Failed To Download Patching Information

85 Troll Shaman
1190
When I start the downloader, while my ethernet is connected, a message reading "Failed to download information about the next patch. Check your network." shows up. I have tried to open the game without using the launcher and after the patch applies itself and sends me to the launcher, the same problem persists. I have also tried the repair bot, and failed after it says that there are no problems found.

I have checked my anti-virus connectivity, and tried to apply it without it, but the same message appears on the launcher. I have also applied all new software updates to my computer and restarted it.

I use a Mac OS X Lion. Any help, please?
Edited by Vozjin on 9/12/2011 10:54 PM PDT
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MVP - Technical Support
90 Draenei Mage
6490
Try going to patchup.info and grabbing a new tfil file from there.

http://patchup.info/tfil/NA/

Make sure it's named wow.tfil
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85 Troll Shaman
1190
Ok! Thanks a lot! I got my launcher downloading again. I have a question though. I saw the other similar post in which you gave the same advice, and I was just wondering if I should completely replace the other wow.mfil? Should I drop this wow.mfil into the trash?
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MVP - Technical Support
90 Draenei Mage
6490
09/13/2011 08:04 AMPosted by Vozjin
Ok! Thanks a lot! I got my launcher downloading again. I have a question though. I saw the other similar post in which you gave the same advice, and I was just wondering if I should completely replace the other wow.mfil? Should I drop this wow.mfil into the trash?


If something's working don't poke it is what my dad always says.

The wow.mfil contains a URL that's used to give a listing of the files , locations and their related checksums. Since you're currently downloading it should be working fine. Don't tempt fate by playing with it when its working :)
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85 Human Mage
6375
Same problem. Just migrated to a new iMac with Lion. Went to the patchup site as directed, downloaded the wow.tfil file. Trashed my old wow.tfil file, slapped the new one in there, then repaired the game. Game works, and launcher works. All is well. Thanks ;)


http://patchup.info/tfil/NA/

Make sure it's named wow.tfil
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88 Blood Elf Hunter
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09/14/2011 01:38 AMPosted by Bluspacecow
Ok! Thanks a lot! I got my launcher downloading again. I have a question though. I saw the other similar post in which you gave the same advice, and I was just wondering if I should completely replace the other wow.mfil? Should I drop this wow.mfil into the trash?


If something's working don't poke it is what my dad always says.

The wow.mfil contains a URL that's used to give a listing of the files , locations and their related checksums. Since you're currently downloading it should be working fine. Don't tempt fate by playing with it when its working :)


same issue and solved it, you're great!
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
FSU
1810
I have same issue and haven't been able to solve for 2 days now I've tried a lot of different things, none are successful
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85 Blood Elf Priest
5635
Try going to patchup.info and grabbing a new tfil file from there.

http://patchup.info/tfil/NA/

Make sure it's named wow.tfil


I love you, thank you so much!
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85 Orc Warrior
6780
Try going to patchup.info and grabbing a new tfil file from there.

http://patchup.info/tfil/NA/

Make sure it's named wow.tfil


You are awesome!! Thanks for the link!
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Try going to patchup.info and grabbing a new tfil file from there.

http://patchup.info/tfil/NA/

Make sure it's named wow.tfil


Perfect fix! - Thank you for the link!
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90 Blood Elf Death Knight
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this worked perfectly thank you !
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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you bawss it worked!!! :D
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I tried this, and it did not work. I figured I would play some WoW over spring break but it will not work for me. Any other ideas?
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Do you know what patch you are on? If you're just behind a patch or 2, you may want to try our Mac patch mirrors we have. These mirrors will only work for the Mac client.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2416118908

If you are not on a Mac, you may want to post in the Windows Tech forums for additional assistance.

WoW Technical Support (Windows)

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Not finding what you need here? Contact a rep direct! http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/contact

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85 Worgen Rogue
1515
OMG IT WORKED
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90 Human Warlock
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OMG y'all ROCK!!! ty ty ty!!!
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