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how can I see my past conversations in hotmail messanger, I

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how can I see my past conversations in hotmail messanger, I don't have the tabs options, chat history in my hotmail account.
Is jus the regular hot mail and I acces messanger from there, but now I need to see the past conversations I hade.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Joseph replied 4 years ago.

Joseph :

Hello

Joseph :

Right click on a person in the list and select View - > Message history

Joseph :

Let me know if you don't have that option.

Joseph :

If that didn't happend

Joseph :

Open MSN and click on the drop down menu labelled ‘Tools’. Click on ‘Options…’


On the left there should be a menu bar. Click on ‘Messages’.


Down where it says ‘Message History’ make sure the checkbox next to ‘Automatically keep a history of my conversations’ is checked. If not, it you will be unable to retrieve past conversations.


Next, click in the white box under where it says ‘Save my conversations in this folder’.This box should contain something along the lines of ‘C:Documents And Settingsetc. Highlight all the text within this box, and press Ctrl+C.


Open up My Documents. Click inside the address bar (it should say ‘My Documents’.) Delete the text within the address bar and press Ctrl+V. Then press enter.

Joseph :

You should now be in a folder containing all your conversations.

Joseph :

Easiest way to find the conversation you want will be to press Ctrl+F. Click ‘All files and folders’. Then type in the first part of the email address of the bullies. (For example, if the address wasXXX@XXXXXX.XXX, search just for the word ‘example’)

Customer:

I don't have those option in my email page

Customer:

I use defirent computer to do the chat that im looking for.

Joseph :

Are you using your Browser to chat with people ?

Joseph :

Browser :Internet explorer or Firefox etc

Customer:

well i'm not a computer person, I use the browser they have, I don't know witch one.

Customer:

mous likely internet explorer

Joseph :

Okay.

Joseph :

Let me check. Give me a minute.

Customer:

In mi email I only have this ;

Joseph :

Yes. I am checking.

Customer:

windows live, hotmail, messanger, photos, MSN and in the rigth side my name and under profile/closse.

Joseph :

Click on Messenger

Joseph :

Let it load.

Joseph :

Mouse over the Messenger option

Joseph :

It will show all the contacts available.

Customer:

I did, my contacts pop out, profile and last option add friend.

Joseph :

Click on contacts option

Joseph :

Is it loading Contacts

Customer:

yes

Customer:

I have 12 contacts

Customer:

before I try opening a contact then R clik on it and litle window pop out

Customer:

but no history of last conversation

Joseph :

Select a contact and see what are the options in the left side

Customer:

it say send (IM), send a message,

Customer:

joseph I have to leave, it is any way to contact by phone, or please leave step by step guide to do it please.

Customer:

what is you email. so I can refer to it later

Joseph :

We are not supposed to give personal data

Joseph :

I will keep posting you

Joseph :

you can check when you get time.

Customer:

by my email?

Customer:

or where

Joseph :

No personal data. Mail or phone.

Joseph :

I will post in this page itself.

Joseph :

You will get mail.

Customer:

ok , what are the next steps. to chek those conversations

Customer:

I tell you what I try in the past.

Joseph :

Book mark this page so you can comeback to me.

Customer:

how can I forwarded to my home computer?

Joseph :

Copy the web address of this page and mail it.

Joseph :

If you open this page after logging in, you can see all the conversation.

Customer:

where I get the adress of this page

Joseph :

http://www.justanswer.com/questions/48bjv-how-can-i-see-my-past-conversations-in-hotmail-messanger-i

Joseph :

That's the address

Customer:

you know, I'm not a computer guy

Joseph :

http://www.justanswer.com/questions/48bjv-how-can-i-see-my-past-conversations-in-hotmail-messanger-i

Joseph :

save the line i send. and mail.

Joseph :

Its possible to save chat in windows live messenger - windows application.

Joseph :

Its not possible to view the chat history if you are using a browser. you can view the chat or save the chat if you have windows live messenger windows application.

Customer:

Hoe do I know if I'm using windows life or messanger?

Customer:

When I chat I only use messanger. aren't they the same.

Customer:

So it is no way to see my past conversation in messanger?

Customer:

Please reply.

Customer:

This is what I do:

Customer:

open messanger then, my contacts will load up, I click in the contact that I want to chat and goes from there.

Customer:

Now how I do to see past conversations with this contact, I set up my messanger to save chat.

Customer:

I use diferent computers to chat.

Customer:

I thougth messanger save somewhere you chat history.

Customer:

Is this going to show all my past conversations?

Customer:

Or only is going tom apply to the newest.

Customer:

either if I use diferent computers?

Customer:

Remember that I look for past conversations

Joseph :

will be applied to only the new chats

Joseph :

It will be saved on your computer itself.

Customer:

So no way to see my chat history in messanger

Customer:

are windows live and messanger the same?

Joseph :

The windows live messenger windows program and the one you are seeing the Hotmail are the same

Customer:

BUt, if I use diffrent computers to chat how I can see the history.

Joseph :

As per the software, its not possible. History can be viewed only for that particulaar computer same as the Skype application.

Customer:

I been tool by friend that is a way to see it from the messanger i have.

Customer:

means MSN doesn't store nothing in my account.

Joseph :

Not in server

Customer:

well I will ask my friend again, then I let you know.

Customer:

will keep in touch.

Joseph :

If you want to see chat history, the one mail supports history is google.

Customer:

thanks.

Joseph :

You can use Gmail- google mail

Joseph :

They have a smart chat history.

Customer:

No point a this time if I want to see my past conversations. in messanger.

Joseph :

yea thats right.

Customer:

it should be a way, let me ask my frien again, he is a computer savy.

Joseph :

okay, Sure

Customer:

Can you ask some of the other IT techs.

Customer:

It is really important for me to recall some of my past conversation with one of my contacts.

Joseph :

I will opt out and assign another expert.

Customer:

Maybe some software to recover that data.

Customer:

NEED HELP

Joseph :

okay

Customer:

Joseph.

Customer:

I wasn't able to get in touch with my frien who axilly show me how to check the past conversation in email chat through messanger.

Customer:

I going to wait for him, inn the mean time I'm going to keep searching.

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX time; but, didn't solve my problem.

Customer:

I will come back to this page to keep you post it. OK

Customer:

Now if you can ask to some of the other tech, maybe they know that way to see it.

Customer:

Thank you again.


























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