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How to modify chatlogs from the commandline


You can encrypt/decrypt existing logs (and more) from the commandline (Start > Run) with the logviewer application:

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Results of run > "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\Log Viewer.exe" /?

Note: strings which contain spaces need to be inside quotes. eg:
"C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\Log Viewer.exe" /encrypt="c:\my logs\contact1@hotmail.com.txt" /pwd="my password"




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Decrypt:
Start > run
type:
"C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\Log Viewer.exe" /decrypt="<full path to log that needs to be decrypted>"
<enter>
You will be prompted for the (old) password.

Note: the original encrypted file will not be deleted, you will have to do that manually.


Encrypt:
Start > Run
type:
"C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\Log Viewer.exe" /encrypt="<full path to the log that needs encrypting>" /pwd="my password"
<enter>
Replace "my password" with your password.

Note: the original unencrypted file will not be deleted, you will have to do that manually.


If you need to decrypt and/or encrypt more than one file then the DecryptAll.bat (decrypting) and/or EncryptAll.bat (encrypting) included in DecryptEncryptAll.zip made by CookieRevised may be of help. These batch files will decrypt or encrypt all the log files of Messenger Plus! Live which exist in a folder and its subfolders when run from inside that folder (these also delete the original logfiles after successful decrypting/encrypting).


Changing password on encrypted files:
For chatlogs made with Plus!Live (any build):

Start > Run
type:
"C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\Log Viewer.exe" /changepwd="C:\MyLogs\contactemail@hotmail.com.ple" /newpwd="test"
<enter>
You will be prompted to fill in the old password.

(replace "C:\MyLogs\contactemail@hotmail.com.ple" with the full path to the logfile you wish to alter the pw for and "test" with your new password. Note: strings wich contain spaces need to be put inside quotes)

Now for logs made with Plus!3 it's a different story, you will need to decrypt them and then re-encrypt them with the new password (see above howto). The logs will then not be readable by Plus!3 anymore, in other words if you still use Plus!3 at some point and log the chats Plus!3 will create a new log, not add to the one you altered.


Explanation other optional switches:
  • /Dest - Destination, use this switch if you wish to put the endfile in another folder or use another filename.
    Requires full path + filename including extension (.ple for encrypted, .txt for unencrypted files)
  • /KeySize - to alter/set the encryption strenght of the file
    Without, logs will be encrypted at strength set in Plus > Preferences > Conversations > Logs Encryption
  • /Overwrite - overwrites file if a file with the same name already exists
  • /Partial - makes sure everything possible from an encrypted file gets decrypted if the log got corrupted. Not using /Partial would result in an error and no output file whereas with /Partial the parts that didn't get corrupted will be written to a file.
  • /Hint - to set a password hint

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This post was edited on 08-05-2008 at 10:38 AM by Sunshine.
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05-06-2007 02:49 PM
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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
what can u do if u have lost<forgot> the password??
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Chat Log password...plz!
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In short, you can't do anything if you don't have the password.
There wouldn't be much point of having a password if it could be bypassed, would it?
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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
I use a password to encrypt my log files. I want to be asked for the password from the first time I press view chat logs. Now when you press view chat logs, it open the chat organizer windows ans you are able to see all contacs and existing chat files which is not what I want.

Then you choose one contact and to see the chat content you are asked for the password.. but this is not what i want because i do not want anybody using my PC know that I record my chat and with wich contacts I did it

Some suggestion?
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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
You cannot prevent other people using your Windows account from knowing that you record your conversations.

Set a passwod for your Windows account (Control panel>User Accounts>your account name>Set a password) and if it asks you*1, make your My Documents folder hidden for other accounts, then create a new account for other people who use your computer (Control panel>User Accounts>Create a new account)

(*1) If it doesn't ask, then it means your hard disk's file system is not NTFS. You can convert it without losing any file, open Start>Programs>Accessories>Command ...., then type in the black window "convert [your hard disk's letter, most of the time C]: /fs:ntfs" without quotation marks and hit Enter.

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convert C: /fs:ntfs

It will be converted next time your computer is started.
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Originally posted by Sunshine
Encrypt:
Start > Run
type:
"C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\Log Viewer.exe" /encrypt="<full path to the log that needs encrypting>" /pwd="my password"
<enter>
Replace "my password" with your password.
I noticed that while encrypting files with this command line, we don't need to enter our password at the end of the command line. Because if we don't type any password there, Log Viewer's "Password Required" window pops-up and asks for the password which will be used to encrypt the file. And when you type your password in that window, it encrypts the file with that password successfully. So Patchou, you can consider surrounding /Pwd=password item with brackets in the Accepted Command Line Arguments window like:

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/Encrypt=srcfile [/Pwd=password] [/Dest=dstfile]...
I think this would be more useful to keep the pwd secret because command line window keeps a history of things entered there and other people may see the password there.
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Hey

I have a problem :(

I would like to send the encripted logfiles to some friends as a file via MSN, but it is not possible, cause my freinds dont have the logviewer, and so i wanted to cobvert the file in an html file! is that possible? Or ist it possible to send my freind the files without that they install the log viewer?

Thanks
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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
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Hey

I have a problem :(

I would like to send the encripted logfiles to some friends as a file via MSN, but it is not possible, cause my freinds dont have the logviewer, and so i wanted to cobvert the file in an html file! is that possible? Or ist it possible to send my freind the files without that they install the log viewer?

Thanks
Sunshine were explaining exactly the required procedure you must follow in the beginning of this thread :/ Decrypt them and send them! (Once they're decrypted, they will be html or txt according to their format and they'll be able to be opened by your friends without the need of logviewer.)

Also feel free to share Messenger Plus! Live with your friends ;)
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Decrypt:
Start > run
type:
"C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\Log Viewer.exe" /decrypt="<full path to log that needs to be decrypted>"
<enter>
You will be prompted for the (old) password.

Note: the original encrypted file will not be deleted, you will have to do that manually.

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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
hi,
can someone help me please. im trying to open my msn chat log but after i enter the password i get a box saying
(This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. Creat an association in the Set Associations control panel.)

i have no idea what to do, any help would be appreciated.
thanx :)
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RE: Encrypting, decrypting etc. of Plus! chatlogs
It seems to me that the Log Viewer.exe is missing on your system or something else. I think reinstalling Messenger Plus! Live is the first and easiest thing you can try to solve the problem..

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