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  1. #1
    Joshua Brincat
    Guest
    I have a colossal amount of text messages on my Nokia N96 in various folders
    (4000+ messages). There's so many in one folder that my phone can't handle
    showing me the messages, so it asks to delete them.
    How do I access the message storage location via PC, so I can either copy
    the messages to my computer, or at least view them?
    Thanks.




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  2. #2
    R.Giskard Reventlov
    Guest

    Re: Remote Access Text Message N96

    "Joshua Brincat" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I have a colossal amount of text messages on my Nokia N96 in various
    > folders (4000+ messages). There's so many in one folder that my phone
    > can't handle showing me the messages, so it asks to delete them.
    > How do I access the message storage location via PC, so I can either
    > copy the messages to my computer, or at least view them?
    > Thanks.


    Nokia PC Suite?



  3. #3
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: Remote Access Text Message N96

    On Thu, 3 Jun 2010 16:40:45 +1000, "Joshua Brincat"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have a colossal amount of text messages on my Nokia N96 in various folders
    >(4000+ messages). There's so many in one folder that my phone can't handle
    >showing me the messages, so it asks to delete them.
    >How do I access the message storage location via PC, so I can either copy
    >the messages to my computer, or at least view them?
    >Thanks.


    Nokia Photos



  4. #4
    R. Mark Clayton
    Guest

    Re: Remote Access Text Message N96


    "Joshua Brincat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have a colossal amount of text messages on my Nokia N96 in various
    >folders (4000+ messages). There's so many in one folder that my phone can't
    >handle showing me the messages, so it asks to delete them.
    > How do I access the message storage location via PC, so I can either copy
    > the messages to my computer, or at least view them?
    > Thanks.


    Either connect the N96 in mass storage or temporarily extract the SD card
    and plug it in as a drive (better).

    Then use the windows explorer to reorganise the messages into manageable
    folders, delete stale ones etc. before returning the chip to the phone.

    A relatively straightforward way to partition would be by date with messages
    in folders of months in quarters or years e.g.

    2009
    Q01
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Q02
    Apr

    etc.





  5. #5
    Joshua Brincat
    Guest

    Re: Remote Access Text Message N96

    The text messages are stored to the phone memory drive of the phone.
    Connecting in mass storage mode only shows the mass memory drive. Connected
    in PC Suite mode, which shows both. Looked through every folder on both
    drives, can't find any with 4000 files in it. I'm assuming they will be
    individual files? Tried opening a few .dat files and "no extension" files
    with notepad, the recognisable bits of text weren't part of any messages.

    Thanks for the advice though. Do you have any other ideas? Or is there a
    specific folder I should be looking in/for?

    "R. Mark Clayton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Joshua Brincat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I have a colossal amount of text messages on my Nokia N96 in various
    >>folders (4000+ messages). There's so many in one folder that my phone
    >>can't handle showing me the messages, so it asks to delete them.
    >> How do I access the message storage location via PC, so I can either copy
    >> the messages to my computer, or at least view them?
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > Either connect the N96 in mass storage or temporarily extract the SD card
    > and plug it in as a drive (better).
    >
    > Then use the windows explorer to reorganise the messages into manageable
    > folders, delete stale ones etc. before returning the chip to the phone.
    >
    > A relatively straightforward way to partition would be by date with
    > messages in folders of months in quarters or years e.g.
    >
    > 2009
    > Q01
    > Jan
    > Feb
    > Mar
    > Q02
    > Apr
    >
    > etc.
    >




  6. #6
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: Remote Access Text Message N96

    On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 23:27:04 +1000, "Joshua Brincat"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The text messages are stored to the phone memory drive of the phone.
    >Connecting in mass storage mode only shows the mass memory drive. Connected
    >in PC Suite mode, which shows both. Looked through every folder on both
    >drives, can't find any with 4000 files in it. I'm assuming they will be
    >individual files? Tried opening a few .dat files and "no extension" files
    >with notepad, the recognisable bits of text weren't part of any messages.
    >
    >Thanks for the advice though. Do you have any other ideas? Or is there a
    >specific folder I should be looking in/for?


    I did suggest using Nokia Photos. Did you consider that, because it
    seems it will do exactly what you're trying to achieve?

    Nokia Photos will read the text messages off your phone and archive
    them on your computer sorting them into a conveniently viewable
    timeline. You can browse back through the timeline to view the older
    messages, or search for particular numbers or pieces of text.



  7. #7
    Joshua Brincat
    Guest

    Re: Remote Access Text Message N96

    Oh really? I thought you were joking. Didn't think a photo tool would have
    anything to do with messages. Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

    "Chris Blunt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 23:27:04 +1000, "Joshua Brincat"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>The text messages are stored to the phone memory drive of the phone.
    >>Connecting in mass storage mode only shows the mass memory drive.
    >>Connected
    >>in PC Suite mode, which shows both. Looked through every folder on both
    >>drives, can't find any with 4000 files in it. I'm assuming they will be
    >>individual files? Tried opening a few .dat files and "no extension" files
    >>with notepad, the recognisable bits of text weren't part of any messages.
    >>
    >>Thanks for the advice though. Do you have any other ideas? Or is there a
    >>specific folder I should be looking in/for?

    >
    > I did suggest using Nokia Photos. Did you consider that, because it
    > seems it will do exactly what you're trying to achieve?
    >
    > Nokia Photos will read the text messages off your phone and archive
    > them on your computer sorting them into a conveniently viewable
    > timeline. You can browse back through the timeline to view the older
    > messages, or search for particular numbers or pieces of text.





  8. #8
    R. Mark Clayton
    Guest

    Re: Remote Access Text Message N96

    Sorry I thought that with that many messages you must have had them all on
    the SD card. It is certainly where I put all my photos. music etc.

    Not sure if you can make the phone memory mass storage (or if you would want
    to - an accident could kill the phone.

    Try backing it all off, sorting it out in the back up and then restoring.

    "Joshua Brincat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The text messages are stored to the phone memory drive of the phone.
    > Connecting in mass storage mode only shows the mass memory drive.
    > Connected in PC Suite mode, which shows both. Looked through every folder
    > on both drives, can't find any with 4000 files in it. I'm assuming they
    > will be individual files? Tried opening a few .dat files and "no
    > extension" files with notepad, the recognisable bits of text weren't part
    > of any messages.
    >
    > Thanks for the advice though. Do you have any other ideas? Or is there a
    > specific folder I should be looking in/for?
    >
    > "R. Mark Clayton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Joshua Brincat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>>I have a colossal amount of text messages on my Nokia N96 in various
    >>>folders (4000+ messages). There's so many in one folder that my phone
    >>>can't handle showing me the messages, so it asks to delete them.
    >>> How do I access the message storage location via PC, so I can either
    >>> copy the messages to my computer, or at least view them?
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> Either connect the N96 in mass storage or temporarily extract the SD card
    >> and plug it in as a drive (better).
    >>
    >> Then use the windows explorer to reorganise the messages into manageable
    >> folders, delete stale ones etc. before returning the chip to the phone.
    >>
    >> A relatively straightforward way to partition would be by date with
    >> messages in folders of months in quarters or years e.g.
    >>
    >> 2009
    >> Q01
    >> Jan
    >> Feb
    >> Mar
    >> Q02
    >> Apr
    >>
    >> etc.
    >>






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