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Windows Live Category Name


I'm facing a wierd problem here, hope I can get some insight. =)

Anyway, when I try to rename one of my categories, it says that I have already used that name. However, I don't see that category name in my Windows Live Messenger at all.

I have double checked with my Windows Live contact list on the web page.

Could it be that the category is hidden because there are no contacts in it? I'm really clueless here.

Thanks for the help in advance. =)


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Three questions....

In reply to: Windows Live Category Name

1.) Is this happening on both the website and within Windows Live Mail or is it localized on one of the two?
2.) Does this occur with everything you try to rename a category to or just specific names?
3.) Can you create a new category with the same name as that which is rejected in the renaming process?

Let us know.

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Re: Three Questions

In reply to: Three questions....


1) Yes it happens to both.

2) Just a specific name.

3) Nope, tried that.


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In reply to: Three questions....

If you can't rename, perhaps the application has a default that does not let categories with those names be created.


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Re: Renaming

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Hmm it's not possible. I've used that name before. It's only after the upgrade from the older version of MSN messenger to the live one that this problem surfaces.

When I upgraded, the category names were all messed up. i.e. wrong groups having wrong names.


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