Yes, the format hasn't changed. However, at no time will the objectstore be removed by
Microsoft by uninstalling or reinstalling Messenger. So, there's no need to back up and
restore these just in doing these maintenance tasks.
You can also move these from machine to machine but not account (Live ID) to account (Live
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"Larry Reyome" <LReyome25@xxxxxx(nosubmittojunk)> wrote in message
> I was fooling around with my folders when I uninstalled 8.5 and put in the
> new beta and I happened to come across where the Sharing Folders are stored,
> so by a hunch, I backed up that whole directory, which included my custom
> emotes. When I installed the beta, and restored that directory, I got my
> custom emotes back, and they DO work in the new beta. So for those who cant
> get their old custom emotes back and working, make sure you back up the
> following directory before uninstall of 8.5:
> XP Home/Pro: "C:\Documents and Settings\<your_name>\Local
> Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Messenger\<your_msn_email>"
> Vista: No Clue, as I dont use Vista, but Im sure the Vista version of the
> directory is close to similar
> Any problems caused by software made by leading manufacturers is always the
> users fault, never the manufacturer. That's the real world of computer
> software manufacturers, deal with it.