reading messenger xml files -- how to? RRS feed

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  • using v9, the latest. i can read my message history fine using the messenger program. however i have some older message files that i saved and i do not have the contacts any more so i cannot open them with messenger itself, no one to click on.

    any other program i have may open them but it's a mess and they are unreadable. so question:

    how do i open those xml  files without using messenger itself? 
    Monday, February 23, 2009 8:04 AM

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    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Monday, February 23, 2009 2:26 PM
  • bardos,

    You should be able to simply open them in Inernet Explorer or any other XML capable browser.


    Windows OneCare Forum Moderator
    Monday, February 23, 2009 9:12 PM