Save text messages to my PC

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  1. Popkiltr

    Popkiltr New Member

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    Save text messages to my PC

    Does anyone know how to Backup my text messages from the Q, and transfer them to my PC?

    +Brian
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    there have been many posts on this and i dont believe anyone has come up with a final answer on how to do this....
  3. mrtune

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    There is software out there that wil do that. I can't remember the name of it off the top of my head. There is a link to it either or over at qusers. Run a search for it.
  4. Popkiltr

    Popkiltr New Member

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    Checked Qusers

    Thanks for the suggestion to check qusers, but the search tool there is horrible... and I can get no response.

    I searched through the last 6 months of posts to see if this topic had been brought up, and I only saw a couple mentions here and there, but no absolute answer. Nor any suggestions on how you might do this.

    I believe I have found where the Q saves those files when I Sync it to a PC, but there are no programs I can find that understand how to read the files. This doesn't seem like it would be that complicated, But I have searched many websites today.

    Thats why I finally figured I would ask the forum.
  5. qnoob

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    we have access to the Q via Windows Explorer, we can tweak the registry, add ringtones, pictures, access e-mail, but we can't access / find where text messages are stored locally (there's no way texts are stored / accessed via network server)?

    someone has to know, somewhere? what does motorola / VZW / microsoft say?
  6. scubasteve

    scubasteve New Member

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    where do u think its storing them locally? Reading a file is simple when u have the right tools :)
  7. jpl3k

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    I was just going to ask this question again and I found the answer! I have Jeyo's extender (see below link) to backup my TXT/MMS & SMS messages, and it's free (for 15 days, then you have to register)!
    I downloaded the program, installed it to Microsoft Outlook, and told it to receive all messages from my phone (I had over 1,000 at this point). Couldn't be simplier.. Well, if it worked for Thunderbird I'd be happier, but this is better than nothing, thats for sure!
    http://www.jeyo.com/extender.asp
    Hope this helps someone [like me] out there!
  8. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    this is a pretty old thread
    jeyo has been mentioned alot since

    never the less glad you got it to work
  9. lollagalooza

    lollagalooza New Member

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    I wanted to preserve some text messages from a friend who has passed away. In my search I found this thread. I eventually just forwarded my text messages to my email and then saved them in a word file. This method does not save the date and time of the original message though.
  10. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    so give jeyo a try
  11. nfnfs

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    motorolla v365saving text messages

    have you gotten any replies?
    i need to do the same thing - or have the messages saved to my sd micro memory card...
    if i find an answer, i'lll send it to you.
    Cheers,
    Nat


  12. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    did you read the thread?
    one that was mentioned here was jeyo
    www.jeyo.com

    another (since this is a very old thread) is dashwire
    www.dashwire.com
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    and if all you need is an excel file of texts check out PowerSMS.
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    motorolla v365 phone text to pc

    according to what i could find on this - it requires that the phone be smart phone with windows running. the v365 doesn't meet this requirments-
    but thaks so very much for trying
    Nat :2cool:

  15. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    check out dashwire.com

    oh you also might not find that much help here seeing as this is a motoQ forum

    -Sent from my Q9c
  16. Tao

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    PowerSMS has a 14 day, fully functional trial, which is all I needed because I'm switching phones and will be wiping this one.

    If I wasn't leaving the windows mobile OS, I'd probably purchase this app. It does some pretty stuff that would have definitely come in handy had I known about it a year ago.

    It took me a grand total of 10 minutes to download the .cab (point your phone's browser to www.trinketsoftware.com/download/PowerSMS.cab )and then backup the texts to the storage card as a .csv file.

    Pull them off the phone/card with activesync, and open with excel or OpenOffice.

    Voila.
  17. PacoJr67

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    dashwire is only for WinMo and symbian so far.
    you may want to check out Motorola Phone Tools
    just search for it on the motorola site (I would link, but I'm mobile)
  18. dafoxs

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    does the Q have the option to forward text messages? If so, you can send them to an email on your pc.

    The Q9C has that option.
  19. PacoJr67

    PacoJr67 Active Member

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    nfnfs' phone isn't a Q (which is the problem in this case) There isn't as much backup software out there for non smartphones
  20. dafoxs

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    Oh, i read the title.

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