. If there is no folder named “Xfire” there, create it.
  • 7. Then open the Xfire folder. By default C:\Program Files (x86)\Xfire (Remember if you are running a 32-bit version of Windows there will be no “(x86)”)

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