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Yahoo contact details are missing , especially nicknames

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SOURCE: I'm trying to edit my own contact details.

[Solution # 1]
You will need to go to your Yahoo! Email Account and delete the contact's name there first.

1. Click Contacts from in the toolboxt to open.
2. Go to the contact you wish to remove and click the box next to it.
3. Go to the top of the list and click the Delete button.

Go to Messenger. When your list of Contacts opens, right click next to the name you wish to remove and select Delete from the drop down menu. The contact will be removed here also.
Error Code 40402 pops up when trying to remove a name while in your Yahoo Instant Messenger list first.

[Solution # 2]
Quit the program, then delete the contents of the “Cache”-folder located here:
c:/program files/Yahoo/Messenger/Cache

That usually solves a lot of problems, that occur all of a sudden. Try that and see if it works

[Solution # 3]
most probably a registry error - if you do not have a registry cleaner try downloading the free version of ccleaner from filehippo
once its downloaded select 'registry' from toolbar on left hand side and run 'scan for issues' followed by 'fix selected errors' if errors are detected
use microsoft 'one care' for further check

Hope they could help you
Good luck

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Yahoo is not allowing me to display Nickname


Did you change the password recently? If yes so its a known problem. I believe there is some problem on Yahoo server so hoping it would be fix soon.

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The nickname

just see at the top of your mail home page.
see where your user name is on your user name.
and few options will appear relating to your yahoo mail id. (i.e. account info., your yahoo mail profile etc.)

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Lost my nickname and information on yahoo messenger

just call the yahoo support and then tell them about the problem and from there you can change the old nick name and all the help you want

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Accidently got contacts name on my messenger. How do I change it back to mine

Sign in.

Click on "Messenger."
Select "My Contact Details."
Delete all information on the contact card.
Set your name on the "Nickname" field.
Click "Save & Close."

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How to change name in yahoo messenger?

Hi Zannerose,

From your main Yahoo! Messenger window, click on Messenger on the menu and choose Contact Details. You can change there your name or nickname and other information.

Hope this helps.

Oct 15, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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How can i change my display name

in the Yahoo messenger, select the menu 'Messenger' and select the option 'My Contact Details' . In the 'Nickname' textbox, enter the desired name you want to display as ur name and click the 'Save & Close' button

Jul 06, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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How can i change my riends name in yahoo messenger

1.Right click against the Friend's name
2. Select the option 'Contact Details'
3.In the the textbox for 'Nickname', enter the desired name
4. Click 'Save & Close' button

Jul 05, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo messenger Yahoo ID are showed instead of names in my list.

the yahoo id is still shown if the contact has not set firstname/lastname/nickname. you can check this if you right click the contact and choose contact details.
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Mar 28, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Error Code -40402

Well, the Yahoo Messenger 9 doesn't let you change the contact details.

Use the following link, and if you edit your address book in your yahoo mail account, the yahoo messenger takes over the nickname from the address book in the e-Mail account...

I hope this solves the problem


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Yahoo 9 wont let me display a picture or change nickname

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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Yahoo Messenger Change Name

While on yahoo messenger go to Messenger at the top left, My Contact Details, a box will open.. at the top of the box there will be a lil box that says Nickname under it.. put whatever u want your name to be in that box and hit Save/Close.

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