Turning on the AIM Log Feature

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Access the AIM Log Settings

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To turn on the AIM log feature, click "Edit" at the top of the AIM Buddy List and select "Settings" to continue. Then, select the the "IM Archives" tab.

Shortcut. Press F7, then select the "IM Archives" tab to continue to AIM logging.

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Enabling the AIM Log Feature

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Next, turn on the AIM log feature by clicking the radio box next to the words "Archive IMs." AIM users also have the option of logging your AIM Chat Room conversations.

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Saving AIM Log Files on Your PC

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Next, select where you would like to save your AIM log files. AIM automatically creates a file for each AIM users. If you would rather save these AIM logs elsewhere on your computer, select "Browse" (as highlighted above) and choose the appropriate file where AIM logs will be saved.

Press "Apply" at the bottom to enable AIM logging.

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Finding Your AIM Log

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In order to find your AIM log files, select the "View Archives" button in the "IM Archives" section of the your AIM settings. The file containing your your AIM log will open on the desktop, from which you can read AIM log files of old conversations.

If no AIM log files can be found, AIM logging is not enabled. Enabling AIM logging.

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How to Clear, Remove AIM Log Files

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Need to delete your AIM log files? In the "IM Archives" section of the AIM settings panel, click "Clear All Archives" to remove your AIM log files.

Note AIM Logging will still be enabled, so any further AIM conversations will be captured in your AIM log file.