MSN Messenger emoticons

  the1andonlyplug 14:17 03 Jul 2007
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Does anyone know where the emoticons are stored for MSN Messenger?? I've been trying to find them to copy to disc so I don't lose them all when I need to do a re-install, thanks in advance, Paul.

  recap 15:36 03 Jul 2007

I think they are stored with MSN and not on your computer.

  the1andonlyplug 16:22 03 Jul 2007

Hi recap, I don't think they're stored on MSN, if they were, they'd all still be there after I did a restore, all I have is the few basic ones and not the ones I got from other people. :-)

  dogbreath1 17:35 03 Jul 2007

"First of all sign out of Messenger and open Windows Explorer and navigate to tools \folder options \view - in the advanced settings box uncheck hide extensions for known file types - after doing this go to C:\documents and settings \your user name \application data\microsoft\msn messenger -
there will be several folders named with numbers - these numbers are associated with the different email accounts users have logged into messenger using that pc - locate the folder associated with your email id (usually it is the first folder)and inside you will find a folder named custom emotions - you'll see it contains files with .dat extensions - you can view these files using internet explorer - now right click and save it."

I found this elsewhere. Hope it helps.

  the1andonlyplug 23:16 03 Jul 2007

Many thanks Dogbreath, i'll try it later and let you know if it works... ;-)

  the1andonlyplug 18:54 04 Jul 2007

Cheers for that one...it worked fine, all sorted now. Paul.

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