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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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


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

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The QY70/100 has been migrated already.
FYI: "..here are the collected messages, files and links for the qygroup until Nov 1st 2019 in a 66 Mb .zipfile.
Feel free to download it at;
https://we.tl/t-zwu8iWFmRM


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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

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I just found that the yahoo "save my files" tools isn't that buggy at all! It's rather the import filter of some e-mail clients which causes data loss while importing the mbox files. If a message for example starts with the line "From p. 13 of the manual", the import parser from thunderbirds addon ImportExportTools corrupts the message (it points the index of the messages start to a wrong position). Other mbox file viewers parse this message with no problems. After changing the initial "From" to "Vrom" (with a hex editor within the mbox file) thunderbird gets it right on the screen!

So there is hope that some files which look corrupt today will be parsed fine in the future. You may even get some messages back which seemed to be lost because they are not showed up in the first attempt. It's all still in the mbox file!

So I recommend to keep the original yahoo archives for the time beeing. Even if the mbox files don't look completely valid at first sight...

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I've now got all the files for the groups below if anyone ever needs them in future.
I'll also upload here if there is a place to do that in future.
Alesis-ion-micron
Yamaha-QY70/100
Yamaha-tg33sy2235


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

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I updated the compiled Yahoo Group Archiver files where some bugs have recently been fixed - in case you previously used it, I recommend to re-download the groups´ content again.

Windows 64-Bit:
YahooGroupArchiver_x64_20191201.zip
Windows 32-Bit:
YahooGroupArchiver_x86_20191201.zip
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Re: Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down 10/28, erased 12/14

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Well, it has happened.

Here is the final list of all 312 Yahoo groups that I was able to archive completely (messages, attachments, files, photos, and links). I also have a download from Yahoo's Get My Data thing that appears to have more of the message archives from other groups, but it's in a format that I can't do anything with right now; I'll let you know when that changes. There are also a bunch of groups that I was able to download all the files/photos/links, but no messages or attachments due to technical issues and timeframe.

