to open .dat file

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  1. er_gurpreet

    er_gurpreet New Member

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    Dear all

    I am unable to view the archive files of yahoo messenger as they are in .dat format. How can i read the content?

    Pls help

    thanks

    gsr
     
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    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Can't they be opened with yahoo messenger itself? AFAICR, it is possible to see them using yahoo messenger itself.
     
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    Yahoo message archive decoder (suggested by Vishal) works pretty well
    Just that it doesnt show email addresses and phone no.
    it shows the rest of conversation.

    Lesson: never share you "C:\" drive over network .. ppl might get hold of your yahoo archive and drool over your personal matters. I've seen it happen
    (or disable archiving .. whatever)

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