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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by TBotNik, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
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    All,

    I have an LG K20+ running Android 7.0 and a friend keeps sending me links via text and I need to capture these into a .txt (text file not text app), so I can email them to myself and then play them on my Win Latop.

    What is the procedure to save these texted links into a text file?

    All help appreciated!

    Cheers!

    TBNK
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Long press on the texts that he sends you, choose copy, then open an email and paste it into it. Send to yourself or save as a draft. Open in your computer and there you go, just click on the link
     
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  3. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
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    Dannydet,

    I see you think I'm a noob, but I mean copying/saving the entire text box from this individual as I will never ever copy anything one by one!

    Cheers!

    TBNK
     
  4. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member

    Most messaging apps allow you to long press the text bubble, which will produce a checkmark next to the bubble which allows yo to save all contents to clipboard, then you can past it to a text editor. Not sure why Dannydets advice won't work, I don't understand the "one by one" statement. Additionally, if you wanna get really geeky, make a Tasker profile that will automatically email any incoming texts from a specific user to your email account.
     
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  5. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
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    Trying to copy the entire set of conversations with that person, not an individual text. Individual text copying is one-by-one, the entire text inbox is the only thing that will work for me. I'm not a noob or dummy, so know all about one-by-one; but with well over 300, I'd be copying all day and not doing that. This process should be the same on all phones with Android 7.0!

    I'll look on Google play to see what tools exist! I'm already "ROOTED" on my phone so can see the entire "texting" folder, just need to know how to extract the exact persons conversations from that!
     
  6. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member

    So send the whole thing to your computer and write a perl script to extract what you want. Probably do that with awk.
     
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  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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  8. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
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  9. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    perl and PHP are different applications, but I'm not sure what that has to do with xml?
     
  10. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
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  11. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
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    Garbs all SMS and does not let you select by User/Contact. Looking at the PRO version to see if that is a feature there!

    Cheers!

    TBNK
     
  12. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    You'll find it under the advanced settings.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
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    The "Free" version says "Advanced Settings not Supported", so guess it's pro if I want that feature!

    Cheers!

    TBNK
     
  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    That's odd, because I don't have the pro version, but I do have advanced options.
     
  15. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
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    The options are there but get that message when I activate it. Guess it's something they changed in newer versions as I'm guessing yours is an older version.

    Cheers!
     
  16. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    No, I just installed it on my beater phone to test it for you. SMS Backup and Restore. You select backup now and then it brings you to the screen where you set the backup file, location, etc.

    Screenshot_20201013-144916_SMS_Backup_&_Restore.png

    Then tap on advanced and you can pick the conversation.

    Screenshot_20201013-144922_SMS_Backup_&_Restore.png
     
  17. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member

    Ummm... Huh?
     
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