How to Delete Chat History on MSN

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How to Delete Chat History on MSN
Computer users may feel the need to delete chat history. (woman working on laptop #11 image by Adam Borkowski from

MSN Messenger is a free instant messenger tool. The program allows a computer user to connect to another computer user in a live conversation. The program also allows file, picture and multimedia sharing. Conversations or chats are saved as chat histories. The saved logs open in word processing software and the entire saved conversation can be read by anyone on the computer. MSN Messenger users may feel the need to delete or stop chat history from saving, especially if they wish to protect their privacy or are sharing a computer with other people.

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    Delete Chat History Logs

  1. 1

    Click on "Start" and then click on "My Documents." Look for "Documents" if you are on Windows Vista or 7.

  2. 2

    Double-click on the "My Received Files." You will see a list of MSN Messenger usernames. Only one username will be listed if no one else accesses MSN with your computer.

  3. 3

    Double-click on the folder with the MSN Messenger username that you are using.

  4. 4

    Double-click on the "History" folder.

  5. 5

    Right-click on the chat log you wish to delete. Chat logs will be saved using the username of the MSN Messenger individual you were chatting with.

  6. 6

    Select "Delete" from the menu.

  7. 7

    Close out the window display.

    Stop MSN From Saving Chat History

  1. 1

    Open up your MSN Messenger.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Tools" icon.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Options" tab.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Messages" tab.

  5. 5

    Remove the check mark next to "Automatically keep a history of my conversations." Click on "OK" to confirm your changes.

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