I can send files through Windows Messenger no problem at all, but when I click accept to receive a file from a contact it just freezes for 10-15 seconds and then informs me that it has failed.
I am using Win XP with Win Messenger 4.7. I aslo use Norton FW2003 and have checked the configuration of this program to see if it is the problem. In the choose programs part I have selected Permit All for each Messenger entry but this does not seem to have made any difference.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be causing this problem?
I am using, as mentioned, the above firewall and have tried turning it off for a short period but that doesn't make any difference. Plus I don't like getting caught with my pants down (but thats another story!!).
My firewall doesn't awaken from it slumber when I try to accept a file. I thought that it would and let me authorise messenger to start the transfer. This is suggesting to me that my FW may not be the issue.
I have not checked the XP firewall and I will try this now.
It is beginning to get annoying. I have checked all firewall settings (both XP and Norton) and it still won't accept files from contacts. I was trying it out with a new contact recently. He sent a file because I wanted to show him the message that comes up when it fails. It worked!!!! twice!!!
So I thought it had fixed itself. I then tried it with my other contacts (4) and it was the same as before.....failed!!! aaaarrrgggghhhh!!
I have checked the folder that should receive these files and it has the file details but all the files are 0kb in size! Can anyone help further?
I have this same problem so I sympathize with you. I can receive files from all my contacts except my friend who lives in Holland. We have both tried everything, switching off firewalls, virus protectors and nothing works, so I'll wait with baited breathe if I may on your thread for an answer.
I have been having a look around the internet trying to firgure this annoying niggle.
Some sites say that it is because messenger 4.7 isn't completely uPnP format so it can do most things and gets stuck on others. I downloaded MSN messenger 5.0 and it started running alongside windows messenger 4.7. The two kept attempting to kick each other. But there is not obvious way to remove Windows messenger.
had a look around as I said, if this helps anyone else: