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Hi! I have an yahoo mesenger and wonder if it;s possibel for me to have a recovery off my archive. i see there is some products out there but mostly they offer more than i need, Need only to see the adress and the old chats. My English is far from fluent so i ask for your recomend in this jungel off products.. best regards Bjorn Erik Haraldstad

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The archive for yahoo messenger installed on the computer is kept only on the computer 's hdd ..inside of the yahoo folder in a encrypted file....and if you reinstalled the yahoo messenger program the file is gone ..usually for good...but ...you can download one of the free recovery programs and try to recover that file ..and once recovered you can try to insert it again in the yahoo messenger folder for the archive ..and if it is not damaged it may be possible to be readable ...but !!!! the first impediment is that these files have strange names and if you do not know exactly the name of the file you will never be able to locate them ..and even if you open them you will read nothing cause they are readable only in yahoo messenger program and under your password ...being encoded...so ...I think you will not be able to do it ..unless you have a very strong reason to do it ..and you ask someone that really knows what to look for ..though ..in conclusion is not impossible even if you deleted them by reinstalling the computer ....In theory its possible ..but I , personally ....would not engage in searching the needle in the hay ....

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Mar 17, 2011

    by the way ..if you want to try ..the files from yahoo archive will be in DAT file format ..and will have n name ..a number in front up to 8 digits and the yahoo id after it .......and this way you will be able to recognize them in the files when you recover..

  • send_38 Mar 17, 2011

    hi again.
    you,r very hightech for me now (( , my computer skills are limmited. But thanks anyway .

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