Yahoo Messenger Problem

By dajohi ยท 6 replies
Oct 24, 2005
  1. I'm using Yahoo Messenger w/Voice version on Windows XP Pro Vers. 2002 SP2. Everything on Yahoo Messenger works 'except' I can not share a picture in my display image. I 'can' share yahoo Avastar but not a pic.

    I've tried: 1) Messenger, 2) My Display Image (the 'don't share' box is checkec), 3) changed the select to 'Share my Pic', 4) selected a picture and select OK. BUT messenger does not save the selection. It goes back to don't share. I also tried to change the selection through the other methods recommended by Yahoo but get the same results. If I select Share My Pic it will not save that selection and goes to don't share. HOWEVER, if I select 'Share my Avatar' Messenger will save that.

    Yahoo tells me to uninstall and reinstall Messenger - which I have done twice. But I get the same results.

    Any ideas what can be cause this and how to fix?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Uninstall Messenger and all the rest of Yahoo bloatware, delete all the relevant folders (from both "Program Files" and "Documents and Settings"), delete all Yahoo related registry keys. Reinstall.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I know of several people who are having the exact same problem with the new Yahoo messenger. Not to mention other issues.

    It would appear that there are several bugs in the programme.

    Yahoo will most likely release an update at some stage.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. dajohi

    dajohi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled messenger 3 times now. Deleted all yahoo folders, deleted all yahoo keys in the registry and still have the same problem :knock:
  5. vikester

    vikester TS Rookie

    Same Exact Problem!!

    JUST the way you described it! I have actually tried to completely uninstall (including deleting the yahoo folder) and reinstall THREE times! And still, when I try to change the pic, it just keeps defaulting to Do Not Share, and it won't let me change. Like you I can also do the avatar fine...what is up Yahoo??

  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    All your personal stuff is kept in the Yahoo folder in your user profile (under Documents and Settings/<username>). Did you delete the Yahoo folder from there too?
  7. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    ive had a problem old yahoo messenger downloads and get an old version
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