So I decided to skin MSN messenger, and dropped a lvlback.gif file into the directory. It didnt work. I tried a few, no joy. I'm using WinXP Home, and when my girl logged in to her account, her MSN had a skin. Hmm. I created a new user account, used MSN, lo and behold the skin works. But it still will not work in my account. I have reinstalled messenger, but its still doing the same thing. Any ideas?