I tried to do as you said, but I haven 't found the Save button. Only Move to Folder, Download as XML, or as CSV, or as TEXT, Delete, Mark as Read, Mark as Unread buttons. I pressed Move to Folder, created a new Folder, but it only saved them in a new Folder which belongs to PD Forums. |
I know for me sometimes if I find something confusing - it really helps to have really detailed instructions so I hope this helps you. Btw - time is running out because steve said he is shutting down the forum on the morning of dec 26th.
Ok, here they are.
step one obviously is to click on your private messages button and once that is opened then click on the box next to each pm you want to save (if you have a ton of them to save - there is a fast way to click on all the boxes and what you do is at the top of each section (where it says where your messages are 2 weeks old or month old ) there will be a box on that same line and if you click on that box it will automatically put a checkmark next to each pm (if there are some pm's you don't want to save then all you have to do is just click on the box and the check mark will disappear). After you click on the box you will see that it has been highlighted in very light yellow.
Once you have put a checkmark next to all the pm's you want to save, then scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and where you see the words SELECTED MESSAGES (next to that will be the words move to folder) and then next to those words will be an upside down triangle and you click on that and scroll down and click on the words DOWNLOAD AS TEXT.
You then click on the box next to those words (the words say - go and then in parenthesis is the number of pm's you are saving). After you have clicked on that - that will bring up a new window and in the far left corner of that new window will be the words FILE DOWNLOAD.
In that window you would click on the save button and then that brings up a new window. Where it says file name - you can either keep the name it has or you can choose your own title for that file. You then hit the save button and then it will automatically save it to your computer usually in the file section it will be under the down load area and then that is it. I hope this helps.
The only disapointing thing is that it does not save the pm's exactly the way you see them in your private message box (meaning it does not save the avatars pictures and the words are a little different printed out). But other than than at least you are saving the words. If you want to save the pm exactly the way it is - then just copy and paste it to your email draft section and it will save everything like the avatar and so forth