Saving your IMVU chat logs


I take a lot of pictures because they are memories but the chat text or log is also sometimes helpful to have. So I try to remember to save my chat logs when I’m leaving. I am trying to get better but I still do forget sometimes. I’m getting better by saving the chats along the way if it’s important or after a sexy chat. This is helpful in case I forget when I close the window or if I crash.

I save the text into a word document. I copy a line or two with my mouse then use Control A, to select All of the text. Control C, copies the text and then Control V when i have a new document open. You can close the window after you copy the chat to the clip board but you can’t close IMVU all together or it will erase the chat in your clipboard.

After I paste the chat, I look at my pictures and select the most appropriate one, click on it and copy that, and then paste it into the top of the chat. I find that it’s much easier to remember a chat if I have a picture to go with the text. When you save a lot of chats this makes it easier to find the right chat. Try to describe the most important aspect of the chat, but the difference between saving pics is that you don’t have to include everyone’s names since the names are in the text. So when you search on a name, all of the chats with that name in them, will automatically show up.

I admit that I don’t go back and read chats as much as I probably should. But having them is helpful because you never know when someone is going to misunderstand something. I also find it’s interesting because I can search a directory on my computer for someone’s name and know if I ever talked to them before. This is helpful to me since I’m really bad with names.

I save chats but don’t share them with people very often, other than sometimes Holly or Gabby, the two people I’m the closest to. My general rule of thumb is that I don’t share anything that isn’t in everyone’s best interest. I don’t want anyone to think that what they say to me privately will get around to other people. The same goes for pictures. I take a lot of pictures but I try very hard to not use them in a way to hurt or annoy anyone. We all rely on our ability to speak freely. That’s part of the fun of this place, that what you say here stays here. So have fun and just use this as a way to hold onto the good feelings you get here.

8 responses

  1. oh what a perfect picture! i actually go back and re-read my logs a lot, they are all synced to my phone so since i commute a lot on subways and buses, it’s a nice quick fix. it always brings back a rush of memories and emotions and memories and happy feelings that always picks me up. also, in case you forget or imvu crashes, on windows at least imvu saves logs for the past couple hours of chats in C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\IMVU
    there’s a lot of junk in those logs and instead of names they have user-id numbers but you can write scripts to delete the junk. it’s interesting also to see different user numbers which are assigned in order. like S- who’s been here forever has a much much lower number than me for example.
    but yea, i never share any of the logs with anyone. for privacy reasons.

    May 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  2. Katy have you ever done that recovering a chat? I tried and couldn’t do it when I lost an important one. Not sure what I was doing wrong. I found what looked like the files there and went through them but it was all junk. I’m sure it’s somewhere but it’s not easy to find for sure.

    I actually wrote this before you sent the radio link. I’m going to write something more about that because that’s a whole different topic though it’s related. So glad you could comment even away overseas :-) Miss ya!

    May 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm

  3. ya, i did. there is a lot of junk in that file. but inside that junk there is the actual conversation. u just have to dig it out.

    May 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  4. I think I should add something else about this. You have to be VERY careful about sharing chats. It can cause more damage than good. In a long chat people can often find something to be upset about. They can see what they want and focus on the one bad thing or comment. So if at all possible just quote a part of it or describe what was said, don’t share chats if you don’t absolutely have to.

    March 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

  5. I have never been able to recover my chat logs if I crash. But I have over 6000 chats now. Yikes is that sick or what?! Like totally!

    February 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    • so if you crash, the chat logs should be in a folder like C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\IMVU

      and there’s a lot of other junk in there (some very interesting) but it takes a bit of work to extract the words, but I have a few tricks for that now too.

      February 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      • Cala Bash

        Can you share? what are those tricks for extracting chat from junk? :) Inquiring minds want to know…

        October 4, 2015 at 10:01 am

      • She has told me and I’m not bad with computers and I couldn’t really do it. I was never able to get a chat conv out of the cache. Katy is Wiley Coyote SUUUUUUPER Genius! ;) I wish I could recover it when I crash but never could. Oh well.

        December 16, 2015 at 5:42 pm

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