Working with AIMPR

Working with AIMPR

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Just press the Select Messenger... button on the toolbar, and select (from the list) the messenger you want to get login and password information for. Then, the program may prompt you to select the file name to get information from, or it will get everything directly from your system. Here are the details (and what particular versions of supported instant messengers AIMPR has been tested with; actually, it should work with other ones as well, but that have to be verified):

 

ICQ

 

For versions up to 2002, the ICQ database (the one you have to select) looks like XXXXXX.DAT, where XXXXXX is the ICQ UIN (only digits); for example, if UIN is 1234567, then the file should be 1234567.DAT. Please note that for ICQ 98a, that's mandatory for proper AIMPR operation, i.e. if the file will have another name, the password will not be recovered. Also, you should have (also for this particular version, i.e. ICQ 98a) the file named XXXXXX.IDX, located in the same folder where the DAT file is. Versions tested: all from 98a to ICQPro 2003b build 3916, including ICQLite.

 

For ICQ version 2003 (and ICQLite 4.x), password is no longer stored in the database file, but written (in encrypted form) in Windows Registry. So there is a separate menu item in AIMPR for this version.

 

Please note that in modern ICQ versions, there is a new option (during installation): "This computer is used by:", and available selections are "Only myself" and "Varous users". More information is available in ICQ documentation: Public & Private Modes; as stated there, if ICQ is installed in Public Mode, then passwords are not saved at all, and so AIMPR will not be able to recover them (giving an appropriate error message).

 

For ICQ 6.0+, only password Backup/Restore feature is available.

 

AOL Instant Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested:

 

1.75.574

3.0.1466

4.1.2010

4.3.2229

4.3.2229

4.6.0073

4.7.2480

6.0.4.5 (beta)

6.0.28.1

6.1.32.1

6.5.4.16

6.5.12.1

6.8.12.4

6.9.1.2 (beta)

6.9.14.5

6.9.17.2

7.0.10.18 (beta)

7.1.6.4

7.3.14.1

7.4.5.12

7.5.11.9

 

Important: in AOL Instant Messenger versions from 4.8 to 5.x , the password were not stored locally, so it cannot be recovered by AIMPR – the program shows Unsupported version message. In all versions till 4.7 (incl.) and from 6.0 and up, the passwords are stored (and so can be recovered) again. Please also note that only AIM account password is recovered, but not the Facebook password (if you have set an option to connect your AIM and Facebook accounts).

 

Note: there are a few messengers that are built on the same kernel as AOL IM, and so they are also supported:

 

CompuServe Instant Messenger, CompuServe 4.1.2010

Netscape AOL Instant Messenger v4.3.2229

 

AIM Triton

 

All information is stored in common.cls file which is located in <Documents and Settings>\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\AOL\UserProfiles\All Users\cls\ folder. Versions tested: 1.0.2, 1.1.4 beta, 1.2.71.1, 1.2.80.1.

 

AIM Pro

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versiona tested: 1.1.0 (build 207), 1.3.0 (build 260), 1.4.0 (build 272), 1.5.0 (build 291).

 

Yahoo! Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested:

 

Build 716 (MyYahoo module 314)

Build 736 (MyYahoo module 333)

Build 3,0,0,764 (MyYahoo module 2,0,0,344)

Build 3,5,0,844 (MyYahoo module 2,0,0,352)

Build 4,0,0,943 (MyYahoo module 2,0,0,355) (Beta)

Build 4,1,0,992 (MyYahoo module 2,0,0,360

Build 4,1,0,997 (MyYahoo module 2,0,0,360)

Build 4,1,0,998 (MyYahoo module 2,0,0,360)

Build 5,0,0,1018 (MyYahoo module 3,0,0,411) (Beta)

Build 5,0,0,1052 (MyYahoo module 3,0,0,427)

Build 5,0,0,1054 (MyYahoo module 3,0,0,429)

Build 5,0,0,1059 (MyYahoo module 3,0,0,431)

Build 5,0,0,1229 (MyYahoo module 3,0,0,447)

Build 5.5.0.1250 (MyYahoo Module 5.5.0.454)

Build 5,5,0,1254 (MyYahoo module 5,5,0,456)

Build 5,6

Build 6,0

Build 7,0

Build 7,5 beta

 

Note: Yahooligans! Messenger is also supported (tested on version 3,0,0,777), because it is built on the same kernel as Yahoo! Messenger.

 

For Yahoo! Messenger 7.5 (release) and above (including 8.x and 9.x), only password Backup/Restore feature is available.

