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  1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Just installed Yosemite and lost Yahoo Messenger
    10-16-2014 08:18 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    10-17-2014 01:37 PM
  3. Zekri's Avatar
    dear sir,

    I could not download yahoo messenger after installing OS X, Pls help
    10-17-2014 10:24 PM
  4. Syncopathy's Avatar
    No, you can't just go to that link and install it. We're using Mac and there isn't a version for OS X Yosemite.
    10-18-2014 10:32 PM
  5. PQueimadas's Avatar
    just go to /Applications/Yahoo
    Edit info.plist with a text editor
    Change the option "CFBundleVersion" from the current number (235554) to (235555) then save it.

    After that should work fine.
    EmpireRA and Gate Gustafson like this.
    10-20-2014 07:22 AM
  6. Jennifer Kellogg's Avatar
    Editing the plist file didn't work for me. Is there more than one line that needs to be changed?
    I edited and saved the file, then got an error "Yahoo Msgr is damaged, do you want to move to trash?"
    10-20-2014 03:18 PM
  7. Dick Hobbs's Avatar
    Would you please explain this for we who are not as tech savvy? Thanks.
    10-21-2014 04:27 PM
  8. John Warren2's Avatar
    Same here. Then I changed it back to 235554 and saved and it works fine now.
    10-21-2014 05:45 PM
  9. teamplayerz's Avatar
    Hi PQueimadas,

    Thanks so much for your fix, however...

    Unfortunately I tried that but although YM launches & finds may account name etc, it crashes as soon as I hit 'Sign In'...

    (Also tried John Warren2's suggestion to change it back - same result - crashes every time as soon as I press 'Sign In')

    Do I need to reboot or anything after changing the (235554) to (235555) in TextEdit & saving?

    Many thanks!
    Last edited by teamplayerz; 10-22-2014 at 04:23 AM. Reason: typo
    10-22-2014 04:22 AM
  10. EmpireRA's Avatar
    Re: How can I update Yahoo Messenger after installing Yosemite on my iMac?

    just go to /Applications/Yahoo
    Edit info.plist with a text editor
    Change the option "CFBundleVersion" from the current number (235554) to (235555) then save it.

    After that should work fine.

    Hi there,

    When I went into DW to change the CFBundleVersion number from 235554 to 235555, it wouldn't allow me to save the existing file. It gave me the error message that reads: Access to iMacHD:Applications:Yahoo! was denied. Do you know why that is?

    Many thanks
    10-22-2014 12:05 PM
  11. LucianaT's Avatar
    I might have found a (temporary) solution. I created an Yahoo account in Messages and it works.
    10-22-2014 04:32 PM
  12. xyz_chennai's Avatar
    you go to i message in mac and add your yahoo account.voila
    you dont need another messenger. all your contacts are in buddies list.
    10-23-2014 11:15 AM
  13. Angelos Konstantinos's Avatar
    contents-info.plist open with extendScript Toolkit and you will be able to change the nr and save it after .
    i ve just did and is working well
    10-25-2014 08:50 AM
  14. Mac_man's Avatar
    The fixes don't work. Yes, Yahoo Messenger launches and looks ready to go....., but the 'Sign In' button does not look right. It IS clickable but the moment you click on it the program quits. Yahoo's recommendation is to use YIM in the Yahoo Mail interface:
    10-25-2014 09:25 PM
  15. Sikander Saiyed's Avatar

    Thanks for such a easy method. It worked for me. Really a very simple and effective result
    11-11-2014 05:01 AM
  16. mayajan's Avatar
    Hi there so I found a way to connect to the YM but I can only send messages back to the party I'm talking to. But it blocks off the video and sound... it does not let me click on the options. Can anyone help? Am I the only one with this problem?
    11-12-2014 10:08 PM
  17. mayajan's Avatar
    Where do you go to create a new email on "Messages?"... and are you able to make calls on it or give your webcam?
    11-12-2014 10:14 PM
  18. Dan706's Avatar
    Where do I find Application/Yahoo etc?
    01-03-2015 10:24 PM
  19. Terry Atilano's Avatar
    You can't right now..I installed Trillian and it brought my yahoo messenger list and works the same.
    02-04-2015 02:23 PM
  20. Terry Atilano's Avatar
    You can go here and get Trillion .....www, it works good for me and like I said brings up all your messenger contacts ect.
    02-04-2015 02:30 PM
  21. junie sablas's Avatar
    pls help me same my problem my mac does not work for yahoo messenger where i can fine text editor? and how to edit and change CFBundleVersion
    05-11-2015 01:58 PM
  22. Arjun Agarwal1's Avatar

    i have downloaded yahoo messenger version 3.0.2. and have dine all the procedures above still it isnt working for me.also i used the yahoo messenger from i messages it works fine but the webcam doesnt work with it.

    can anyone help me to solve this issue.also do i need to restart everytime i change the CFBundleVersion" from the current number (235554) to (235555).

    hope someone will help out

    09-08-2015 06:48 AM
  23. Gate Gustafson's Avatar

    iMac 10.11.4 here. Editing the info.plist file with a text editor didn't work for me. I edited info.plist with extendscript, and selected TEXT as the language option, modified the number 235554 to 235555, and saved the file. While the messenger app in the applications file list no longer appears struck through, when I open it, I receive the message: "Yahoo!" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash. Firefox downloaded this file on 26 May 2015."

    Question: since you suggested number 235555 when the current OSX was 10.10, does this mean that the number for OSX 10.11 is 235556?

    Question: since editing the info.plist file with textedit didnt work for me, which program do you suggest I use? If the use of extendscript is appropriate, which language should i select to modify the info.plist file?

    Please help. I really would like to get yahoo.messenger to work again (because of those cute emoticons - it's silly isn't it).

    I changed the settings on my to allow the system to run all applications, and now the yahoo messenger app does open, but the moment i want to log in with my yahoo mail account and password, it invariably crashes.
    Last edited by Gate Gustafson; 04-12-2016 at 06:07 PM. Reason: Updated info.
    04-12-2016 12:50 PM

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