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Change the Maximum Number of AOL Buddies (All Windows)

This tweak allows you to increase (or decrease) the maximum number of AOL buddies allowed from the default of 160 on AOL Instant Messenger.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Edit the exisiting value named MaxBuddies and set it to the required maximum number of buddies. The default is 160.

Restart AOL Instant Messenger for the change to take effect.

Note: This does not work with older v4.3.x clients which will automatically change the value back to 160.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|MaxBuddiesREG_DWORD0x0000012c (300)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\America Online\AOL Instant Messen...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\America Online\AOL Instant Messenger (TM)\
CurrentVersion\Buddy]
Value Name: MaxBuddies
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 1-999 (decimal)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 27, 2002