Investigating Yahoo! Chat Databases
Posted by Jack H. Ward, Last modified by Jack H. Ward on 07 February 2018 04:12 AM

Yahoo! chat databases are located in the folder with the Yahoo! user nickname.

Chat database default location:

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

C:\ Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles\<profile name

To investigate a Yahoo! chat database, do the following:

1. Have the Add New Evidence window open.
2. In the Category list, select Chat Database. In the Source Type list, select Yahoo! database. Click OK.

3. In the Browse For Folder window, select the location of the source folder and click OK.
4. Enter the Evidence name (opened folder name by default) and click OK.
5. The Yahoo! chat database is added to the case. Saved conversations are displayed in the Data View pane and in the special RTF viewer

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