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 3 times
yahoo-groups-archiver_20191106.zip
64-bit version
(14.33 MiB) Downloaded 22 times
Last edited by JK1974 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:47 am, edited 5 times in total.
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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
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Re: Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

Unread post by squishmusic » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:42 pm

I am indeed a yahoo groups member: of the SY22/TG33 once, Alesis Ion/Micron and Yamaha QY70.
BUT..I aint got a CLUE how to do any download-in-bulk.
I did look at the GitHub thing and :?: :sleeping-sleeping:
and the PG thing seems to only be for windows (.exe)
However, I still use the free yahoo email service - although it only runs on my mac/browser in basic html mode - Its like its 1999 again :D
music@https://soundcloud.com/squishmusic
https://www.facebook.com/squishmusic/

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Gear I miss: almost all of what I got rid of! :D Nostalgic for my Yamaha TG33 & RM1X. Good days with them :D
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Re: Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

Unread post by squishmusic » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:45 pm

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/electribe/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/tg33sy2235/info

Ok, I just did the download-all-my-yahoo-data thingy - was in my 'to-do' list anyway, so I will sift through that when I get it.

Q: How can I keep my Yahoo Groups content?
A: Photos and files can be saved right from the Yahoo Groups site, or you can download your data from the Privacy Dashboard.

edit: and I see I have a LOT of daily-digests for some of my groups in my yahoo email folders.
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Gear I miss: almost all of what I got rid of! :D Nostalgic for my Yamaha TG33 & RM1X. Good days with them :D
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