How to the View Deleted Chat History in Yahoo Messenger

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How to the View Deleted Chat History in Yahoo Messenger
Chat history that has been deleted can be recovered. (computer image by blaine stiger from

The Windows operating system saves deleted files in the Recycle Bin. Deleted chat history in Yahoo Messenger can be recovered from the Recycle Bin and opened in Yahoo Messenger software. Chat history files are logs of each conversation a user has over Instant Messenger. Applications such as Yahoo Messenger allow a user to log conversations, so you can refer back to the text.

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    Double-click the Recycle Bin icon on the Windows desktop. This opens the Recycle Bin and lists all the files deleted on the system. Right-click the chat log file to be viewed and select "Restore." Chat log files are given the same name as the user with whom you chatted. This process also automatically restores the file to the Yahoo chat log directory.

  2. 2

    Open the Yahoo Instant Messenger application. Right-click the user you want to review and select "View Message History." This opens a new window.

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    Click "View More History" in the opened dialogue box. This opens a list of dates when you chatted with the selected user.

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    Double-click the date to be viewed. This opens a window at the bottom of the log history that shows your chat conversation.

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