Windows Live Messenger Content Retriever

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 4, 2009
Updated • May 28, 2017
Software, Windows software

Windows Live Messenger Content Retriever is a free program for Microsoft Windows to download media from Windows Live Messenger.

If Windows Live Messenger is your instant messenger of choice, you may like the idea of retrieving all the content that you have accumulated over time in one swift operation. Content means custom emoticons, avatar pictures, backgrounds, deluxe display pictures or dynamic backgrounds.

Creating a backup of the multimedia of MSN Messenger can be useful if the data has to be transferred to a new computer system, for safe keeping, or if someone else wants to have access to it.

Windows Live Messenger Content Retriever

Windows Live Messenger Content Retriever is a portable software program for the Windows operating system that is compatible with Windows Live Messenger 8.1, Windows Live Messenger 8.5 but also the beta of Windows Live Messenger 9.

The software program displays the registered Windows Live users on the computer system, and the different types of content that the program supports in list form. The file list is displayed next to the information, listing all the files that are available to the selected Windows Live Messenger user.

A preview image of the content is displayed in the same interface as well. It is possible to open the content in the default viewer of the computer system or select a different application from a list of installed software programs.

A click on Backup backs up all selected content of a user account with the option to restore the content at a later time.

The settings can be used to access the contents of a different Microsoft Messenger installation on the computer system. Windows Live Messenger Content Retriever is an interesting backup utility for users who like to save their Windows Live Messenger multimedia files.


If you want a quick option to save Windows Live Messenger media, be it backgrounds or avatars among others, then you may find Windows Live Messenger Content Retriever useful for that purpose. Since it cannot only back up the data but also restore it, it may also be useful if you want to have the same content available on a different computer system or a different account.

Update: Windows Live Messenger Content Retriever has not been updated since 2009, which means that it may not be compatible with newer versions of the program. While you can still try and use it on newer messenger versions, it is likely that it won't be compatible with those.

We have uploaded the latest version of the application to our own server. You can download it with a click on the following link: (Download Removed)

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