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where are my pictures stored

L
#1
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 Computer

J

Jonathan Kay [MVP]

#2
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
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> 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 Computer

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