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Export SMS as text file

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LordMobile
Posts: 26
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Export SMS as text file

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Hi, I know ovi suite can export sms and stuff into a backup file but I need the sms exported as plain text into a txt or csv file. I found no option to do this in ovi suite :smileysad: Please can you add the possibility to export sms text and maybe some info about the sms (date, sender/ receiver)? I remember this was already possible in some of Nokia's old tools before ovi suite was launched. Help is really appreciated!

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Mobile Guru
coolbelief
Posts: 1,664

Re: Export SMS as text file

Tru to use this app to export sms as vmg from ovi backup file (*.nbu) : http://sourceforge.net/projects/nbuexplorer/

Then use this app to convert VMG to other formats.
http://www.processtext.com/abcnokia.html
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Current Phones: Nokia N9, iPhone 4
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Advisor
LordMobile
Posts: 26

Re: Export SMS as text file

Thanks but this is more a request to the ovi suite product manager to put this as "feature" request to the backlog.
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Mobile Guru
coolbelief
Posts: 1,664

Re: Export SMS as text file

Then i hope you already know this is a user to user help forum, feel free to contact nokia directly via 'contact us' button above.
Previous Phones: 6600, 7610, 6230, 6230i, 1100, 1112, N70, N73, N95, N95 8GB, 5800XM, 5230, C5, iPhone 3GS, SE Xperia X10, N900, N8, SE Xperia Arc

Current Phones: Nokia N9, iPhone 4
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Advisor
LordMobile
Posts: 26

Re: Export SMS as text file

You mean nobody from the ovi suite team will ever read this? =/
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Mobile Guru
coolbelief
Posts: 1,664

Re: Export SMS as text file

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They may read this but they won't respond, please read this: /t5/Discussions-Guidelines/Guidelines-read-these-first/m-p/1#M2

 

Hopefully you'll get your answer in first few paragraphs, i asked you to contact Nokia directly if you want to say this to Nokia personally as you won't get any official response on this thread.

 

Good Luck.

Previous Phones: 6600, 7610, 6230, 6230i, 1100, 1112, N70, N73, N95, N95 8GB, 5800XM, 5230, C5, iPhone 3GS, SE Xperia X10, N900, N8, SE Xperia Arc

Current Phones: Nokia N9, iPhone 4
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Advisor
LordMobile
Posts: 26

Re: Export SMS as text file

Yeah I clicked on "Contact us" and searched for a while but there is no way to contact the ovi suite team...
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Employee
atammin
Posts: 110

Re: Export SMS as text file

Well, occasionally we do drop by here and read the forum :-)

 

Anyway, what you were originally requesting is in our "features to do" -list.

 

Thanks,

Aki

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Advisor
LordMobile
Posts: 26

Re: Export SMS as text file

Cool thing! :-)
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New Member
JohanS
Posts: 1

Re: Export SMS as text file

Brilliant, one of the key functions I miss in OVI compared to PC Suite.

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Registered Member
tbastani
Posts: 1

Re: Export SMS as text file

I just want to add my voice to the chorus: the simple, integrated export of SMS messages was one of the reasons I stuck with Nokia instead of jumping to Android. Please (re)include this feature !
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Contributor
Posts: 5

Re: Export SMS as text file

Export SMS and contacts was a standard feature in Nokia PC Suite. I don't understand why Nokia skipped this feature in OVI suite. A big mistake I think.

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Registered Member
Balzami
Posts: 2

Re: Export SMS as text file

Hi,

 

I was very concerned by this topic too and I never seen the result of your "features to do" -list. There is a solution today?

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Jimmy

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Registered Member
Balzami
Posts: 2

Re: Export SMS as text file

(I have a Nokia N9)

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