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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by TammyKSmith, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. TammyKSmith

    TammyKSmith Lurker
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    Can anyone please help me with a few android log files or recommend someone who can? I downloaded several logs from 2 android phones to my computer but I have no idea what I have or how to read them. I'm definitely no expert in this area lol.

  2. Deleted User

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    What's in the log files? Are you talking about application crash log files?
  3. TammyKSmith

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    Most of them are chat logs. I have several skype.raider logs and the ones like this from the live.me app:{"sensitiveType":0,"msgTimestamp":1542612509004,"fromUserId":"927569619911180288","objectName":"app:leavechatroommsgcontent","channelType":"TEMPGROUP","source":"","msgUID":"08134d8841164b179ea9f5028680c5ee","toUserId":"15425954666622419641","content":{"uid":"927569619911180288","commonData":"{\"userLevel\":7,\"watchSource\":1,\"watchSource2\":4,\"fanLevel\":0,\"guardType\":0}","name":"LM-0342F54DF91638","logo":"},"timestamp":1542612509004}

    Are these of any use if I'm trying to view the actual chat or identify ID#s?
    #3 TammyKSmith, Jan 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
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  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Log files are essentially for development purposes, diagnosing issues, monitoring processes, and other such tasks. They're generally not something a typical user will find useful to use. And while they're just text files that any text editor can view, their formatting makes their appearance to a reader quite different than what's seen when opening up a word processing document using a word processor app.
    All that said, it's unlikely just viewing a log file as is will help you very much. What problem(s) are you having that you think will be solved by viewing those log files?
  6. TammyKSmith

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    I'm gathering information for my divorce attorney. My husband had several hidden chat apps on 2 android phones. I purchased and ran a couple of restore and backup up programs, that's how I retrieved the logs. I just wasn't sure if there is a way I could use the app that created them to open any of the log files.
  7. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    OK, that does clarify things a bit. Again, log files are just text files so use a word processor or text editor app to view their contents. Just keep in mind there will probably be a lot of what appears to be gibberish that's mixed in with actual wording that you clearly recognize. That's cause you're viewing the log file directly as is. If you know just what app they were associated with, there's a chance that app might have had some kind of option in it's settings menu or in a menu option to view that actual, recognizable wording without what appears to be extraneous stuff.
    If you don't have a word processing app like MS Word installed, just copy those log files into your Google Drive and try to view them using Google Docs. Or copy them to a computer if you have access to one. Any desktop operating system has multiple ways to view text files.

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