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Old 01-25-2008, 10:55 AM   #1
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Exactly where are chat files(Frost Wire/folder usr/)stored on my ....


...PC?
I know they are somewhere locally..I have found the folder, usr/lib/Frostwire.Exactly how do i access it to find the chat files?
Thanks...ps: Googled and cant find anything?
 
Old 01-25-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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I'd look for a .frostwire/ folder in your home directory, the "." makes it hidden, so you would need to enable showing of hidden folders in your file manager. I don't use Frostwire, so I don't know if it even stores them.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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I'd look for a .frostwire/ folder in your home directory, the "." makes it hidden, so you would need to enable showing of hidden folders in your file manager. I don't use Frostwire, so I don't know if it even stores them.
Thanks.By opening Thunar File manager and then hitting ctrl-H this automatically shows hidden files..Now how do i find the folder with the chat files??
 
Old 01-25-2008, 01:20 PM   #4
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Like I said, if it does store them, it would be in a folder something like .frostwire/ in the home directory. It couldn't really store them anywhere else except the home folder, it doesn't have permission.

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Old 01-25-2008, 02:08 PM   #5
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Like I said, if it does store them, it would be in a folder something like .frostwire/ in the home directory. It couldn't really store them anywhere else except the home folder, it doesn't have permission.
What steps do i take to view the files?
Is there anyone out here who knows the exact steps A TO B on how to retirieve the chat files?
Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2008, 02:11 PM   #6
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What steps do i take to view the files?
Is there anyone out here who knows the exact steps A TO B on how to retirieve the chat files?
Thanks
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I have located the folder,actually located it yesterday and have been attempting to find the chat files,however there are many folders sub folders etc and i just can't find which one..I likely will, if i keep at it,however i don't have a huge time line to do this..Can anyone help?
 
Old 01-26-2008, 07:04 AM   #7
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I've looked aound a bit in .frostwire, and I don't think frostwire logs your chats at all. In frostwire's options, there is no option on where to save logged chats, or even to log chats or to disable chat logging. I don't believe it's a feature of frostwire at all at the moment...

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Old 01-26-2008, 07:07 AM   #8
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su to root

find /home -type f | grep <username> ,where 'username' is the chat name of the person you're interested it watching.

find /home -type f | grep <some word> , where 'someword' is a word you would expect to show up in the chat.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 07:27 PM   #9
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su to root

find /home -type f | grep <username> ,where 'username' is the chat name of the person you're interested it watching.

find /home -type f | grep <some word> , where 'someword' is a word you would expect to show up in the chat.
If i am correct,typing in the above will point out any typed in words in xbuntu? I am a little confused? I gather Frost wire doesn't save the info but i recall in XP(i hate saying that)i could go into the files and view recent info...such as chats but that was MSN ..so i am just confused as i know that anything that comes across a PC is saved somewhere?,especially typed in conversations etc..However just where would those chat files be??
Thanks for your help
 
Old 01-26-2008, 07:34 PM   #10
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su to root

find /home -type f | grep <username> ,where 'username' is the chat name of the person you're interested it watching.

find /home -type f | grep <some word> , where 'someword' is a word you would expect to show up in the chat.
I have only used the command terminal a few times,you will have to excuse me but what do i type in exactly once i open the terminal?
Thanks
 
Old 01-26-2008, 08:10 PM   #11
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Just cut and past everything from "find" until you hit the > symbol. Don't actually type <some word>, replace everything between < > including the < > with whatever word or username you are looking for. If your conversation included the word "pirates" or the user named "bunny" you would type in exactly this....

find /home -type f | grep bunny

or

find /home -type f | grep pirates

I would add the -i option, which just tells grep to ignore case when searching for those words.....like this....

find /home -type f | grep -i pirates

Good luck...

David

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Old 01-26-2008, 10:07 PM   #12
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Just cut and past everything from "find" until you hit the > symbol. Don't actually type <some word>, replace everything between < > including the < > with whatever word or username you are looking for. If your conversation included the word "pirates" or the user named "bunny" you would type in exactly this....

find /home -type f | grep bunny

or

find /home -type f | grep pirates

I would add the -i option, which just tells grep to ignore case when searching for those words.....like this....

find /home -type f | grep -i pirates

Good luck...

David
I am sorry bro but i am even more confused now lol
I am a total Linux virgin,i've been brain washed by MS Windows and am slowly seeing the light.....So all of what i am learning is new.
Ok so open the Terminal.and type in find /home -type f | grep....after grep type key words i am searching for? correct?
..Ultimately i am attempting to find info in chats(Frost Wire),i really do not know what was said in the chats,so won't i be just fishing by going this terminal root?
Thanks for the tips.
ANY LINUX SECURITY SPECIALIST OR DATA RECOVERY PEOPLE OUT HERE! PLEASE HELP.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 10:23 PM   #13
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I am sorry bro but i am even more confused now lol
I am a total Linux virgin,i've been brain washed by MS Windows and am slowly seeing the light.....So all of what i am learning is new.
Ok so open the Terminal.and type in find /home -type f | grep....after grep type key words i am searching for? correct?
..Ultimately i am attempting to find info in chats(Frost Wire),i really do not know what was said in the chats,so won't i be just fishing by going this terminal root?
Thanks for the tips.
ANY LINUX SECURITY SPECIALIST OR DATA RECOVERY PEOPLE OUT HERE! PLEASE HELP.
I typed in what you said and got this-paths must precede expression??
Am i not typing in right,spaces etc,is it all typed in as above no spaces?
 
Old 01-26-2008, 10:37 PM   #14
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Right. Find just searches for files with the words you are searching for in the file name. I would bet money that the chat you are hoping to find was never logged at all. You can't find what isn't there. There are instant messengers that will log your chat for you, if you set them up to log the chat. I don't think frostwire logs your chat at all. You can't find what isn't there. The find command in the terminal is just some people here trying a long shot just to help you out. Even if you type everything in perfectly, I don't think there is anything there to find. That find command isn't formatted correctly anyway, I don't think. We didn't tell find what to look for, is what it's complaining about. In any event, even if we get the syntax right, it won't work, as frostwire doesn't log your chats. I could be wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure I'm not.

Best of luck though....

David
 
Old 01-26-2008, 10:41 PM   #15
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Right. Find just searches for files with the words you are searching for in the file name. I would bet money that the chat you are hoping to find was never logged at all. You can't find what isn't there. There are instant messengers that will log your chat for you, if you set them up to log the chat. I don't think frostwire logs your chat at all. You can't find what isn't there. The find command in the terminal is just some people here trying a long shot just to help you out. Even if you type everything in perfectly, I don't think there is anything there to find. That find command isn't formatted correctly anyway, I don't think. We didn't tell find what to look for, is what it's complaining about. In any event, even if we get the syntax right, it won't work, as frostwire doesn't log your chats. I could be wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure I'm not.

Best of luck though....

David
Thanks a million
Would you know of a Key logger for xbuntu..One which is easy to install and operate.
Thanks alot!
 
  


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