Windows Live Messenger - emoticons & winks [Solved/Closed]

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I just changed my notebook recently and my new notebook use windows vista & doesn't have windows live messenger in it so I have to install one. I installed one from website not knowing that it was the new version one, Windows live messenger 9.0. Somehow all my collections of emoticons, winks, background, & skins are not there. I try to install the windows live messenger plus 2009, but they are still not there. what happen?? usually doesn't matter which computer or notebook you use all your data & collections of emoticons are still there, stored in windows live messenger.
I even uninstalled them and then installed the one that's the same as in my old notebook, windows live messenger 8.5 & windows live messenger plus 4.7. still, all my collections of emoticons, winks, background & skins aren't there. please help me how to get them back?

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yea i know what you mean but now the new version doesnt soppurt the old winks and smilies you have to get some specialy for 2009
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Try googling for a Messenger Backup pack, this should locate your emoticons, and the other user, please note, i've migrated up through messengers from MSN Messenger 5 to Windows Live Messenger 9, and still use the same set of emoticons and winks, as a successful WLM Install will automatically detect the emoticons and the wink packs.
There is an option in the menu bar - tools - options - messages, and then click the box in show emoticons.... and voila!! it works :D
yayyy thankyou i did this and it worked :D
thank you so very much.. it worked for me too...:D
if i try this, it just unchecks the boxes again :(

I've gone in and checked the box to "show emoticons" and "show custom emoticons", and when I click to apply and "OK" to exit out... they both remain unchecked after I exit.
Same goes for me!
Ordinary msn emoticons..or (smileys) will be on any pc or laptop but custom emoticons are lost the minute you use a new pc or laptop.

so there is absolutely no way to get them back?