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Here's a site that posted a solution to your question: http://www.stephenhaim.com/resources/yahoo-messenger-transfering-archive

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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Ok i can recive a massage but when try to add them it wont i have tried putting on anothere date and takeing old massinger 10 off replaceing with 11 i wonder if it is yahoo itself


What are you trying to add them to? Do you mean to save them in the archive? If you look under preferences and then messages you can configure part of it there. Then go under ARCHIVE and you can choose to save or not save the messages in an archive for viewing later.

Jul 25, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Ive just installed windows 7 on my pc and I wanted to know where to paste my old yahoo messenger conversations... I installed yahoo but I think its another version of it and I just cant find the Profile...


Your "Profiles" folder contains your complete message history archive on your computer. You can copy it to the same location on another computer if you want to view it there. We've included instructions for Windows XP and Windows Vista users.
To locate your complete message history archive on Windows XP:
  1. Open the "Run" command: press Windows Logo+R on your keyboard.
  2. Copy and paste the text below into the Run command ' then click OK:

    %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\
To locate your complete message history archive on Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32-bit):
  1. Open the "Run" command: press Windows Logo+R on your keyboard.
  2. Copy and paste the text below into the Run command ' then click OK:

    %LocalAppData%\VirtualStore\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\
To locate your complete message history archive on Windows Vista or Windows 7 (64-bit):
  1. Open the "Run" command: press Windows Logo+R on your keyboard.
  2. Copy and paste the text below into the Run command ' then click OK:

    %LocalAppData%\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger\
Warning: Copying your Profiles folder to another computer overwrites any existing message history archive on that computer and it is replaced by yours. That overwritten message history archive will be permanently eliminated by this process. (Workaround: Backup that message archive first to a storage medium such as a CD ROM.)

Jun 30, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I can't read offline and any messages on screen, and can't send messages too.


Dear Friend,

Please download latest version of Yahoo Messenger....... and use following instructions -

Click the Messenger menu in Messenger.
  1. Select Preferences.
  2. Click the Archive category.
  3. Check the Enable Archiving option. Enable each item that you want to archive. If you'd like to automatically delete archives after a certain number of days, place a check in the box next to Automatically Delete Files Older Than and enter a number.
  4. Click OK at the bottom of the window.
Please Note: Uncheck the Enable Archiving option if you'd like to disable Archiving.
To view your archive:
  1. Click the Contacts menu in Messenger.
  2. Select Message Archive.
  3. A new window called Message Archive for {your ID} should appear.
  4. Select the archive folder you want to review.
To delete your archive:
  1. Click the Contacts menu in Messenger.
  2. Select Message Archive.
  3. A new window called Message Archive for {your ID} should appear.
  4. Select the Messages folder and then click the X button if you want to delete your complete Message Archive or select the desired folder and then click X to selectively delete.
A few things to remember:
  • Under the Message menu, you can reply, save, and print messages, as well as view your archiving preferences.
  • Under the Edit menu, you can copy messages to your clipboard or delete messages.
  • Under the View menu, you can enable timestamps.
Please Note: Archives (.dat files located on your system) are encrypted and can only be viewed by the Yahoo! ID that created them. These archives are stored locally on your system, so the conversations held on that specific computer are only accessible from that computer. Once archives are deleted, they're gone, and cannot be retrieved.


Please vote after working...
Best regards,
Pramod Bhikam Singh

Apr 22, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I have downloaded the yahoo messenger decoder... why i don't see any message that i have saved in my yahoo messenger archive? how would i get started using the yahoo messenger decoder?


Yahoo Messages archives are always saved in the compute. So, if you have formatted the HDD or installed the Yahoo messenger in some another computer then your message archives are lost.

May 05, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Message Archive


you cannot retrieve message archive from one pc to another. i suggest you just copy and post those threads to a different storage.

