AIM Buddy List Back Up?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Benjamindaines, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    Is there an app out there that will go onto the AIM network and back up your buddy list to a file on your computer?
  2. Paragon macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2006
    May not be quite the ticket for what you're after, but Adium works with AIM buddy lists, and can be linked to Address Books. Just a thought :)
  3. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    Well I don't know about any stand alone apps, but you could always use AOL's official Mac Instant Messanger client.

    Use it by logging into whatever AIM account you want to backup, then goto 'File' > 'Export' and it will save all your settings. (you can modify 'Export Options..' to only include backing up of your buddy list if you want so your not saving all the other stuff like connection/privacy/font stuff).

    Then if you ever need to restore your buddy list, log in again through AOL IM client and import the backup file you previously saved. So basically you can use the officialy AIM client as your backup app.

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