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We couldn't add @hotmail.com because your contact list is full



Lot of people is getting this error message when trying to add a contact in MSN windows messenger live:
We couldn't add @hotmail.com because your contact list is full.
Please remove someone from your contact list first.

and when they try to add the contact again they get "you have previously added a contact who uses this instant messaging address. A contact's instant messaging address must be unique.".

Solution:
One guy suggested to export contacts, open the file, add your contact and import again, how to do that I don't know, but people who didn't went with fake icon that u cannot see if the contact is online or offline

here is a solution, of course if you didn't reach the 1000 limit yet, this will be helpful:

Troubleshooting Steps:

1. Ensure that msnmsgr.exe and wlcomm.exe is completely shut down
a. Go to Task Manager (press Ctrl + Alt + Delete Key to bring up Task Manager option)
b. Go to Processes tab and look for msnmsgr.exe and wlcomm.exe program
c. If running, right click on the .exe files and select End process

2. Change the Microsoft Windows Explorer settings:
a. Go to Start, Run, Type explorer and click ok
b. On the Tools menu, click
Folder Options in Windows XP
Organize and Folder and Search options in Windows Vista or Windows 7
c. On the View tab, in the advanced settings list, select Show hidden files and folders under Hidden Files and Folders
d. Clear the Hide extensions for known file type’s check box
e. Click OK to close the Folder Options window

3. Based on Windows Live Messenger version, follow steps below to delete the Contacts cache

3.1 If you are using Windows Live Messenger 14.0, follow these steps to delete Windows Live Contacts Folder:

If you are using Windows XP:
a. Go to Start, click on My Computer
b. Browse to the location:

C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft 

c. Delete Windows Live Contacts folder
d. Browse to the location:
C:\Documents and Settings\\Contacts 
e. Delete Contacts folder

If you are using Windows Vista and Windows 7: 
a. Go to Start, click on Computer
b. Browse to the location :
C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft 
c. Delete Windows Live Contacts folder
d. Browse to the location, C:\Users\\Contacts 
e. Delete Contacts folder
Note: Windows Logon name is the logon name that you use to sign in to Windows Operating system

3.2 If you are using Windows Live Messenger 15.0, follow these steps:

Windows Vista and Windows 7: 
a. Go to Start, click on Computer
b. Browse to the location: 
C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts 
c. Look for the folder which has your email address For example: test@hotmail.com and delete it
Warning! Only delete the folder which has your email address. If you delete other items in the Contacts folder they cannot be recovered

4. Re-launch Windows Live Messenger and try to Sign-In again
http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=f37f671d-a6ab-4c28-a035-08378a5dd609

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