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Had to Change Apple ID.  Lost all Messages.

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Had to change Apple ID because I no longer have access to the email address that I had been using for my Apple ID.  Now i have lost all my Messages on my Mac.  Is there anyway to get them back?  If not, is there anyway to save the Messages that are on my iPad before I make the change on my iPad and lose the messages forever?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to scribler41)



    iMessages are linked ti the ID that was used.


    On the iPad they are Gone.


    If you have a Mac then in Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.2 you can use the same Apple ID

    Then in the Preferences > Messages you can choose to Save History on closing the conversation.


    The Chats/Conversations  are then Saved on the Mac (in ~/Library/Messages/Archive)




    9:48 PM      Wednesday; November 14, 2012

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously


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