All my Pidgin accounts have disappeared
Barbara.Kroczak at Sun.COM
Thu Apr 24 00:00:03 EDT 2008
I actually recreated my 4 accounts and was thrilled to find that my
buddies were more or less all there on the servers. But I'll do what
you suggest for next time!
Etan Reisner wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 01:55:57PM -0700, Barbara Kroczak wrote:
>> I do have a accounts.xml file and a accounts.xml~ file in the
>> C:\Documents and Settings\Barbara Kroczak\Application Data\.purple folder.
>> What should I do with one of both of these?
> You'll need to open them both up in your favorite text editor and see if
> either of them contains your account information (a simple diff would be a
> good start if you have a file comparison tool available). Assuming one of
> the files is mostly complete you'll need to figure out if it is a valid
> xml file.
> The first thing you want to do is back both of those files up somewhere
> safe so that you don't lose anything they might happen to contain. Then
> if the accounts.xml~ file looks to be more-or-less complete you can try
> copying it as accounts.xml and seeing if pidgin loads your accounts
> correctly. There isn't much process to follow here, you just need to hope
> that one of the accounts.xml files contains your account data and that you
> can make it valid enough for pidgin to load (always making sure to keep a
> pristine backup of the originals so you can keep trying from).
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