 

MSN Messenger Service

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested:

 

1.0.0893

2.0.0085

2.1.1047

3.0.0286

3.5.0077

3.6.0025

3.6.0026

3.6.0039

4.5.0121

4.6.0076

4.6.0077

4.6.0082

5.0.0537

6.0.0268

6.1.0155

6.2

7.0 (beta)

7.5

8.1.0068

 

The program also supports Windows Messenger 4.x for Windows XP (tested on versions 4.0.0155 and 4.7.0041), as well as SIM and Exchange protocols for MSN Messenger 5.1.

 

Windows Live Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 8.0, 8.1.0106, 8.1.0168, 8.1.0178, 8.5, 2009 (builds 14.0.8064.206, 14.0.8089.726), 2011(build 15.4.3502.922, build 15.4.3508.1109, build 15.4.3555.308), 2012 (build 16.4.3505.912).

 

The program also supports Messenger Plus! Live (Windows Live Messenger extension).

 

Microsoft Office Communicator / Microsoft Lync

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 2005, 2007, 2007 R2, 2010 (4.0.7577.0), 2013 (15.0.4420.1017).

 

Google Talk

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 1.0.0.66, 1.0.0.86, 1.0.0.92, 1.0.0.98, 1.0.0.100, 1.0.0.104, 1.0.0.105, Labs Edition: 1.0.0.0 beta).

 

Odigo

 

All information is stored in *.odu files. Versions tested: 3.0 beta (Build 537), 3.6 and 4.0.

 

Trillian

 

All information is stored in aim.ini, msn.ini and yahoo.ini files. Versions tested: 0.6351, 0.721, 1.0 Pro, 2.0, 2.012, 2.013, 3.0, 3.1, 3.1.5, 3.1.7, 3.1.9, 3.1.10, 3.1.11, 3.1.12.0, 3.1.13.0, 3.1.14.0.

 

Trillian Astra

 

All information is stored in accounts.ini file. Versions tested: 4.0.0.111, 4.0.0.117, 4.1.0.24, 4.2.0.22, 5.0.0.26, 5.0.0.33, 5.1.0.19, 5.2.0, 5.3.0.16, 5.6.0.5.

 

Excite Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 1.0.3.2, 2.0.0.23, 2.1.1.65, 3.0.

 

Excite Private Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 1.0.2.2.

 

AT&T IM Anywhere

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: beta v1.6.7, 3.1 and 3.2.

 

T-Online Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 4.0 (01.07.2001), 4.5 build 1832, 5.0, 5.5.

 

Match Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 1.05 and 2.0.

 

Praize IM

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 2.0, 2.1, 2.5, 3.0 (build 673), 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 5.0 beta.

 

ScreenFIRE

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 3.2 build 06202000.

 

ACD Express Communicator

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 2.02 (Build 20010430).

 

Imici Messenger

 

All information is stored in accounts_bf.cfg file. Version tested: 3.0.2-5 and 3.4.5.

 

Prodigy IM

 

All information is stored in *.odu files. Version tested: 3.1 beta (build 576 and build 5771).

 

PowWow Messenger

 

All information is stored in *.ini files in Windows folder. Version tested: 4.22 (Build 2092901).

 

Jabber IM / MomentIM

 

All information is stored in config.xml file in Jabber folder. Versions tested: 1.10.0.6, 2.0.2.0, 3.0.0.171, 3.1, 3.2, 5.2.1.

 

Kellster IM

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: B0.9.36 and 1.00.08.

 

PalTalk

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 4.0 build 389, 5.0, 5.0 PV71 Build 496, 5.0 final build 524, 5.0 final build 553, 7.0, 8.0, 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1 beta, 9.2, 9.4, 9.5, 9.7, 9.8, 9.9, 10.0, 10.2, 11.7.

 

Indiatimes messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0. Note: password encryption (in the messenger itself) has a bug in the implementation, so some non-English passwords are stored (and so recovered) incorrectly!

 

Miranda

 

All information is stored in *.dat files (as for ICQ, as far as it is just an ICQ replacement) in program folder. Versions tested: 0.1.2.1, 0.2.1, 0.3, 0.3.2, 0.3.3, 0.4.0.1, 0.5, 0.5.1, 0.6.0, 0.6.8, 0.7.0 - 0.7.3, 0.7.10, 0.8 alfa, 0.8.0.14 beta, 0.8.0.22, 0.7.19 (0.8.0.34 beta), 0.8.5, 0.8.6, 0.8.15, 0.9.4, 0.9.6, 0.9.23, 0.9.52, 0.10.7, 0.10.8, 0.10.34, 0.10.55. Note: password encryption (in the messenger itself) has a bug in the implementation, so some non-English passwords are stored (and so recovered) incorrectly!

