Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

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Re: Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

Unread post by Saul » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:38 am

Welcome to the forum David, great to have you here :)

I am sure we will come up with a solution one way or another. We are definitely not going to let all those resources and hard work disappear from the web (Y)
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Re: Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

Unread post by JK1974 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:07 am

Just a little side-note on https://github.com/IgnoredAmbience/yahoo-group-archiver: A few hours ago, the script finally has been fixed so that the download does not stop if there is a file that has been marked as malware by Yahoo. Therefore, I was able to download the five groups I mentioned some posts ago with (apparently) no problems.
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Re: Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

Unread post by JK1974 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:36 pm

In the issues area of the Yahoo Group Archiver script, someone mentioned https://nuitka.net/pages/overview.html, a tool that converts a Python script into an executable Windows-EXE.
Well... it works! I created a 64-bit EXE and a 32-bit EXE that worked flawlessly on a Windows 10 machine and a Windows 7 32-Bit VM without any Python runtime installed.

How to use:
1) Extract the attached archive e.g. to the Windows desktop
2) Start cmd.exe (Windows command line)
3) Go to the desktop (e.g. by using the command "cd %homepath%\Desktop")
4) Go to the extracted directory (e.g. "cd yahoo-groups-archiver_20191106")
5) Visit Yahoo Groups with Chrome or Firefox and log in. Read the values of the t and y cookies as described at https://github.com/IgnoredAmbience/yahoo-group-archiver
6) Execute the EXE with a command line (see detailed syntax in the link above) like

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yahoo -ct "value of t cookie" -cy "value of y cookie" groupname
7) For later usage, I recommend adding the -cf "filename.txt" parameter that stores the cookies during the first usage in the given text file. For additional runs, using just the -cf parameter instead of -ct and -cy is then sufficient.
Attachments
yahoo-groups-archiver_x86_20191106.zip
32-bit version
(9.44 MiB) Downloaded 2 times
yahoo-groups-archiver_20191106.zip
64-bit version
(14.33 MiB) Downloaded 17 times
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Re: Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

Unread post by Mighty Motif Max » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:08 am

Well, evidently my email alerts quit coming somewhere along the lines! Anyways I was out over the weekend but have been archiving as my internet allows (my bandwidth is 1.56mb/s because I'm in a fairly remote area and the house's construction means no ethernet).

Twenty-three more are done:

DR-5
RolandVSDocsII
TRITON_EXTREME
MojoMusicians
korg-wavestation
KorgM1M1Rex
korgms2000
vk_corral
roland_fp
oasys-pci
Korg_Wavestation_moderated
RolandVSDocs
K3Resurrection
yamaha-psr-styles
PODxtLivePODxt
finale
JohannusOrgansSchool
connartistes
KorgProphecy
prophet_vs
macbethsynths
Midi-Reedless-Accordion
k5synth
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Re: Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

Unread post by Mighty Motif Max » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:04 pm

More finished:

EZguitars
yamahapsrgroup
Kawai-Teisco
Alesis_QS_synthesizers
Casio_FZ_Samplers
CasioCZ1
Casio_FZ_Samplers_2
Kawai-K
xgworksusers
xgworks-exchange
akaiS1000S1100Samplers
electonetalk
korgpolyex - this one may be moving to groups.io
s612
VDrums
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