Sometime you wanna transfer your Messages Archive History of Yahoo Messenger to another computer and you wanna view and read all you past conversations that you had done from there. For example you just bought a new computer that runs using Windows 7 or Windows Vista Operating System and you found a trouble when you try to move your old Message Archive (for example your older Laptop / PC use Windows XP). Here are some steps and understandings that you should know. At this case we use Yahoo Messenger Version 10 (this tricks supposed to be works in older version, such as Yahoo Messenger 9.0 or even in the latest Version of Yahoo Messenger 11)
Find Location of Yahoo Messenger Message Archive on Windows XP
In Windows XP, the Location of Message Archive of Yahoo Messenger 10, it supposed to be in this folder: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles\
You need to copy paste the yahoo_username folder that consist both of those folder and its files (.dat files). You can zipped or just leave it like that.
If you want to transfer to another Computer or Laptop / Notebook/ Netbook/ that ALSO USES WINDOWS XP, all you had to do just copy past the folder to others computer in the “same location path” just like what we said above. How about if you wanna move / transfer to other Computer that used difference Windows Version such as Windows Vista or Windows 7?
Location of Yahoo Messenger Archive Message in Windows Vista and Windows 7
The Location of YM Archive in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is also means that you can back up and save all the Message Archive from there or you can transfer others YM Message Archive that you had to these Location.
First, you had to make sure that you are in “administrator level” on your Windows 7 / Vista. Then you need to set the folder option to be able to view for hidden files, folders, and drive. Open your Windows Explorer in Vista or 7 >> Organize >> Folder and search Option >> Tab View >> Check “Show hidden file, folders and drives” >> Click OK / Apply
Then you should go to this following folder:
Done! What you should do now?
Tips Tricks: Moving or Creating Back up Yahoo Messenger 10 /11 Message Archive Tutorial
If you want to move you old Message Archive (from windows XP for example) just copy paste the folder that you already had, to the new location of Message Archive of YM in Windows Vista or Windows 7 (see the tutorial above).
Close the Windows Explorer, runs your Yahoo Messenger with your username and password login, now you can view all Message Archive that you had done via Contacts >> Message Archive
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