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.

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