Where to find Windows Live Messenger emoticons

This is the directory or folder where MSN or Windows Live Messenger custom emoticons are located:

For Windows XP:

C:Documents and Settings [Your user name] Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftMessenger [Your Live ID] ObjectStoreCustomEmoticons

For Windows Vista or Windows 7:

C:Users [Your user name] AppDataLocalMicrosoftMessenger [Your Live ID] CustomEmoticons

In my case (email removed), it is found in “C:Users kahwee AppData Local Microsoft Messenger something@example.com ObjectStore CustomEmoticons”.

For Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)’s Microsoft Messenger:

/Users/ [Your user name] /Documents/Microsoft User Data/Microsoft Messenger Data/ [Your Live ID] /ObjectStore/CustomEmoticons

In my case, it is found in “/Users /kahwee /Documents /Microsoft User Data /Microsoft Messenger Data /something@example.com /ObjectStore /CustomEmoticons”

You can backup your custom emoticons by copying the directory to your flash drive or something. As far as I know, you cannot transfer Mac OS X’s Microsoft Messenger custom emoticons to your Windows’ Live Messenger and vice versa.

How to backup Messenger emoticons to Dropbox

This works for Windows Vista and Windows 7. It creates a backup of all the Windows Live Messenger (or MSN Messenger) emoticons and display pictures to your Dropbox folder.

[code lang=”bash”]mklink /D C:UsersKahWeeDocumentsDropboxFolderSettingsObjectStore
C:UsersKahWeeAppDataLocalMicrosoftMessengerObjectStore[/code]

Note the syntax, unless your name is “KahWee”, your user directory is likely different. This updates Dropbox should there be any change to your ObjectStore folder.

Using this method you can also sync folders that are not within the Dropbox folder.

Don’t leave your laptop unattended

One thing I learnt from Ridzuan’s potluck party is that you should never leave your laptop unattended. If you do so, you’ll return finding you declared yourself a new lover in Windows Live Messenger, a change in your sexual orientation in Facebook and a Plurk exclaiming some guy’s pretty hot.

I played this game called Fluxx and that was the hardest card game I ever touched. I guess I don’t like games that need brains, prefer stupid good games. I left his place at 1 a.m. with the others still playing games. Really tired and there’s school the following day. The potluck’s awesome.

It is April Fools’ Day

I didn’t know it’s April Fools’ Day until…

Conversation at 1:45 AM

Wynn: not sleeping ar?
Wynn: tmr got class leh
KahWee: got what class leh
KahWee: got meh
Wynn: ya
Wynn: 9am
KahWee: oh… is it
KahWee: what class is that
Wynn: 108
KahWee: huh
KahWee: really ar
Wynn: april fool
Wynn:
KahWee:

108 is one of the modules I take at school. So fast and it’s April 1st already. Time really flies. April Fools’ a good day to check out the web. Companies like Google always have something prepared for you – typically making some bogus announcement. Some of the not-too-funny April Fools’ pranks include: Continue reading “It is April Fools’ Day”