Weird -- System Restore shouldn't affect your custom emoticons (and I use SR regularly
You'll find the files here on XP:
\Documents and Settings\username\Local
and on Vista:
Where username is your Windows username and LiveID is your Windows Live ID 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.
If you're using a version of Vista with Previous Versions (Ultimate, Business), you could
just right-click the CustomEmoticons folder, choose the Previous Versions tab and restore an
earlier version to before the restore. Although you may want to take a peek to see what's
going on in there.
Note that you can't just copy these files between users on the same PC, emoticons are only
transferable to the same account (Live ID), although it can be any PC. So you can use two
PCs and be sign into the same account on both and copy your folder over without a problem.
But if it's a different account, copying it won't do anything.
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"Ryan" <Ryan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hi there, I have asked this question quite some time ago, but never thought
> to save the conversation.
> I have just recently done a 'system restore' and lost the use of all my
> custom emoticons. Where have they gone? Are they still here somewhere?
> Also, where do they get stored? I originally asked a similar question
> relating to this in regards to copying the folder to use on multiple accounts
> on the same PC.
> Thanks again,
> Ryan :-)