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I have Yahoo messenger and have checked the appropriate box to save all my messages into an archive. These have been saving perfectly for several days. When I logged into the archive today my saved messages have disappeared. Some of them were important. Why did this happen and is there any way to retrieve them.

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Hello

The archived messages is saved here.

C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles, on your Windows computer.

Your "Profiles" folder contains your complete Message Archive.

If you have deleted it, you will need to recover it using recovery software. If the messages is still in the default folder, you will be able to view it using a text editor.

Hope this can be of help.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

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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
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Apr 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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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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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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Hy i hv problm on yahoo messanger i cant see sent/recived messages in yahoo chat window i hv window 7


Hi,

Before we can determine what happen to your sent/received messaged, We have to check your archive preferences. If you haven't set this up before chances are your old send/receive messages are deleted once you logged off from yahoo messenger.

First Step, go to Messenger Menu -> Preferences->Archive. Make sure the option Save all messages is ticked. If not, this means you old messages are gone and please tick it on.

Second Step, if your Archive Preferences option is save all messages then Select the contact you wish to view the old messages.

Third Step, Press F3 or Click the recent messages. Once you click F3, you will see on top of message window option to view the full archive. Click it and window will pop open. Select the date of the archive you wish to view.

Jan 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My yahoo id is latha2655@yahoo.com. I need to access a "yahoo messenger chat" I had with a friend on 19th, 21st, 22nd and 24th of April 2008. I did not know how to save it. Can you please help...


Hi,
Welcome to Fixya Support
I am Michelle, and i will be assisting you regarding the issue

First of all i would like to inform you that chat conversations are not saved on the ayhho server. In case you have enabled archives then the messages would get saved on your computer.
To check the same follow the below steps:
Go to messenger ...preferences... archives, enable this feature, click okay.
To save future messages, mark "yes, save all of my messages", click "apply" and "ok".
The messages are usually saved at the below path:
C\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles

In case the above fails you may give a try at using the Yahoo Messenger Chat Recovery Tool
http://www.download3000.com/download_26680.html

If both the above fail then there is hardly a chance that the chat history could be retrieved

Feel free to ask in case you have any queries

If the information i shared above was useful please do rate the solution as Fixya.

To read archived messages right-click the user ID, click message archive.

Nov 25, 2010 | 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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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 want my all chat logs history of yahoo ID till date please its urgent. This is to be done through yahoo server only i know..but how? help me please...please


If you ope up your chatting page, on the conversation box, see on the upper left corner the conversation tab, then choose "save as" or "save"
that it, just rename your folder on the date of your chat atleast ou are guided

Nov 01, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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I need to retrieve my chat archives from yahoo mail.


Im sorry to say but, you cant retrieve your chat archives from yahoo mail. but you can only retrieve it in Yahoo Messenger.

In order to set the settings in Yahoo Messenger so that you can retrieve the chat archives for future reference,

First..
go to messenger > preferences > Archive > and choose Yes, save all of my messages.

This sets your yahoo messenger application to save all your chat messages even when you logout or close the application.

If you want to retrieve your chat archives, click the View Archive button


:) well i hope this solves your problem..

Aug 26, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Im unable to open yahoo messenger. i wanted to uninstall and then reinstall but it wouldn't uninstall. i get a message 'not responding'.


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

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