Where Did iMessage go?

jw3571

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May 21, 2010
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I have a 2010 Macair and last time my computer restarted iMessage was gone? Where did it go and how do I get it back?
 

Boyd01

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Not sure what version of MacOSX you're running. But look in your applications folder for Messages.app (not iMessage), you can double-click it to start.

Also go to System Preferences > Users and Groups, choose your account from the list on the left then click Login Items. Is Messages listed there? If not, you can drag it into the window and that will ensure it opens everytime your computer restarts.
 

jw3571

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May 21, 2010
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Thanks, I found it but it's still not sending messages. I'm logged in but it won't send a message
 

jw3571

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May 21, 2010
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For some reason it brings up AOL messenger, what even is that?
 

Boyd01

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I think it's an old feature that is long gone…

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/07/02/apple-appears-to-have-ended-support-for-aim-accounts-in-os-x-messages-for-everyone/
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Left4DeadBoy

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Sep 20, 2015
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hi Begin the program Launchpad whilst any program disappears from the dock . Then enter the na-me of the program .
 

Gav2k

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What version of OS X are you running and what version of the messages app?