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  1. cravendc5

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    i have an evo and i have VERY important txt conversation that goes from november 2010 to today.

    i have sms backup + restore, and it saves it to my drive as a .xml file. its not a good way to me as the viewers all have failed and i cannot view them.

    i have tried the one that backs up to gmail, and it sets random numbers, like 3 txt in one email and 100 in the other.

    what is the best way to get a nice good HTML or viewable file that i can view them all in order? please help!
     

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    have you tried firefox? I haven't tried it, but I think a web browser should work (to some extent). XHMTL is like html done through XML. So I would think that most web browsers would have some way of handling XML.

    You could try Notepad++ or if you're on linux, I'd bet that gedit or whatever text editor you use will handle it.

    could try emacs too.

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    I think if you back up the XML file from SMS backup/restore on to your computer (or dropbox if you want some topnotch super backup) you should be fine.

    EDIT:
    I should add that this XML file will be formatted heavily, it won't be as easy to read as a web page, but the info should all be there, which you could then format yourself in any number of ways (.doc, .pdf, .html ...ect).
     
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    firefox wont open it. i need a way to be able to read the texts in order. is there any other way?
     
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    did you try any of the text editors I suggested. I'm sure that notepad++ would be able to open xml.

    It'll be my guess that these text messages won't look pretty, but the content should all be there.

    If you just want to back up the texts, using the SMS backup/restore option works, but even better if you back up the XML file to your harddrive and an online storage (email it to yourself or use dropbox)
     
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    nothing is working
     
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    Doing a search I find this about Notepad++:

    Free XML Formatting tool - Stack Overflow

     
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