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Thread: How do I REALLY delete MSN Messenger??

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    Member Since
    Feb 06, 2007
    How do I REALLY delete MSN Messenger??
    I was using MSN Messenger and all of a sudden I got kicked out.
    Big deal, happens all the time. But no matter how many times I tried to log in again I couldn't, it says the system is not available now or some non-sense like that. I tried logging in with another account and it worked.
    So now i want to REALLY delete messenger and install it again. Like as if it was never installed in my computer, erase all the conversation histories and the display pictures I added and all of those things. How do i do that?

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    coach_z's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2004
    North NJ
    this thread should help you a lot:

    MoTM honor roll...
    i dont remember

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    teapea's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2007
    York, England
    i use cleanapp on my mac i really like it takes a lot of hassle out, its cheap to buy and works really well i think, i had the same problem as you check it out

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    EDIT-XTREEM's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 27, 2005
    In the mac store and at home on my iMac
    Take a look at my article on about deleting Applications:
    Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.

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    Member Since
    Apr 14, 2008
    To really delete MSN Messenger from a Mac, I had to do the following:
    1. Normal uninstall first.
    2. After this, I searched for "Microsoft" with Spotlight, and after that I manually deleted the following file:

    ...and the following folder:

    Microsoft Messenger Data

    After this MSN couldn't detect any previous versions (or accounts) when re-installed. (Not that re-installing is recommended... )

    NOTE: Using advanced uninstall apps didn't seem to work for me.

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    BigSexy135's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2007
    I use AppTrap its free and it works really well. You just drag an app to the trash and its asks if you want to delete all related files.
    iMac 20" 2Ghz 2gb RAM (10.5) + 500gb WD Mybook Pro

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    MSN Messenger issues here too.
    Same dilemma. Can't find a way to get totally rid of MSN's Messenger. Can anyone share the method used to get it out of my iMac?

  8. #8

    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Unable to find it on my HD. MSN must label it as something totally irrelevant.

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