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Copying Msn Logs To Usb Via .bat


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Hey guys.

I am trying to find a way to copy all Windows Live Messenger logs onto a USB-drive, but I've run into some problems:

The default directory for saving logs are:

%USERPROFILE%\Recieved Files\[Name of email + random numbers]\History

So i was wondering whether I could check all folders in %USERPROFILE%\Recieved Files for a subfolder named "History", and then copy that folder?

My problem is, that I'm not quite sure what the name of the email and these random numbers are, but I know for certain, that there will be a "History"-folder inside the unknown folder.

//ödipush

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Allright, I've been digging further.

It seems like I can use the "DIR /S"-command to dump a list of all directories and their subfolders.

Right know I got this:

dir /S "%USERDATA%\Documents\Recieved Files">"%~d0\Backup\LogList.txt"

Now I need a way to automatically look trough "LogList.txt" and find a way to navigate to the folder that contains a folder named "History"

In Linux it would be possible to use "|grep" but it seems like that option doesn't exist in Windows?

Semirelated: Would it be possible to use wildcards in a .bat-file, and find the folder that way?

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Allright, I've been digging further.

It seems like I can use the "DIR /S"-command to dump a list of all directories and their subfolders.

Right know I got this:

dir /S "%USERDATA%\Documents\Recieved Files">"%~d0\Backup\LogList.txt"

Now I need a way to automatically look trough "LogList.txt" and find a way to navigate to the folder that contains a folder named "History"

In Linux it would be possible to use "|grep" but it seems like that option doesn't exist in Windows?

Semirelated: Would it be possible to use wildcards in a .bat-file, and find the folder that way?

Hi ödipush,

Try using the following command to search through a single file.

type <filename> | find "keywords"

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