How to get the old sounds back

This article describes how to recover the older Yahoo Messenger sounds.


  1. Download our zip file containing the old sound files.
  2. Open My Computer on your desktop, or Computer on your Start menu.
  3. Navigate to the following path:

C:\Program Files\Yahoo\Messenger\Media

  1. Extract the contents of the zip file into the "Media" folder.
  2. Sign in to Yahoo Messenger.
  3. Click Messenger menu | Preferences.
  4. Select the Alerts & Sounds category.
  5. Select an item under "Alert me when."
  6. Click the Browse button to select a sound file.
  7. Click Apply and OK.

  • If you're running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to the following path instead:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo\Messenger\Media

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