Forums · Step-to-Step Tutorial: How to patch Yahoo! Messenger 5.0 and 5.5


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Nov 17 '20

Hi everyone! Here's a tutorial on how to install and patch Yahoo! Messenger 5.0 and 5.5.

First of all, download the unpatched version from the Escargot website ( and install it, and download the Escargot Switcher ( Install a PE Editor (recommended: Stud_PE []) and install it as well.

Next, open your Registry Editor (press the Windows Key + R, type "regeditHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Yahoo\Pager and change Host Name to "" and Socket Server "". It should look like this:

Next, extract the contents of the Escargot Switcher zip (escargot.dll and sample-escargot.ini) to the Yahoo! Messenger directory (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger). Rename sample-escargot.ini to YPager.exe-escargot.ini (ATTENTION: It's YPager.exe-escargot.ini, not only YPager-escargot.ini! You might get a "Could not load a configuration file" if that happens.). Edit that file and change type to type=yahoo.
It should look like this:
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Dec 17 '20

This helped a lot! Thank you!
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