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Adium transcripts inaccessible

Postby akatari » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:31 pm

Hello! I'm running Adium on Mac OS 10.11.6, and although I no longer use it for communication (alas) I still check my old transcripts for various things. The last time I know I checked transcripts within Adium was January of this year. When I open it now the option to view transcripts is greyed out completely.

Edit/correction: Was accidentally searching the system library instead of the user library, so part of my request (which I've deleted) isn't current any more--it seems, and I've checked this with a friend having the same problem (OS 10.13, not sure of version or of Adium version), that Adium is no longer reading .chatlog files. Any clue what's causing that or whether it can be fixed/another program can be found?

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Re: Adium transcripts inaccessible

Postby Simba Cub » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:59 pm

Wish I could help you mate, I really do. I'm just an ex-user. I really miss Adium too, not just because it was a superb programme but also because of the fantastic community. I regularly curse AIM, MSN and Facebook for shifting the goalposts!

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Re: Adium transcripts inaccessible

Postby cai » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:46 am

This isn't a pretty solution, but should at least let you get to the contents of the logs:

The .chatlog "files" are actually package directories. You can right-click on them and select "show package contents" from the contextual menu. In there should be .xml files which contain the contents of the logs in plain text, which you should be able to open in any text editor, such as TextEdit or Sublime.

E.g. here's a snippet of mine:

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<message sender="cai@[redacted]" time="2018-05-10T09:20:17+0100" alias="Cai @ Work"><div>I&apos;m going to register for this conference</div></message>
<message sender="elt@[redacted]" time="2018-05-10T09:22:59+0100" alias="Ellie"><div><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12pt;">Cool!</span></div></message>

It's a bit of a mess: html entities in place of some punctuation and plenty of XHTML tags. But the messages themselves, along with names and timestamps.

Hope that's of help.

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