Able to look at old AIM conversations?

By darkstuarez ยท 7 replies
May 1, 2006
  1. Don't know if this is the right place for this thread.
    Ok, so, yesterday, I was talking to a friend about stuff my mom shouldn't know about. I close it right as she starts to read. "ya know, I can just look up all of your past conversations," she says. I need to know how to do this.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    In the options somewhere there likely is something about logging conversations. I don't use the AIM client, but I think when the new one was released I saw that it automatically logs the conversations, but there has to be a way to turn it off. It also likely tells you where its logging them to, probably in My Documents then in a directory named whatever your screen name is.
  3. darkstuarez

    darkstuarez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Anyone else know anything about the topic?
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    I don't believe there's anything in the old versions (or I'd have been keeping track of my daughter a bit closer), but AIM Triton does have those capabilities. I'll be converting her over soon as I can assure her that it won't dispose of her hundred or so away messages. :rolleyes:
  5. James Eakle

    James Eakle TS Rookie


    Hello my name is James Eakle and I joined this site to look for my old aim messages
  6. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    What your mom did is she enabled the "log im" feature. It won't log and im's unless you personally change this in your settings. Simply change this back by going to EDIT (on aim), then SETTINGS, then to the IM logging tab, and uncheck im logging.

    Now, to delete that convo that you had with your friend..Go to my documents..and there should be a folder called "aimlogger". Open it and delete any logs.

    If it isn't in my documents, then you can figure out where they are located in the "im logging tab" can also change the save location.
  7. swimchick

    swimchick TS Rookie

    how can you view your old aim convos ?
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Read the thread that you just replied to?
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