I hve lost my list of buddies. How do I retrieve them?

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Thu Mar 14 05:42:55 EDT 2013

Maher, Tom (Kansas City) wrote:

Subject: I hve lost my list of buddies.  How do I retrieve them?

[No body.]

The answer depends on how you lost them, to which services you are 
subscribed and the operating system you are using.

The list of buddies is stored in .purple/blist.xml, so you should 
restore that from your backup.  Also some services store the list of 
buddies for that service on the server, and pidgin will replace the 
buddies for that service every time that you log in to the service.  The 
location of the .purple directory depends on your operating system.  For 
Windows, it is in the application data directory for the user.

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