The other day I was once again thinking of useful add-ons adding functions in Messenger. I went around and played with the “Import/export preferences” option inside the Messenger Plus! preferences. From what I saw, the option is creating a binary *.pld file containing your settings. You would have to export it, copy it via some storage device to the target location, and re-import it.
Then I remembered a feature in the script Music Now Playing, which had impressed me some time ago when I saw it: Online backup, automatic. After that, I played around further with PHP and some JScript, and the result is PrefsBackup, a new Messenger Plus! script (still in beta).
The easy way: PrefsBackup
With this script, backing up your Messenger Plus! settings is as easy as nothing. Follow these simple steps:
- Download and import PrefsBackup.
- Choose for which Windows Live IDs (Messenger accounts) you want to enable the script.
- Read the changelog, and confirm that you understand that the script is still beta.
- Now open the scripts menu, and choose “PrefsBackup > Backup preferences…”.
- The first time you do this, you will be asked for a new password and an alternate e-mail address in case you forget it. The password is used to protect your preferences from theft.
- Oh, and since this is a beta, you will need an invite code once for each Windows Live ID. In the next time, you will see several websites offering a bunch of invite codes, but in case you didn’t catch one: e-mail mynetx Creations at email@example.com to apply for an invite code.
Remember: First-come, first-served.
- You might also try if one of the following invites still work:
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