 

Tiscali

 

All information is stored in *.ini files in some subfolders of the program folder. Versions tested: v.2.0.8 build 18, 2.1.1.1 and 2.2.

 

Ya.com Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 2.0.

 

Rediff Bol

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 2.0.2, 7.0, 8.0.

 

Sify Buzz

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 1.00 and 1.2.

 

Devil

 

All information is stored in *.dat files in Users subfolder of the program folder. Versions tested: 1.06.013.

 

Tencent QQ

 

All information is stored in oicq2000.cfg files in Dat subfolder of the program folder. Version tested: 200b build 0710b.

 

Please note that starting from version 2000c build 0630c, password is no loner saved locally, and so cannot be recovered at all.

 

The program also supports QQ (Africa Edition) – it is a clone of Tencent QQ, but based on the old engine, where the password has been still stored and so can be recovered. Version tested: 1.37.

 

&RQ

 

All information is stored in andrq.ini files in UIN subfolders (where UIN is the ICQ Unique Identification Number) of the program folder. You will have to locate these files yourself (and provide the full path to AIMPR), because &RQ does not have an installation program and so it is not known where its program folder is. Verions tested: 0.9.3.9, 0.9.4.6, 0.9.4.11 and 0.9.4.16.

 

Ipswitch Instant Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 1.00, 1.01, 1.0.3.20 Built 2003.08.29, 1.0.4.30 Built 2003.12.15 (both server and client), 2.0, 2.01, 2.03, 2.05 (aka 2006), 2.06, 2.08, 2.0.9.1 (client: 2.08.1), 2.1.1, 11.5 sp1, 12.0, 12.3, 12.5.3.

 

Eighth Wonder Catax

 

All information is stored in catax.4.1.cfg file in program folder. Version tested: 4.12.

 

Simple Instant Messenger

 

All information is stored in icq.conf file, located in UIN subfolder under Application Data folder (the location of Application Data folder itself depends on the operating system. Versions tested: 0.8.1, 0.8.3, 0.9.1, 0.9.3, 0.9.4.1, 0.9.5 (Development version).

 

Vista IM

 

All information is stored in files under Application Data folder. Version tested: 2.0.0.4049.

 

GAIM / Pidgin

 

All information is stored in .gaimrc file in the folder defined by USERPROFILE, HOME or HOMEPATH envonment variables. Versions tested: 0.67, 0.74, 0.76, 1.0.0, 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 2.0 beta 5, 2.0.0, 2.2.0 - 2.2.2, 2.4.1, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.6, 2.6.2, 2.6.5, 2.6.6, 2.7.3, 2.7.11, 2.10.4, 2.10.6, 2.10.7, 2.10.11, 2.11.0.

 

imGiant Lite

 

All information is stored in .gaimrc file. Version tested: 2.2.

 

Global-IM

 

All information is stored in settings.xml file under Application Data folder. Versions tested: 1.0.23, 2.0.2, 2.0.5, 2.5.0.13.

 

Psi Jabber client

 

All information is stored in config.xml files in subfolders of the program folder. Versions tested: 0.9.1, 0.9.2, 0.9.3, 0.10, 0.11, 0.13, 0.14, 0.15.

 

Messenger2

 

Profile passwords are stored in profile.xml file that is located in the program folder (typically C:\Program Files\Messenger2). Passwords to ICQ, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger accounts for every profile are stored in acconts.xml file, that is located in \profiles\[profile_name] subfolder under the program folder (for Windows 9x) or \Documents and Settings\[profile_name]\Messenger2 folder (for Windows 2000 and XP). Versions tested: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.0.

 

Picasa Hello

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 1.0 (builds 549 and 651).

 

iWon

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 1.0.2.3.

 

Blowsearch

 

This messenger is based on Global-IM; passwords are stored in data.xml file under Application Data folder. Version tested: 2.1.0.

 

MessageMate

 

This messenger is based on Global-IM; passwords are stored in data.xml file under Application Data folder. Version tested: 2.0.6.

 

Meca Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 4.4.1.83, 5.0.1.9, 5.3.1.10, 5.3.1.15, 5.3.1.17, 5.3.1.18.

 

Qnext

 

All information is stored in config.xml file. Versions tested: 2.1.0.46, 2.3.663, 3.0, 3.0.1.36 beta, 3.0.1.66 beta, 3.0.5.5, 3.0.7, 4.0.0.16 (beta), 4.0.2.26 (beta), 4.0.4.42 (beta), 4.0.6.26(beta), 4.0.8.56 (beta), 4.0.10.8 (beta).

