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    Backup Private message from forum

    My inbox was full for ages. Gladly I finally found a way to keep the message intact and easy to browse while freeing up sapce for more message.

    Here's a quick explanation of what I did, in case someone else has the same concern:

    1. From your Private Message folder, select messages and export them in XML format
      Check the box of messages you want to keep (multiple selection through multiple pages is supported up to 500 messages). You can tinker with the URL to make it display 100 messages at once. >> Button Selected Messages >> Download as XML >> Proceed
      Ther it goes, file is downloaded on your computer.
    2. Open Excel (Google Docs should work in their own way too) and import XML file as explained here:
      https://support.office.com/en-us/art...rs=en-US&ad=US.


    I tried with CSV format but too difficult to extract data properly. Text is another option but doesn't support sorting or filtering. I keep a text file format for easy reading.

    The content of PM is stored as the text in Source Mode. If BBCODE is difficult to interpret for you, paste that code in a draft PM on forum and choose Preview message.
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    I recently downloaded all my PMs as I had been struggling with inbox space for the last few months
    Thanks for the tip to open it in Excel, it makes it far easier to view

    You really have too much time on your hands :smirk:
    Checking empty spaces in signatures again, huh? :smirk:
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    How you had to do that? I had a problem and can't do that(

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaDroid4 View Post
    I recently downloaded all my PMs as I had been struggling with inbox space for the last few months
    Thanks for the tip to open it in Excel, it makes it far easier to view
    You're welcome. I wish I knew about this tip 2 years ago. Live and learn.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuinStacy View Post
    How you had to do that? I had a problem and can't do that(
    Can you explain what you are trying to do and describe the problem please ?
    Last edited by meonhoc; 3 Weeks Ago at 11:02 PM.
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