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22 August 2006 @ 07:49 pm
Does anyone know a quicker way of downloading all your LJ posts rather than using the export tool (which only lets you do it month by month)? It's a bit silly, but when I started kisstheviolets, in 2002, I saved all my past online journal archives onto here, in the history, so I have my entire online journal on here from when I first started (february 1998!). I keep meaning to save all my entries because as silly as it sounds, I would really hate to lose all this history, especially as it's my only record of a lot of things that have happened (my paper journalling routines have always been up and down).

But the thought of going through and exporting the whole lot, month by month is a bit daunting, surely there must be an easier way? The FAQ says some LJ clients will let you do it, but I don't think mine (Semagic) does...

(it's really a bit scary rereading entries you wrote when you were 17, and realising what a horribly uneducated, uneloquent teenager you were...)

edit: oh, I'm so dumb sometimes. I had this bookmarked all along: LJ Archive. um... yeah. So, sharing! :D

edit 2: this LJ Archive tool is fabulous! It downloaded all 2400 of my entries in less than 10 minutes! And it downloads comments, icons, and all the html formatting (unlike the livejournal export tool). Highly recommend this one for backing up all your entries :)

Things I love currently:
Walkers Ready Salted potato crisps
♥ receiving Amazon orders
♥ my new electric blanket
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Aubreystarja on August 22nd, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
I wish there were an easier way; I just went through my old LJ and exported all my old entries to save before emptying it out completely. You may look and see if other clients do it; I don't know of the other ones because I don't use an LJ client!

I'm surprised LJ doesn't have a better export system, and even more surprised that they don't have an import system!
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on August 22nd, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)

LJ Book turns all your entries into a pdf file and even lets you save comments too. It's quick and easy and awesome. :D Love you too honey xxxx
◕ ◡ ◕chasethestars on August 22nd, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
love graffiti dancing in the streetsurban_ballerina on August 22nd, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
i need the same thing!
foxglovedfoxgloved on August 22nd, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oh! I had been thinking of saving my LJ entries recently. Too bad LJ Archive only works on Windows. I suppose I will save it to my family computer, then.
mai pen rai: citiesdeadstar_1 on August 22nd, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
mmmmm Walkers crisps! I love cheese & onion at the moment, but it does change :p
jessicasea__secret on August 23rd, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
glad you asked this--i also want a hard copy of all my LJ entries at some point too.

(and i miss you.)
Like a pure white diamond I'll shine on and on: Sarahkoocachoo on August 23rd, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Try their Potato Heads. The flavour is even stronger, yum!
Marnie: where the wild things aretypicalfemale on August 25th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Okay, so I feel really dumb for asking this, but what is the benefit of archiving older entries? Does it save up more space on your lj or something? I'm so confused!