 

Bubbler (FiveAcross)

 

All information is stored in *.prefs files. Versions tested: 1.4 (build 241), 1.4.3 (build 246).

 

InterComm IM (Five Across)

 

All information is stored in *.prefs files. Version tested: 1.6.2.1 (build 269).

 

Easy Message

 

All information is stored in *.emp files. Version tested: 2.3.663.

 

QIP

 

All information is stored in config.ini file which is located in user's directory under <Program Files>\QIP\Users. Versions tested: 2005 (builds: 7810 alpha, 7940, 7995, 8010, 8020, 2005, 8030, 8050), 2010 (Build 4240), 2010 Build 5488, 2012 Build 4.0.7221, 2012 Build 4.0.9328, 2012 Build 4.0.9380; QIP Infium: build 9017, 9018, 9030, 9032, 9040.

 

Gizmo Project

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 2.0, 2.0.3.235, 3.1, 4.0, 4.0.2.361, 4.0.4.386, 4.0.5.389, 4.0.5.392, 4.0.5.400.

 

MySpace IM

 

All information is stored in profile.xml file. Versions tested: 1.0.265.0 beta, 1.0.337.0 beta, 1.0.529.0 beta, 1.0.673.0 beta, 1.0.716.0 beta, 1.0.754, 1.0.756, 1.0.789, 1.0.800, 1.0.823.

 

Exodus

 

All information is stored in exodus.xml file. Version tested: 0.9.1.0, 0.10.0.0.

 

Gadu-Gadu

 

All information is stored in config.dat file. Versions tested: 7.1, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0.0.8344 (Nowe Gadu-Gadu build 8344), 8.0.0.9453 (Nowe Gadu-Gadu build 9453), 10, 10.3.0.11999, 10.5.0.13096, 11.0.0.7463, 11.0.29.9632, 12.0.46.10883, 12.4.66.11778, 12.4.73.11901, 12.4.77. Note: if profile password is set, account password cannot be recovered, because the whole password is encrypted.

 

Mail.Ru Agent

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.10, 5.0, 5.2 (beta), 5.4, 5.5, 5.6. Note: starting from version 5.7, the password is not stored locally anymore, so it cannot be recovered by AIMPR – the program will show Unsupported version message. However, authentication data can be saved/restored (or moved to the other computer).

 

ScatterChat

 

All information is stored in accounts.xml file. Versions tested: 1.0.1, 1.0.2.

 

Just Another Jabber Client

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 0.0.8.115, 0.0.8.122, 0.0.8.124.

 

Maple Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 1.1.0.1.

 

Pandion

 

All information is stored in global.xml file. Version tested: 2.5, 2.6.70, 2.6.106.

 

IMVITE Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 1.9.

 

Oyco Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 4.6, 5.0 beta.

 

Imeem

 

All information is stored in settngs.dat file. Version tested: 2.8.6.2845.

 

IMVU

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 373.0, 382.0, 395.20, 403, 412, 420, 431, 443, 460, 472, 480, 493, 522.

 

Gajim

 

All information is stored in config file. Version tested: 0.11.1, 0.11.2, 0.12.1, 0.12.5, 0.13.2, 0.13.4, 0.14.1, 0.15.2.1, 0.16 beta 1, 0.16.3, 0.16.5.

 

ooVoo

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 1.6.1.10, 1.7.1.50, 2.1.0.51, 2.2.1.12, 2.6.0.20, 2.8.0.39, 3.0.4.38, 3.5.1.71, 3.5.3.22, 3.5.9.60, 3.6.9.5, 3.7.1.13.

 

Digsby

 

All information is stored in digsby.dat file. Versions tested: builds 17926, 18148, 21895, 24212, 24505, 26376, 28139, 30044, 30205, 30295.

 

qutIM

 

All information is stored in profilesettings.ini and accountsettings.ini files. Version tested: 0.2 beta, 0.2.0, 0.3 beta.

 

MDC (Multiple Direct Communicator)

 

All information is stored in ss.scs file. Versions tested: 1.0.3.2, 1.0.3.4, 1.0.4.1.

 

Omega Messenger

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 3.2.6, 3.5.

 

FAIM (Flat Assembler Instant Messenger)

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 0.21.

 

Wippien

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.5.0.

 

BigAnt

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Versions tested: 2.52, 2.59, 2.80, 2.92, 2.97, 2.98, 4.1.28.

 

Brosix

 

All information is stored in account.ini file stored in the Brosix folder under AppData. Versions tested: 3.7.2, 3.9.

 

Numbuzz

 

All information is extracted from Windows Registry. Version tested: 2.9.5.


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