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I deleted my yahoo instant messenger archive on 7-9-10 and would like to know how if there is a way to get those messages back

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Hi,

Unfortunately, messages once deleted cannot be retrieved or recovered.

For more details, click here:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger10/messenger/mstarecvrdelmess.html

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How to delete messages


Many instant message programs are set, by default, to save your chat history.
This might not be a desirable feature for people who share a computer with others since it could pose a security threat.
Delete the folder in which the history is saved or delete the chat history within the instant message program.
Popular instant messenger programs, such as Yahoo!, Windows Live and Skype, simplify the process of clearing message archives.

Delete archived messages in Yahoo! Messenger.
Open Yahoo! Messenger.
Click on "Messenger" on the toolbar and select "Preferences."
Click "Clear Archive Now" to delete your chat.
Clear chat history in Windows Live Messenger.
Open the program and click the first icon from the right at the top of the box.
This is the "Show Menu" icon. Highlight "File" and click "View Message History."
Select a contact from your list to view messages from or to that contact.
Click "OK."
Click "Delete History" at the top of the "Message History" window.


Erase your conversation history in Skype.
Launch the program and click on "Privacy Settings."
Click the "Clear History" button under the "Keep History For" section.
This will delete all saved conversations.

Clean the message archives in Google Talk.
Click "Settings" on the toolbar and select "Chat" from the list of options.
Click the "Don't Save" option and click "OK."

Delete all message archives with an application.
Programs such as Cyber Scrub, WinClear and ParetoLogic Privacy Controls will delete the history from any instant messaging program, as well as tracking data from your Internet activity. Many of these programs are available for download.
Yahoo
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/web/web1/history/mstawdelarch.html
http://www.cyberscrub.com/topics/clean_delete_erase_chat_history.php
http://www.winclear.com/

Apr 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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WANT TO DELETE ALL THE HISTORY IMAGE


If you just want to clear the historyClick on Messenger>Preferences>Archive>Click on Clear Archive Now.
If you want to make sure everything has been deleted, you may visit the below C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles and then open your chosen profile and delete the archive folder
If you want to permanently clear it every time then Click on Messenger>Preferences>Archive>Select Radio Button "No. Do not save any of my messages"

Jul 19, 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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An internal error occurred in the initialization 502


When you get errors like that it is best to manually delete yahoo messenger and then redownload it. Here is the yahoo help page that goes through the steps to do this.http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...
Be sure to back up your message archives if you archive your messages.



thanks

Jan 21, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I'm recieving messages in yaahoo messenger but my window is not displaying it, i am not able to see even what i've sent. i've enabled the script in control panel but its not not working yet. i've already...


Many people have been having the same problem!

From Yahoo Messenger Help:
I can't see the instant messages.

Hmm, well... you may have scripting disabled in your Internet Explorer.

To enable scripting:
Click the "Tools" menu on your Internet Explorer toolbar and select "Internet Options."

Click the "Security" tab.

Click the Internet (globe) icon and click the "Custom Level" button.

Scroll down to "Scripting."

Enable the following:

* Active scripting
* Allow paste operations via script
* Scripting of Java applets are all enabled

Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Note: Restart Yahoo! Messenger and you should start seeing text in your IM windows again.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

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If that didn't help:
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Copied and pasted from Yahoo Messenger Help:

Why do I receive an error when running Yahoo! Messenger?
Best guess? 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/messeng...

IMPORTANT: If all of the above does NOT solve your problem, here is a link to Yahoo! Messenger 8 Help Form:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

Let us know if this works for you. Thank you for contacting FixYa * Please rate this solution and write comments

Nov 16, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Script problems


It is most likely because you don't have scripts enabled. Try this first.

To enable scripting:

1. Click the "Tools" menu on your Internet Explorer toolbar and select "Internet Options."
2. Click the "Security" tab.
3. Click the Internet (globe) icon and click the "Custom Level" button.
4. Scroll down to "Scripting."
5. Enable the following:
* Active scripting
* Allow paste operations via script
* Scripting of Java applets are all enabled
6. Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the window.

If that doesn't work try this:

Why do I receive an error when running Yahoo! Messenger?

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:

1. Close the Yahoo! Messenger application if you currently have it running. Make sure all instances of Internet Explorer are closed.
2. Go to your desktop and double-click "My Computer."
3. Click the "C:" drive.
4. Go to:
* C:\Program Files\Yahoo!
5. 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:

1. Close all running applications except for your Internet browser.
2. Visit the Yahoo! Messenger home page.
3. Click the "Download Now" button.

To copy your complete Message Archive:

1. Close Yahoo! Messenger (if it is currently running).
2. Go to your Desktop and double-click "My Computer."
3. Select the "C:" drive.
4. Go to:
* C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles
5. 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.

Nov 14, 2010 | 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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Deleted yahoo messenger message archive


Program Files \ Yahoo! \ Messenger \ Profiles...

Sep 18, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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Can i show my deleted archive in yahoo messenger?


If message history from your archive is already deleted, you can no longer restore them.

Sep 01, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Erase messenger chat conversations


(I changed my opinion of the best method for doing this in the middle of my post - read to the very end).

Open Yahoo Messenger (I am assuming you are using Version 9 (Beta). Click on the Contacts tab and go to Message archive. This will pull up all conversations, incl deleted offline messages from pornbots, etc. Right click each folder under the main "Messages" folder and delete them one by one. I tried deleting them in bulk, but this feature doesn't seen to be enabled yet - I would tell Yahoo that they need to improve on this feature when they finalize version 9.

Oops! correction: they did enable this feature (see below)
My method:
Open Yahoo Messenger. Click the "Messenger" tab. go to Preferences. Click on Archive. Click on "No, do not save any of my messages". Then click, "Clear archive now".

Yahoo's suggested method:
To turn off archiving of your instant messages:
1. Click History in the top-right part of the page.
2. Click Options in the upper right of the My History window.
3. Un-check “Enable Message History” in the dialog.
4. Click Done.

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Mar 17, 2008 | Yahoo YHT-630 System

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