Please Note: You are currently in Answers Archive. All content within this area is Read-Only and cannot be modified. To actively participate with Second Life Answers, click here.
Answer
Honored Resident
Goldmund Aries
Posts: 11
Accepted Solution
How can I view my chat history?

How can I view my chat history ~ that is, my previous conversations with others?

~ Gold
Answer
Accepted Solution
Cinnamon Lohner
Posts: 7,778
Registered: ‎09-06-2009
Answered

Chat and IM history is stored on your local hard drive assuming that you have enabled the save function.  The files are simple text files and can be read using Notepad on a Windows machine.

To find them, go to Edit - Preferences - Communications.  At the bottom of that window will be a Change Path button followed by the current location of your saved log files.  You will also see all the options here for how and what to save.  If save logs is not turned on, you can do it here

When you look at your logs you will see them broken up by the name of the person or the name of the group you were in IM with.  So  Cinnamon_Lohner.txt would be any IM with me and Taste_of_Cinnamon.txt would be any of my group IM.   Chat is stored in a log file called chat.txt

Hope that helps!

--Cinn

Other Answers: 4
Honored Resident
Goldmund Aries
Posts: 11
Answered

Thank you Cinnamon I will surely visit Taste of Cinnamon!

~ Gold
Irene Muni
Posts: 13,614
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
Answered

In your logs. See http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/How_do_I_log_chat_and_instant_messages%3F

Have you ever wanted to go back and re-read an old conversation? Setting up your logging options is essential for those who enjoy the ability to recall every detail from past conversations. You can find your Logging Options in the Communication tab of your Preferences window. To open your Preferences window, go to Edit > Preferences or press Ctrl-P.

What each option does

Image:kb_Preferences_logging_options.jpg

  • Log Instant Messages - This checkbox enables logging of all IMs you receive.
  • Show timestamps in IM Log - Appends timestamps to each line of your logged IMs.
  • Show end of last IM conversation - Uses your saved logs to show the end of your last IM conversation with another Resident when you open his IM window.
  • Log Chat - This checkbox enables logging of all public chat your avatar receives.
  • Show timestamps in Chat Log - Appends timestamps to each line of your chat log.
  • Show incoming IM in Chat Log - Includes incoming IM chat (but not your IM responses) in the public chat log.
  • Include Date with Timestamp - Includes the date in all timestamps.
  • Change Path - This button allows you to change the location where your chat and IM logs are stored.  For more information on how to change the location of your logs, see "Where are chat and IM logs stored?".

See also

Honored Resident
Goldmund Aries
Posts: 11
Answered

That is exactly what I needed, my dear. I am in your debt. Thank you.

~ Gold
Cinnamon Lohner
Posts: 7,778
Registered: ‎09-06-2009
Answered

You're very welcome!