Dave, someone sent me pics while we were in yim, uh, yahoo messenger. I viewed the pics while I was talking to her. Today I tried to find them and I couldn’t. I assume they are in my C drive somewhere. Can u help me find them?
This is a bit of a puzzling question, because according to the Yahoo! Messenger help documentation, you can’t receive a file – or picture – without authorizing the download, and to do that you need to specify a location where the image should be saved.
Here are the steps required to send a file:
- Click the Send File icon located on the IM window toolbar or right-click the contact in your Messenger List and select Send a File.
- A new window called Send a File… will open.
- Click the Browse button.
- Locate and select the file that you wish to send.
- Click the Send button.
Here are the steps that you should have gone through to receive the picture file or files:
- A window called Receive File From will pop up.
- Click the Download button.
- Select where you want to download the file.
- Click the Save button.
If you’ve done those steps, then you should be able to find the file on your computer based on where you saved it. If you don’t remember, but recall the name of the file (or a fragment of the name) then use Start -> Find -> Files or Programs and enter that fragment. Then sort the results by most-recent to least-recent and your new pictures should be on top.
If the images you received were integrated into the actual chat session — and I don’t know if you can do that because I don’t use Yahoo’s YIM client — then they’d be saved in one of the many cache files on your computer and I don’t have any great suggestions on how to find them. Sorry.
Of course, “plan b” is just to ask your friend to send you the pictures again!