MSN Messenger History Merger
Posted by Fernando Felman on March 21, 2007
As a consultant I’ve been sent to customers’ sites quite a lot. Many times I’m provided with a dedicated desktop for my work and I’m not allowed to plug my own laptop. This is usually no biggie as I’ve a USB flash drive that allows me to keep in sync all my settings, preferences, etc.
Saying that, there is one thing which I cannot keep in sync: the history files of the MSN Messenger. MSN Messenger saves conversations history in XML files – one file per recipient. Those files get updated every time a conversation is compete, e.g. every time the Messenger window is closed. This implementation means that each desktop saves its own history files and merging those history files is not an easy task. I tried to find a merging utility in the internet with no success so I’m left without options: I must implement the merging utility myself.
So, this is a long introduction to my latest open source project: the MSN History Merger. This utility will merge MSN Messenger history files from different instances into one complete history folder. The executable file can be downloaded from the Release page (no installation is required).
I do hope you’ll find it useful. If you do, please leave me a comment. Suggestions are also welcomed so feel free to use the discussion lists and the issues tracker to log suggestions and issues.