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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

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Posted:Hi Everyone,

I jus insalled the new MSN live and it deleted all my contacts frown the previous MSN didn' do that when I updated, so I foolishly had no back-up.

a few people I DO have e-mail for BUT many have been random addiions I know and love. if you can peeps PLEASE re-add me to your contacts. if you knew me you'll have my e-mail. its in the MSN contacts list.

and my advice

BACK-UP BEFORE INStALLING NEW MSN LIVE
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Mr Majestik
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Posted:awww sorry to hear that.

at least now you get to findout who loves you by adding you again! biggrin failing that they should still have you as a contact, so they'll try to talk to you and it *should* automatically add them, i *think* .


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artindoril


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Posted:It seems to be msn live that's playing up, cos if you go onto webmessenger then all your contacts will still be there.

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

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Posted:I went into my hotmail and names had been deleted making contacts inviable... I have resolved the problem now *phew*



(i know very little about computers ubblol )



put all names in and ticked messanger box again and now they all work



saving contacts as i speak



think some are still missing as only showing 23 contacts and all offline so online people aren't showing up.... i hope.

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FireByNite
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Posted:*couple of hints for live messenger*



1) if contacts arent showing up properly, click on arrows and select *sort by status* - that worked for me



2) do NOT delete msn messenger before you download live



mine was playing up eg signing me in when i signed out (wtf)

and I found that system restore back to prior installation, then copying msn files into another folder, then reinstalling worked. having the msn files still there seems to have some sort of effect?? i dont know why



bloddy windows crapangry - looks like a ew people are having all sorts of different issues with it


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

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Posted:um, you were on my list.. werent you?

well, my emails in my profile smile

cheers, pete hug


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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:Mine just take between 2 and 5 attempts at logging in. But it's done that for a while now, so i just put up with it...

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:ooh mynci, my email's on my profile too, i'll chat to you! biggrin

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:oooh... thanks for the heads up about hte messenger problems...

I`ll bear this all in mind when (if) I update mine

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Mr_Chutney
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Posted:You can export all your contacts I think ( you used to be able to) so if you have a problem you should therefore be able to import your contacts from the file you exported MSN?

Whats so good about MSN live anyway? Other than chatting to people on Yahoo, it seems much the same to me


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FireByNite
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Posted:i think the main difference is that you can send a message to people even if you're "appearing offline", thats about all I've noticed anyway

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

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Posted:i'm puter stupid...is msn messenger the same as msn live? cause i have live

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