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How can I recover my chat logs?

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Chat and IM logs

By default, Second Life automaticallys saves local chat and IM conversations to log files on your hard drive.

Log files

Log files are saved to a location that depends on you operating system:

  • Windows XPC:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\SecondLife\Avatarname\chat.txt
  • Windows 7 and VistaC:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\chat.txt
  • Mac OSXUsers/Username/Library/Application Support/SecondLife/Avatarname/chat.txt

Where Username is your system account name and Avatarname is your Second Life username.

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To change where chat log files are stored:

  1. Choose Me > Preferences on the menu bar.
  2. Choose the Privacy tab.
  3. The Location of logs field shows the path to the chat log file. 
  4. Click Browse to change the location.
  5. Click OK.
32px-KBnote.png Note: This does not change the location of your existing log files. To keep appending to your current logs, move them to the new location.

Additional chat log settings

In this window, you can also set the following options:

  • Save nearby chat logs on my computer - whether the Viewer saves nearby text chat logs.
  • Save IM logs on my computer - whether the Viewer saves IM chat logs (both one-on-one and group chats).
  • Add timestamp - Inserts the time and date on each line of logged chat.
  • Add datestamp to log file name - Appends the date to the name of the log file.
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Chat and IM logs

By default, Second Life automaticallys saves local chat and IM conversations to log files on your hard drive.

Log files

Log files are saved to a location that depends on you operating system:

  • Windows XPC:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\SecondLife\Avatarname\chat.txt
  • Windows 7 and VistaC:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\chat.txt
  • Mac OSXUsers/Username/Library/Application Support/SecondLife/Avatarname/chat.txt

Where Username is your system account name and Avatarname is your Second Life username.

logs.png

To change where chat log files are stored:

  1. Choose Me > Preferences on the menu bar.
  2. Choose the Privacy tab.
  3. The Location of logs field shows the path to the chat log file. 
  4. Click Browse to change the location.
  5. Click OK.
32px-KBnote.png Note: This does not change the location of your existing log files. To keep appending to your current logs, move them to the new location.

Additional chat log settings

In this window, you can also set the following options:

  • Save nearby chat logs on my computer - whether the Viewer saves nearby text chat logs.
  • Save IM logs on my computer - whether the Viewer saves IM chat logs (both one-on-one and group chats).
  • Add timestamp - Inserts the time and date on each line of logged chat.
  • Add datestamp to log file name - Appends the date to the name of the log file.
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