Help:Howto/Import ICQ history from other clients

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  • download and unpack custom Miranda build.
  • enter UIN/password in account manager (☰ → Accounts).
  • go online once to download contacts from the server.
  • export all contacts to .ini file: ☰ → DatabaseDatabase Editor++Export menu → All contacts).
  • you can delete custom Miranda build now.
  • download and unpack Miranda NG 0.95.8.1.
  • download DbEditorPP and ImportTXT plugins, unpack them to Miranda NG 0.95.8.1 folder.
  • launch Miranda NG 0.95.8.1, create new profile, create ICQ account in account manager (☰ → Accounts), enter UIN/password.
  • import contacts from .ini file: ☰ → DatabaseDatabase Editor++Import menu → From a file. Contacts will appear in the contact list.
  • import ICQ history into specific contact (right click by contactImport history):
    • choose template, according to client (e.g., QIP import pattern for QIP 2005, QHF files for QIP 2012).
    • choose file containing history (e.g., %APPDATA%\Roaming\QIP\Profiles\<имя профиля>\History\InfICQ_<UIN>.qhf for QIP 2012).
    • press Start.
  • repeat the import procedure for each contact.
  • close Miranda NG 0.95.8.1.
  • download the current Miranda version, create new profile, create ICQ account in account manager (☰ → Accounts), enter UIN/password.
  • import (Main menuImport...) Miranda NG 0.95.8.1 database (<Miranda folder>\Profiled\<profile name>\<profile name>.dat). When importing, select the menu item Import all contacts and all settings.