display picture dissapeared, cannot change display picture

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by gtrofin, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. gtrofin

    gtrofin Guest

    I had a display picture on my msn messenger page, I updated to msn live
    messenger (after being more or less forced to do so). At some point today my
    picture dissapeared and I was not able to put it back. All what I see in
    Change display picture are choices for dynamic pictures galleries and no
    regular pictures that I could choose from. When I chose an image and click OK
    a dialog box is informing me that is an invalid image file regardless of what
    file I'm choosing, I give up after trying some 20. I cannot say whether
    Microsoft is trying to forcing us into getting an account with a bloatware
    gallery provider (read : the dynamic picture gallery providers) or simply
    undertested, business driven Live Messenger is full of bugs...
     
    gtrofin, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. Greetings,

    Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Messenger (8.1)? If not, grab the latest
    here:
    http://get.live.com/messenger/overview

    This should at least re-generate your display pictures due to the new storage format.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    Associate Expert
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2007 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Mar 22, 2007
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  3. gtrofin

    gtrofin Guest

    I'm already using 8.1. My guess is somehow the picture storage got corrupt in
    a manner the Windows Live Installer cannot arrange. I've uselessly tried to
    uninstall/delete all MSN related folders/reinstalll Windows Live but with the
    same result. I guess I will just give up ...
     
    gtrofin, Mar 23, 2007
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