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where are my pictures stored

  1. #1


    Lear Guest

    where are my pictures stored

    hi,
    msn messenger is now windows live messenger
    but i cant seem to find my display pictures on my computer
    they appear when i go to messenger under
    tools
    options
    change my picture
    i see them
    but
    where are the display pictures stored on my computer?
    thanx so much

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  2. #2


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: where are my pictures stored

    Greetings Lear,

    In XP, you'll find them here:
    \Documents and Settings\username\Local
    Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Messenger\LiveID\ObjectStore\UserTile.

    In Vista:
    \Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Messenger\LiveID\ObjectStore\UserTile

    Where username is your Windows username and LiveID is your Windows Live ID/Passport e-mail
    address.

    Additionally, some of these folders will be hidden by default, to see them simply press the
    Alt key on the keyboard in any Windows Explorer window to bring up the toolbar, click Tools,
    then Folder Options, then the View tab, and then choose 'Show hidden files and folders'.
    After click OK, they should appear with the other folders.

    The images are the .dt2 files and are PNGs. To see what they are, just drag each file from
    explorer into Internet Explorer and it should render there if you're looking for a specific
    one. You can then copy and rename them as you wish.

    Finally, all these paths and options will be localized in whatever language your Windows
    version is in, my apologies in advance for only giving the English paths.

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    "Lear" <Lear@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E88D7BB0-0AEC-498A-80D3-9ECDE3B6B0C3@xxxxxx

    > hi,
    > msn messenger is now windows live messenger
    > but i cant seem to find my display pictures on my computer
    > they appear when i go to messenger under
    > tools
    > options
    > change my picture
    > i see them
    > but
    > where are the display pictures stored on my computer?
    > thanx so much


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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