Yahoo! Messenger is and was my default messenger for about 10 years now, it was my first IM and I use it to this day. However, the new YM changed quite a bit (for the better in most parts), but sadly, I don’t really like the new sound files.
So if you’re like me, you probably want to keep the new YM but bundled with the old sounds…right?
Fear not, the process is very simple and you can download and install the new Yahoo Messenger sounds in 3 simple steps:
- Download the old Yahoo! Messenger sound files pack (safe & secure download)
- Extract the sound files to a temporary folder (let’s say /Desktop/Temp)
- Copy the extracted files to: c:\program files\Yahoo!Messenger\Media
Alternatively, you can do steps 2 & 3 at once, by extracting directly to the folder specified in Step 3. Keep in mind that upgrading Yahoo! Messenger may overwrite the sound files with the new ones, so bookmark this page or save the archive locally, for future use.
Enjoy the combined old + new Yahoo! Messenger experience!