Thursday, November 10, 2005

ICQ 5 Devils - error sorted out!

Maybe as some of you know, certain ICQ users complain about their ICQ 5 not displaying ICQ Devils eventhough no prg blocks then and Flash 7 or 8 is installed.

I have been noticed by the ICQ Support a few days ago what caused this problem and how to fix it.

This problem is caused if the user profile path (e.g. "C:\Documents and Settings\Nafcom\Application Data\ICQLite") contains a UNICode sign. If this is the case, then the data is saved in the ICQ program folder, not the Application Data folder of ICQ, which causes the inability to display the ICQ Devils.

Renaming the Windows user name won't fix it, since the path doesn't change after this was done. The best is to create a new Windows user which contains no UNICode sign (like, better use "Joerg" but not "Jörg").


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have this problem, but my user name is hp, so that should not be the trouble. Second thing, devils worked normally, but one day they stopped - I dont know what I have done, just they were not there.
I use windows vista, do you think its the point?

I tried do reinstall flash or icq but nothing helped.

Thanks, Pz

Nafcom said...

@Pz: Do you use latest ICQ 6 build and Service Pack 1 for Vista? Try updating first otherwise.

Did you update flash?

If this doesn't help, please let me know! Thanks!