Anyone know why sounds/alerts don't work in Yahoo Messenger?

I have 2 PC's & a laptop with messenger 8.0 installed and running different operating systems on each. For some reason the alert sounds do not work properly (I get just clicks instead of doors/bells/chimes/etc). The sound for audibles works fine as well as all other sounds on the systems and other programs. I have recently found out that 2 friends claim to be experiencing the same problems.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    a bunch of ppl think somethings broken with their sound files in v8 when in fact Yahoo! changed the sounds from v800701 (released 10 August 06) onwards to "new" ones (they are actually from the Mac version) so our familiar sounds are no more... the latest ones are really quiet also which is why some ppl think they no longer have sounds.. but they do.. it's just that these ones tend to whisper ;)

    you can download the previous sounds (.wav files) to replace your existing ones from...


    instructions included with the .zip file but basically just unzip the file, copy and paste all the .wav file included and drop them into

    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Media

    and overwrite when prompted

    if you need more help check out the supporting article!_Messenger_version_8...

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Yahoo engineers are engaged on the messenger at latest. they're conscious of the various issues we are having with the messenger and the mail. Mail alerts went out final week.

  • 1 decade ago

    You could try to uninstall your current Yahoo! Messenger and download from this link @ The latest version is Yahoo! Messenger There is a list of previous versions on the right panel for you to select.

  • 1 decade ago

    Same thing happened to more knock..doors..and mail alert sound...just very low chime sounds?

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