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My display picture will not change in messenger box

When trying to change my display picrure it stays the same wont let me change it

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    My display picture will not change in messenger

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    have the same problem..
    what's the solution?


  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem..

  • Theo Andoko Jan 20, 2009

    yes, 
    i try to change the picture but it won't show up no matter what.
    the same problem that take so looooooooong for yahoo to fix.
    is this the sign of yahoo bankruptcy or what?

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    Jan 20 and Jan 21 same problem ......

    This is a real hassle, if my wife sees the current display image that i cant change . Ouch !!!!


  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I enjoy using Yahoo even when the new 9.0 came out it looked great. . . until my display image froze on the last image I had on 8.0. Now I'm stuck on HAPPY NEW YEAR display image. . . every day. . . PLEASE someone figure this thing out!

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    i've been changing my display image for a long time, and i almost tried everything, from really saving the picture, making sure the bytes are not much, files without dash, etc..etc.. still, I CANT CHANGE it

  • orlandochic1 Feb 20, 2009

    i've been using yahoo for years now and i downloaded 9.0 last November and it was working fine, until three days ago. now i can't change my display pic. i run the the routine and click ok but nothing happens. the only way i CAN change it is to delete the picture entirely and restart yahoo

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    my yahoo just wont change the image.. i tried everything even reinstalled yahoo all over again and reverting back to the old versions im using yahoo 9 now but i reverted back to 8 for a while to see if it would work.. well it doesnt...

  • luckypakikur Feb 21, 2009

    i can't change my yahoo display picture.i tried so many times but it didn't work.plz help me, i 'll be thankful to u.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I can't change my display picture.. tried hundred times..no luck.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    It just won't change! I even uninstalled and reinstalled! and it still stays as that ugly grey smily face. It's making me feel naked and I don't want to use it without being able to have a photo! =(

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    my display picture will not change in messenger box

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    since 2 days i could change my pic but now no

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Same problem......help help help plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • jsotzing Mar 12, 2009

    Unable to update display image in yahoo messanger for about 2 weeks now. Completely irritating. Please help

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    Display picture's not changing. That's the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    my display picture will not change in messenger box

  • hottess Mar 17, 2009

    I changed my profile pic, but it did not register in my display image. Now all i have is a black screen in my display image. It has been 5 days!

  • KumarChd Mar 24, 2009

    Unable to change my display picture on yahoo messanger .... I have done everything that could be done ... Can someone help ... ?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    i had my dp for about 3 weeks. then when i got tired of it i took a new one. Now every time i try to change it it wont work. but there was once it did work but the next day it changed back to the old one :(((

    HOW DO YOU FIX IT!

  • paki_talki Apr 05, 2009

    my display picture will not change in messenger box

  • finethink Apr 13, 2009

    not change displaye image

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    i have same prob.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    same prob...what to do any one

  • draamir Apr 20, 2009

    My display picture not changed when i need, therefore i facing problem plz help me

  • angel310 Apr 22, 2009

    whats going on with this yahoo that everyone has a problem with the display pic ,CAN ANYONE HELP

  • Wael Hawa Apr 23, 2009

    I am having troubles changing my display image and my contacts display images aren't changing too

    Please help help HEEEEEEEEELP

  • zishan_ahmed May 06, 2009

    i m also having this problem. a few days ago everything was just alright.but as i installed a new windows in the system problem started with the display image of my yahoo.now i m unable to set any photo on my dp.i have tried everything but nothing gonna happen.plz some one solve this problem.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    I have the same prob too.

  • shine_of_sun May 20, 2009

    I'm using the last version of Yahoo Messenger and for more than 2 weeks my display picture won't change and now is just black screen, can't change it.apparently this happens only for my list on my computer only even my friends display picture is the grey ugly smiley face...I've tried everything. i unnistalled yahoo, deleted all files, reinstalled twice now and nothing....the interesting thing is that all this wierd things with the display picture are happening only on my computer...i've tried to sign in on other computers and everything goes right, but not on my computer...
    is there someone who has any ideas to solve this? is really annoing to see my entire list of friends with no display picture.

  • shine_of_sun May 20, 2009

    I'm using the last version of Yahoo Messenger and for more than 2 weeks my display picture won't change and now is just black screen, can't change it.apparently this happens only for my list on my computer only even my friends display picture is the grey ugly smiley face...I've tried everything. i unnistalled yahoo, deleted all files, reinstalled twice now and nothing....the interesting thing is that all this wierd things with the display picture are happening only on my computer...i've tried to sign in on other computers and everything goes right, but not on my computer...
    is there someone who has any ideas to solve this? is really annoing to see my entire list of friends with no display picture.

  • dr_davidth May 23, 2009

    cannot change my display image

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Go to folder
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles\[your Yahoo ID]\My Icons

It's a list of display images saved by YM. Remember the filename of your desired image.

Open your registry (click Start, Run.., type REGEDIT).

Trace the path
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Yahoo/pager/profiles/[your Yahoo ID]/FriendIcons

The value of Path should reflect the filename of the current display image in your YM. Change it to reflect the filename of your desired image.

Close the registry.

Restart YM.
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Hi! i have the same problem but i already resolved my issue!..
i also cant change my display image in yahoo messenger!..
i tried so many things to solved this issue but doesnt work!..

so i decided to do this steps:

- first delete all your uploaded pictures in YM except the default images from Yahoo
- then you need to log-out Yahoo Messenger
- on the right lower part of the window, right-click yahoo logo then choose Exit

- open My Coputer
- go to C:Program FilesYahoo!MessengerProfiles
- then look for your Yahoo ID folder
- delete that folder permanently by using Shift + Delete
- then restart your computer

- now open YM then log-in your account
- try to change your display image
- browse the picture you want to display
- then poooffff!!! hehehe...

hope it would help you guyz!..ciao!

- angelreyz
You can email me through angel07_reyzel@yahoo.com *^_^*

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If you only want to change your dispaly image then you can do this with the older versions.i mean the version below than 9 will work.you just install any older version specially 7.5 and then change your image. i am sure it will work . it will work only for those whose display images are not going to change but not for those that experiencing black screen on the image.i repeat if your display image is still i mean only one image is set on it permanently then you do the thing i wrote.install the older version of yahoo and then try to change the display image.i will work.

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The problem is being caused by bad ISP configuration. try to change the Yahoo Messenger ports.

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I cannot change mine when i use version 8 and 9 but when i use my version 6 i was able to change the display pic easily.

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I had this problem too. just delete all the pictures from your icons except you want the one to change to. then hit ok. it worked for me.hope it works for you too :)

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An easy way to fix this problem would be to:
1) close yahoo messenger
2) using windows explorer go into the following folders:  Program Files/Yahoo/Messenger
3) Now delete the folder *cache*
4) Restart Yahoo messenger, and you'll be able to change your Display picture.

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