multiple files with same person

Feb 2, 2011 at 4:39 PM

07/06/2007  00:25       2,409,103  amc_gh_fan4life3080678722 - Archive (2).xml
07/04/2008  19:27       2,500,557  amc_gh_fan4life3080678722 - Archive (3).xml
12/09/2006  00:46       2,380,582  amc_gh_fan4life3080678722 - Archive.xml
01/17/2011  22:19       1,349,339  amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml

 

I would like to merge these into the same file.  Is this possible with MSNMessengerHistoryMerger ?

 

Coordinator
Feb 5, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Hi,

This merger utility was not designed to merge archive files, but rather to merge history files from different instances. However, you can workaround that limitation and use this utility to merge archived filed by doing the following:

  1. Rename the first archive file from "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722 - Archive.xml" to "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" and place it in a different folder than the existing "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" file.
  2. Run the merge utility against these two files to generate the output merged file "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" in a 3rd location.
  3. Rename the second archive file from "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722 - Archive (2).xml" to "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" and place it in a different folder than the existing merged "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" file.
  4. Run the merge utility against these two files to generate the output merged file "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" in a 3rd location.
  5. Repeat previous step for the third archive file.

This process is depicted in this diagram.

 

Feb 6, 2011 at 4:15 PM
I have already done that. Since Windows Live Messenger ad archived at a certain point - I assume it wants to keep the message history files below some maximum file size. If so is this thought of in MSNHistoryMerger?

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Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 06:21 PM
To: [email removed]
Subject: Re: multiple files with same person [MsnHistoryMerger:244339]

From: fernandof

Hi,

This merger utility was not designed to merge archive files, but rather to merge history files from different instances. However, you can workaround that limitation and use this utility to merge archived filed by doing the following:

  1. Rename the first archive file from "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722 - Archive.xml" to "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" and place it in a different folder than the existing "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" file.
  2. Run the merge utility against these two files to generate the output merged file "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" in a 3rd location.
  3. Rename the second archive file from "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722 - Archive (2).xml" to "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" and place it in a different folder than the existing merged "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" file.
  4. Run the merge utility against these two files to generate the output merged file "amc_gh_fan4life3080678722.xml" in a 3rd location.
  5. Repeat previous step for the third archive file.

This process is depicted in this diagram.

Coordinator
Feb 6, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Hi again,

Unfortunately, the merger utility does not support archived files; however, you can workaround this limitation as you're obviously are aware of.

Saying that, this is an open source project, so if you wish to contribute by adding support to archived files, I'm more than happy to assist. Care to have a go in this?

 

cheers,

f

Oct 30, 2011 at 5:19 AM

Hi,
With the software merging two history folders - one enhancement would be to have an option to remove both source folders. I know I can do this manually but it sure would eleviate user errors....
----- Original Message -----
From: [email removed]
To: [email removed]
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 05:11 PM
Subject: Re: multiple files with same person [MsnHistoryMerger:244339]

From: fernandof

Hi again,

Unfortunately, the merger utility does not support archived files; however, you can workaround this limitation as you're obviously are aware of.

Saying that, this is an open source project, so if you wish to contribute by adding support to archived files, I'm more than happy to assist. Care to have a go in this?

cheers,

f