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Contacts missing from my contacts list

A few Contacts are missing from my MSN live contacts list?

I really need those contacts how can I get them back?

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  • hakim11 Dec 12, 2008

    my contact list is missing



  • ultimat3buzz Feb 02, 2009

    i am having this same problem however when i try the fix provided i still cannot find the folder specified i still cant get my contacts???

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem mas the folder c:\documents and settings\user1\contacs\ is missing

  • zain_mehdi93 Mar 17, 2009

    I updated my Windows Live Messenger 8 to version 9. The problem is that when I sign in the messengersays "You don't have anyone in your contact list yet.". All my contacts are missing. I followed the solution posted below but still my contacts are missing HELPPPPPPPPPPP!

  • wandererever Apr 15, 2009

    I have the same problem.
    I don't have my folders hidden anyway, so I skipped the first step :)
    There is no ''Contacts'' folder at all. I even created one, just in case.
    The windows messenger contacts list is intact, but I want to use msn messenger and it tells me I have no contacts, it reinvites all of them if I import a saved list and still shows I have no contacts after that.
    I can see them all in my hotmail.


  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I have Downloaded and Installed the NEW WLM 2009. And When I Sign in All the Contacts are Missing. I Tried Everything But Still Nothing Appears. What to Do. 


    But the Contacts are Availale In My LIVE Mail Contacts

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    my contact list dosnt appear on WLM 2009 but does appear on WLM 8.5

  • claire3214 Apr 22, 2009

    i need major help ..i have installed unistalled windows live messenger 2009... right left and center... done all the results i could find. (i think).. but still cant get my contact list....plus if i download messenger 8.5.. it says i need the newer version.. so how do i get around that.. and be able to download live messenger 8.5

  • cklaven Apr 24, 2009

    I have the same issue. I have researched a lot online, it would appear there is currently no fix and the only thing you can do is to roll back to WLM 8.1 or 8.5 untill this problem is resolved in a future version.

  •  Luis Moreira
    Luis Moreira May 11, 2010

    Did you check on the blocked list? 

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Hello from Portugal,i used to have the same problem,when i logged to msn no contacts although in hotmail they where all there,so i uninstalled windows live essencials(all programs) then downloaded windows live messenger 2009(again) but this time i only installed the messenger app!problem solved now when i log in all my contacts are there and the messenger works at is full power(lol) hope i helped someone and sorry for my english!

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Delete your Contacts cache folder

1. Right click Start, and select Explore.

2. Select Tools, and then select "Folder Options".

3. In "Folder Options", select View.

4. From the "Advanced Settings", check Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not checked, and click OK.

5. In the Windows Explorer window, click View, select Explorer Bar, and then make sure that Folders is checked.

Delete your Contacts cache folder.


After you are done changing Windows Explorer settings go through these steps -

1. On the task bar, right-click Start, and then select Explore.

2. In the folder list on the left-hand, go to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows username\Contacts\ Your Messenger email address.

3. Delete all of the files in Your Messenger email address folder.

4. In the folder list on the left-hand pane, go to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger email address.

5. In Your Messenger email address folder, delete real and shadow folders.

6. Close Windows Explorer and try to sign in to Messenger again.

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ok in any version you using it will ask you at the time of sign in;
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you can select either one you like.


http://help.live.com/help.aspx?mkt=en-us&project=WL_Messengerv9&querytype=keyword&query=nogol

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