WLM V 8.5.132.1018 added custom emoticons but not showing on XP

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Djquilk, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Djquilk

    Djquilk Guest

    Hi I have version 8.5.132.1018 of WLM on Windows XP and I did a backup of my
    Custom emoticons on a USB key named (). Within
    that folder I have Emoticons where I have over 300 GIF files. I have followed
    all instructions and put them in the following path.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Brian-H6524\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Messenger\\ObjectStore\CustomEmoticons

    After installing all emoticons, I have tried to uninstall & reinstall shut
    down the PC.

    I still don't see any of my emoticons within WLM. Can anyone help me and
    tell me what to do?
     
    Djquilk, Dec 15, 2008
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  2. Greetings,

    Just to be clear, did you _just_ copy over the GIF files? If so, what goes in this folder
    are actually .id2 (metadata) and .dt2 (gif/png) files and just putting the images there won't
    work.

    If they are the .id2/.dt2 files, then make sure that it's the exact same Windows Live ID that
    you're using.
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Dec 15, 2008
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  3. Jonathan Yaniv, Dec 15, 2008
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  4. Djquilk

    Djquilk Guest

    Hi Jonathan,

    I copied all the old GIF/PNG files. In this file there was 1 .id2
    & .dt2 files included which I also transfered to the custom emoticons folder.
    As far as the same exact Windows live ID is the same username, but not the
    same version. And how would I be able to tell which version I was previously
    working?

    Sincerely
    Brian K.
     
    Djquilk, Dec 19, 2008
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  5. Hi Brian,

    Well actually there's no version where the GIF/PNGs were just accepted like this, the older
    versions just didn't allow you to transfer them to another PC at all and used another format.
    I think you may have just copied the wrong folder. If you don't have that many, just move
    your GIF/PNGs somewhere else (say to a new folder within My Pictures) and manually add them
    as you need them.
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Dec 20, 2008
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