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How to Save a Buddy List on AIM

If you create a new screen name but want to continue to chat with everyone that you had on your old name's buddy list, you can easily transfer the list.


  • Step 1: Save the file anywhere on your computer under any name. Now you'll never have to worry about losing your buddies' screen names.
  • FACT: AOL debuted the Buddy List in 1996.
  • Step 2: Choose Edit once you open up AIM on your Mac computer. Find the Account Options and then click on Export Buddy List.
  • TIP: If you are switching computers, once you save the file you can attach it to an e-mail and send it to yourself.
  • Step 3: Click on Save Buddy List. Save it under any file name you want.
  • Step 4: Open AIM on your Windows computer and find the My AIM menu in your Buddy List Window.

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