Retrieving MSN Messenger Converstaions

Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2005 05:19 pm
Hey, I had a conversation with a friend last week that I want to retrieve... is there anyway I can retrieve this conversation? or is it impossible? thanks
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Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2005 06:04 pm
Well, MSN keeps a copy of everything, but they don't offer a way for you to retrieve it, nor would they do it for you unless you ponied up some big bucks.
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Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2005 06:11 pm
If you are using Messenger on a Windows box, Log in, go to (on the menu bar) Tools, Options. Under the Messages tab there should be a section called Message History (at least in version 6.2).

In this section it should show you 1) if you have auto-save on, and 2) if you have it on, to where the conversations are being saved. If you don't have auto-save on, then your conversation probably wasn't saved. If it was, you can return to your Messenger contact list (close options screen), and click on File, Open Message History... From here you can click on the person with whom you were talking and find the conversation.

Maybe on other versions you might need to go to File, Open and search for your conversation in the location specified in the Options screen, but I forget.

I hope this helps Smile
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Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2005 06:26 pm
Cool, but when I tried it I had no message history for any of my contacts.
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Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2005 07:51 pm
Do you have the option turned on to save all your conversations automatically?
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