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MSN MESSENGER 8 Loss of Contacts

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by glaze, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. glaze

    glaze Thread Starter

    Jun 3, 2005
    I have roughly 178 contacts added through MSN Messenger 7.5. They appear coorectly in web messenger however only about 28 appear in Windows Live Messenger. I use a gmail account with a .NET passport, however I don't do anything with my contacts in gmail. Any help/suggestions greatly appreciate, thanks.
  2. DarqueMist


    Jan 16, 2001
    I've been getting this message since yesterday
    "Due to a connection problem, changes you make might not be applied to other computers you use"
    Since I let messenger cache itself on my computer instead of only online my contacts stay and I can still message them. If I didn't I would probably be suffering the same fate as you. After doing some searching I kind of think MSN is having some server issues (possibly related to the coming Yahoo integration). Heres a link you may find interesting reading and after come to the same conclusion as me .... wait it out and things will return to normal.

    Current problems with Windows Live Messenger

    I think if you try to use the web messenger or the plain old windows messenger (that comes with winXP) you'll find all your contacts are still there
  3. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    i installed live today and it did not recognise any of my contacts from MSN 7.5 but did add various unwanted email contacts
    So i restored back to before I installed live - so waiting to see if they fix this issue before upgrading
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