Apr 08, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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I want to view all my conversation in yahoo messenger


If you have set your Archives to save your chats

Click 'Contacts'
Click 'Message Archives'

If you want to start saving messages
Open Messenger
Click ( >) Messenger > Preferences > Archives
Select 'Yes_Save all my messages'
Click OK

You can also access all your saved messages from this page

Dec 11, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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I can not reinstall yahoo on my new computer though i have used yahoo in the past


try this one.may be this can help.
You might have a corrupt file in your Yahoo! Messenger directory. To fix the problem, you must manually delete the Messenger directory on your C: drive (default), then reinstall the Yahoo! Messenger application.

To delete the directory:

Close the Yahoo! Messenger application if you currently have it running. Make sure all instances of Internet Explorer are closed.
Go to your desktop and double-click "My Computer."
Click the "C:" drive.
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!
Highlight the Yahoo! Messenger folder and press the Delete key on your keyboard. (All archives will be deleted if they are not copied. Please see below.)
To install:

Close all running applications except for your Internet browser.
Visit the Yahoo! Messenger home page.
Click the "Download Now" button.
To copy your complete Message Archive:

Close Yahoo! Messenger (if it is currently running).
Go to your Desktop and double-click "My Computer."
Select the "C:" drive.
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles.
Your "Profiles" folder contains your complete Message Archive. Copy it to the same location on another computer if you wish to view it elsewhere.
Note: If you copy this folder to another computer, your complete Message Archive will be copied, overriding the Message Archive on the computer to which you are copying.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger8/messenger/index.html

Nov 08, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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How can i see old ims after ive signed off


if you mean the archived IM...you have to set that up in AIM...it is not something that sets up automatically

go to the top of your AIM screen...menu drop down box choose settings...choose IM Archives...to the right you will see 2 boxes that are unchecked...one is to Archive IM and the other is Archive Chats...choose 1 or both...then click apply and then save

to retrieve the IM do the same steps as above to get to that screen...but choose view Archives

Oct 24, 2009 | AOL Instant Messenger

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How can i retrieve my yahoo messenger's list ,thats the only problem,as of now!


perhaps a glitch of your messenger if you are activating the archive. try to check on (C:) > Program Files > Yahoo Messenger > Archive (folder), if there is a folder about archive, click to open and it will display the convo you had.

OR

if you go to options the privacy, drag and drop all your contacts back onto allow i think...its something like that any way.. try it! hope it works! if these doesn't work, re add them in your messenger list..

Jun 09, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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I need to get my contacts back


Your contacts list is stored online, you can change versions and contacts transfer.Not sure what you mean by disconnected ( from what? yahoo,messenger,) Do this,
Use info below to delete present version completely then if you want to try 9 again and are using Vista go here for help.
http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2008/10/27/installing-90-on-windows-vista/

Messenger 9 for Vista users and XP users with 9, Mess 9 has many unsolved problems and missing features that messenger 8.1 or 8.0 has. Plus now the updated Windows Firewall will not let Messenger download correctly.And is causing 9 users to have problems now.. The only option that might help is going to the control panel and turning off the firewall to download and install then turning it back on.Then click on windows fire wall, Exceptions tab. make sure messenger is checked,if not listed then add it to the list.then click save.
.If the fire wall still causes problems,then revert back to 8.1 or 8.0 these and all versions of messenger can be found here; http://www.freecreed.com/ymsgr-archive.html
You need to remove version 9,or present version, 1st to get another version to work. To remove Messenger version Use Unwise located middle of page of Messenger Folder.Make sure Automatic is checked! then continue to uninstall..Or use control panel ,Vista-program features or XP-add/remove this is the 2nd best way. If you just delete the Yahoo file to remove messenger,you will also lose the shared file that contains things needed on other Yahoo sites. Your contacts are stored online But if you want to save your old messages archives,they are saved on your PC in the messenger file you are about to delete.Go here and copy them to a new folder
Start>my computer>c:drive>program files>yahoo>messenger>profiles>(your ID)>archive>messages

Dec 10, 2008 | Yahoo Messenger

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