Get the old Yahoo! Messenger sounds back

Yahoo! Messenger is my primary instant messenger client that I use whether I at home or at the office. But in this new version, Yahoo! Messenger is using new alert sounds and personally, I don’t like them. I’m more preferred using the old sounds. But how we can get them? 😕 Here I will share with you on how you can get the old Yahoo! Messenger sounds back.

  1. First, you need to download this file (415.79 KB).
  2. Then, double click the file and click Unzip
  3. Click Ok when you get this notification, “21 file(s) unzipped successfully”.
  4. Click Close to close WinZip Self-Extractor

All the old alert sounds are now successfully saved in your Yahoo! Messenger media folder. You can change and use the old alert sounds from Messenger > Preferences > Alerts & Sounds. 🙂

Not enough? Want to read more tips? You can read more Yahoo! Messenger tips and tricks from here or from my Tips & Tricks archive.

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for giving us back the old instant messenger sounds. I like them far better than the newer ones.

  2. kickassarmygirl says:

    Thanks sooo much for posting this info. I agree…the old sounds are far better.

  3. smuttylittle1 says:

    Thank you so much for making it easy to get the old sounds, which i enjoy much more. So simple to use!!

  4. yey! this helped 100% thank you!

  5. thx a lot………

  6. No problem. Im glad that this post is helpful. 🙂

  7. ElizabethJoan says:

    OMGoodness, I am so happy to have these sounds back. I didnt know it was possible. Thanks.

  8. cashanova5 says:

    Hey CypherHackz! Thanx for posting the old alert sounds, don’t know why they’re not included in newer versions of messenger. Excellent job my friend!

  9. TY!!! I also missed the old sounds!!! I really appreciate you having them available here.

  10. Thanks for the comments guys. 🙂

  11. Hey, you ROCK! Thank you so much for posting this. My computer recently died and I had to re-install everything. The new Yahoo Messenger sounds aren’t nearly as good. The old ones are perfect (especially ‘Pow’). Thank you so much for having this resource available. Take care ~m

  12. I have been looking for these old sounds for months. Thanks

  13. thank you ever so much !!!!!!!!!!!x x x x x x x x x x x x x x god bless u julie

  14. can someone help me plz i cant find the sounds/alerts i just downloaded. i did everything he said to do but i cant find them in my yahoo media folder in the preferences if i downloaded 21 new sounds or w.e then shouldnt there be 21 or 20 new sounds? idk plz help me i need my old IM sounds back i hate the new ones

  15. Baubles0120 says:

    i just downloaded the old ym sounds/alerts but it doesnt work, can somebody help me. thnx

  16. @Baubles0120

    hey! 😀 about 3 months or think maybe 4 months ago i tried to get them to work also but they don’t…I’ve also talked to the admin “cyberhackz” and I’m pretty sure he/she doesnt know what the hell they are talking about cuz they still don’t work for me..and they havent gotten back to me about it either…sadly. but yea..sorry but a lot of others say it don’t work on forums on other sites. this is a bogey so…yea…

    hope this cleared something up for ya 🙂

    Ray

    FOR ANYONE NEW THAT IS READING THIS COMMENT RIGHT NOW:

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE OLD SOUNDS/ALERTS. THEY DO NOT WORK WITH THE LATEST YAHOO MESSANGER!!!!

  17. hehehe i really just love the old sound alerts, thank you so much! more power

  18. hehe lmfao too bad they don’t work!!! dumbass!

  19. Oh! Thank you so much!!!
    I am happy now!!!!! It works 😉

  20. Wait….how did you get it to work? Help!

    • hello… if u still like to hv file of this old ym sound just click the word “this file” in d number 1. instruction of the above post for u to download.
      then there will be an alert at the bottom of this page saying “Do you want to keep old_sounds.exe anyway?” it’s up to u if u like to keep or discard it but what i did is i click the word keep…
      then u hv to go to ur FOLDER C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\Downloads, in the download folder u will find a file named old_sounds.exe
      open that file, click run and the WinZip self extractor – old_sounds.exe will come out.
      click unzip then close.
      you can check the sound u downloaded to ur folder c:\program files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Media or u can check it when u login to ur yahoo! messenger privacy options – alerts and sounds…
      then click browse and will prompt another window Look in: Media folder and u will see the 21 sounds that u downloaded. i hope this cod help.. 🙂

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  21. I too followed the steps to download the old yahoo messenger sounds and they don’t work with the 9.0 version.

  22. THEY DO NOT WORK WITH Yahoo Messanger 9.0!!!

    All you people who keep trying are just downloading to download lol

    THEY DO NOT WORK!

  23. To all you people who don’t think that the sounds work:

    These are “wave” files that will play with any media program such as WMP or YM9.0. When unzipping, if you are asked whether to replace a new file with an older one, answer “YES.” Then go into YM “Preferences” under the “Messenger” menu and pull up “Alerts and Sounds.” Select the function you want to change, browse to the “Media” folder where the sounds are located, make your selection, click the play button to test it, and then click “update” when you are done. A little bit of work but what did you expect? Works great if you pay attention to what is going on and think about what you’re trying to do.

  24. Thanks Russel! You fucking rock! ^_^

  25. Graciasssss

  26. Love ya !!!!!

  27. Thank you sooooo much!

  28. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS INFO!!!!! I HATED THE NEW ALERTS FOR MESSENGER 10. IM HAPPY AGAIN!!!!!!

  29. Thanks so much for these yahoo! messenger “old sounds”…
    It’s so good to hear the “real sounds” after setting them in Preferences –> Alerts & Sounds.

    Thanks again 🙂

  30. Thank you soooo much! I love having the old ones back, I can actually hear them over my music! Thanks again!

    DD

  31. Thank you so much..other sites said they had them but it didn’t work..But your’s did..Thank you 🙂

  32. THANK YOU SO MUCH CYPHERHACKZ… I BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS SOUND ALERTS MANY TIMES AND I’M VERY VERY HAPPY THAT AT LAST I FOUND IT NOW IN YOUR SITE… I’M GRATEFUL THAT IT WORKS VERY WELL. UR D BEST, DUDE!!

  33. thanks for posting this alert sounds :)))
    i badly needed to have this back in my yahoo messenger media file.. i really love this old sounds alert, hearing it really makes me very happy..

  34. tnx you really helped me fast

  35. why i couldnt find the old sound i follow the instraction but nothing happen:(