Help....How can i recover lost chat messages?

@cheenlly (3483)
Philippines
April 12, 2009 9:04am CST
Hi mylotters, need some help here. My PC stop functioning since Friday and it wouldn't restart. I was able to got it fix and reformatted it today. I had re-installed all the programs including Yahoo messenger. Now my problem was that i couldn't able to retrieve the save chat messages there. It really makes me feel sad and frustrating as i really needed that chat scripts. It is very important to me and to my fiance as we need it as our supporting documents for the visa. I hate to think that it will be gone forever. Is there anyone here knows how to retrieve it or does anybody here experience the same? Can i possibly retrieve it? Please help. I will appreciate any helpful response. Thanks
1 person likes this
2 responses
@anaphy (113)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
i do not think that it's possible. you have reformatted, right? and i do not think that some softwares that claim to recover files even after reformatting can do that since Yahoo! Messenger stores saved conversations as .dat files, and the only time you can get them readable is when you open up your archives and save them as text. I'm afraid you have to procure those vital information again.
1 person likes this
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
Hi anaphy, yes i reformatted it. Oh it is very sad to hear that its not possible but i am still hoping even just very little possibility. Sorry for being slow here but how do you mean procure?
@anaphy (113)
• Philippines
14 Apr 09
procure means to produce or something like that. you'll just have to get it again, or is it not possible anymore?
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
12 Apr 09
Though I have not met such situation, I think this is not at all problem. All the chat message will be saved in the main server of the messenger only and not within our system and it is also independent of the system we are using. You can retrieve it anywhere, your messages as like our mails.If you have copied and saved the message in your system, then it may not be possible to get back. Try to recover them and all the best.
1 person likes this
@anaphy (113)
• Philippines
14 Apr 09
no, yahoo messenger offers only three choices about saving messages: save messages, but clear them after signing out, save them TO THE COMPUTER, or do not save at all.