01-02-2014, 12:20 AM #1
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- Jan 02, 2014
I am going into this file to see if I am able to recover "messages" My mother died of ALS in November and I would like to save the conversations that I had with her. Does anyone know how I can do that?
01-02-2014, 01:16 AM #2
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- Nov 15, 2009
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- 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
From the Finder head to the "GO" Menu and choose "Go to Folder".
in Mountain Lion I think the files are in ~/Library/Messages
If you are on Mavericks the files are in ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages,
In Mavericks the files are stored in folders by date. Open a folder and you can see files for any person you had a conversation with on that date. If you double click a file it will open allowing you to see the message content.
There may be a subfolder there with attachments as well. Not sure how many messages will be there. I don't think the archive messages function is on by default.
Edit: Possibly helpful http://www.macworld.com/article/2012...anscripts.htmlSylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh
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