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5 Responses to Windows Live Messenger New Version Prompt Is *Skype*

  1. Winston says:

    @Gaylene,
    1. This blog nor the writer/editor of this blog is not affiliated with Microsoft thus if you wish to provide feedback on Skype your efforts would be better suited in the Skype Community forum – http://community.skype.com/
    2. In the meantime for the details on the Skype outage see this article – http://goo.gl/xFiKO

    For other Windows Live related problems support is available for Windows Live in the Microsoft Answers forums
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive

  2. Winston says:

    @Patricia,
    By default unless changed by the user received pictures/vidoes are stored in
    C:\Users\\Documents\My Received Files\

    Sent files (pictures/videos) should still be present in the original location that they were previously saved (e.g. My Pictures folder)

    Messenger stored other data files (only capable to be used by Messenger but not Skype) in a folder called ObjectStore.
    – These data files will remain after upgrading to Skype but no longer usable since only Messenger could access them
    C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Messenger\\ObjectStore

    Messenger History files (i.e. records of previous conversations if history/conversation saving was enabled) are stored as *.xml files and by default (if not changed by the user) in:
    C:\Users\\Documents\My Received Files\ [where xxxxxxxxxxx is a randomly generated number]. Windows is still capable of opening xml files, Skype is not.

    For support and feedback on Skype or Messenger you’ll have to use the appropriate methods
    Skype – https://support.skype.com
    Windows Live Messenger – http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/messenger

  3. Winston says:

    @mark
    Installing Skype by design uninstalls Windows Live Messenger. Shortcuts to Windows Live Messenger will no longer be functional. Use of Windows Live Messenger is no longer possible since access to the backend server (logon) has been discontinued.
    For support and feedback on Skype or Messenger you’ll have to use the appropriate methods
    Skype – https://support.skype.com
    Windows Live Messenger – http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/messenger

  4. Winston says:

    Windows Live Messenger product has been discontinued.
    For support and feedback on Skype or Messenger you’ll have to use the appropriate methods
    Skype – https://support.skype.com
    Windows Live Messenger – http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/messenger

  5. gaylene says:

    i do agree with you on this one why cant they just leave it. it was easy to use…

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