  • 01v96
    1alesis_qs_series
    808landrofonik (nothing there)
    8XPresets
    A345k
    AKAI-Z8
    AKAIMPC2000
    ALJOR7223 (Korg N364&PA80)
    AN1x-list
    APC40
    AW16G
    AX-Synth
    Akai-DR1200
    Akai-S3000XL
    AkaiMPC2000XL
    AkaiSG01v
    Akai_samplers
    Alesis-Vortex-Keytar
    AlesisQS8
    Alesis_QS_synthesizers
    Alesis_SR-16_Users
    Allen-Organ-Owners
    AlternativeSynthesizerTunings
    Analog-world
    Armenian-Midi-Style
    Artist_sound_N3d
    CMU800
    CS2X
    CZsynth
    Casio-MZ2000-Resources
    CasioCZ1
    Casio_FZ_Samplers
    Casio_FZ_Samplers_2
    Cheezy-Ion
    DJX
    DMdrums
    DR-5
    DSI_Evolver
    DSPFactory2
    DSS-1
    DSS-DSM-Synths
    DTXpress
    DTXtreme
    DW8000
    DX200
    Disclab
    Discover5
    Don48smp3s
    Dxseries
    EMU-ESI32_and_4000
    EMU_B3
    ESQ1
    EVERYTHING_CONN
    EX-5
    EZguitars
    EnsoniqESQ1
    Ensoniqsampler
    EstilosTeclados
    FIZMO - messages only
    FMSynthesis
    FantomBrasil
    FantomKeyboard
    FranceYamahaSampler
    FreeVKits
    G-1000
    G-70
    GI-20
    Gem-Equinox
    GospelMusician
    GroupeAlesisMicron
    Hartdrums
    Home_Recording_with_Roland_VS_890_and_other_digital_recorders
    JD-800_Tech
    JX-305_Synth
    JohannusOrgansSchool
    K1000-K1200
    K3Resurrection
    K5000
    KAWAI-K5000
    KORGM1BANKZ
    KORGM50USERSGROUP
    KaossPadKP3
    Kawai-K
    Kawai-Teisco
    KnobTweak
    Korg03RW
    KorgCX-3
    KorgExtreme
    KorgM1M1Rex
    KorgM3Group
    KorgM50
    KorgPS60
    KorgProphecy
    KorgSP500
    KorgTrinityPlus
    KorgTriton
    KorgX3
    Korg_Kaoss_Pads
    Korg_Kingkorg
    Korg_R3
    Korg_Wavestation_moderated
    Korg_balkan
    Korgs3
    KurzList
    KurzSoundsalphajuno-mks50
    Kurzweil-KSP8
    Kurzweil150
    Kurzweil250
    Kurzweil_ME1
    LeslieOrganSpeakerOwners
    Line6M13
    Line6PocketPod
    Live_Rm1x
    MC-808
    MDF3
    MIDI_Procesors
    MIDI_SYNTHS_SYSEX_PATCH_EXCHANGE
    MMT8
    MPC60
    Midi-Reedless-Accordion
    MidiSPD
    Mirage-Net
    MojoMusicians
    PODxtLivePODxt
    ROLAND_D70
    Roland-Controllers
    RolandSamplers
    RolandVSDocs
    RolandVSDocsII
    Roland_D-70
    Roland_Equipment
    Roland_FR18_Diatonic
    Roland_GP8
    Roland_GP8
    Roland_JD-990
    Roland_Jupiters
    SY77-TG77-SY99
    SonicCell
    TRITON_EXTREME
    The-V-Group
    TritonStudio
    VDrums
    Wavedrum
    XioSynth
    YamEx
    YamahaA5000
    YamahaDX (moved to Groups.io)
    a3000
    akai-samplers-fr
    akaiS1000S1100Samplers
    akai_sample_cd
    akai_z4_z8_france
    akaiax80
    akaipro
    akais3000xlusersclub
    akaitd0
    alesis-ion
    alexprado (Kurzweil club Rio de Janiero)
    amrobhrawry
    an1x_dutch
    aqmahanarpeggiators (nothing there)
    asrx
    atari-midi-programming
    beatbangaz
    beatsamples
    casio_keyboards
    casiocollectors
    casiofz1
    casiokeyboards
    casiomt-400v
    cheap-ass-synths
    classicvocoder
    connartistes
    connartists
    deutscheskurzweilforum
    digitalhorns
    dp4 (Ensoniq DP4)
    dr202
    drummachine
    edirol
    electonetalk
    electribe
    electronicorganhistory
    emu_command
    emu_mp_7
    emulatorII-list
    ensoniqkt
    ensoniqsamplers
    ensoniqsd1
    ewi4000s
    experimental_akai
    fantom-users
    fantomxa
    faulleludovic (korg micro x)
    finale
    frankhamers48
    frenchvg-99user
    fs1r
    fusionHD
    gems2
    generalmusic
    groovalicious
    groovezone
    grupo_mc_505
    guitar-synth-users
    gypsy2003
    hpd-15
    johannusdigitalorganuserclub
    jp8080
    jperaltalagos
    junog
    jv1080
    jv80
    jx-305
    k5synth
    kawaisynths
    kawaixs1
    kiwitechnics
    klubkorg
    korg-arrangers-it
    korg-electribes
    korg-wavestation
    korg01w-list
    korgPA80paul
    korg_electribe_sx
    korg_kronos
    korg_microsampler
    korg_microstation
    korg_pa
    korg_pa_series
    korg_sv-1
    korg_sv1
    korg_tr_samples
    korg_triton_le
    korgandrolandclub
    korgds10group
    korgfan
    korgiseries
    korgkarma
    korgkorg_manuals
    korgkornucopia
    korgms2000
    korgms2000users
    korgnano
    korgoasyssucks
    korgowners
    korgpa1xprokorgpa80rolandem2000
    korgpa80-PATI
    korgpa80yamahadx11v50
    korgpolyex
    korgsg
    korgtrident
    korgtritonbalkan
    korgx5d
    korgz1
    ksp8
    kurzgroup
    kurzlistbrasil
    kurzweilkserbia
    kurzweilpc3
    m3r
    macbethsynths
    macstation
    magicstomp_ub99
    mainstagepro
    marylandbarnhart
    mauniljain_09
    mc-09
    mc-307_users (nothing past mid-2014 as it was all spam after that)
    mc202
    microkorg
    microkorg_nospam
    miragelives
    mo6-mo8
    mrzr
    nordstage
    oasys-pci
    oberheim
    prophet_vs
    rhodes
    roland_fp
    rolandd50synthusers
    rolandjunod
    s612
    sq80
    tg33sy2235
    the-linear-users-group
    tritondev
    tritonusers
    trrack
    tx16w
    v-synthxp-30
    vbass
    vintageschematics
    vintagesynthrepair
    vk_corral
    vl1m
    w30users
    wavestation
    xgworks-exchange
    xgworksusers
    yamaha-psr-styles
    yamahaX
    yamaha_tx816
    yamahablackboxes
    yamahacs2xowners
    yamahacs6x
    yamahaex5ownersclub
    yamahapsr
    yamahapsrgroup
    yamahapsrstyles
    yamahasy85


I have the following partial groups, where Yahoo erased everything partway through the message download:

SamplersofThe70sand80s - through message #80 (4/7/2007)
tg500 - through message #699Z1 - through message #3228 (7/20/2009)
YamahaYMF7x4 - through message #5319 (12/7/2013)
XV-Patches - through message #35 (3/26/2003)
MC-909 - through message #6715 (3/30/2006)
NordElectro - through message #9083 (3/21/2005)
yamaha-psr-songs - through message #24783 (1/29/2003)


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

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Well done, MIghty Motif Max, really fantastic!

thanks to the help of Miks, I got the following two groups in the mentioned yamaha-groups-archiver format:
sy-77
SY99

Additionally, I also have here
FMSynthesis
Kawai-K
korg-wavestation
Mirage-Net
SY77-TG77-SY99
ts16w
yamahablackboxes
in case any of your downloads is corrupted.

Unfortunately, we both might have missed "QS300". This group was not only about the Yamaha Workstation (predecessor of the AN1X), but also "compatible" XG devices like the Yamaha DB50XG etc. wavetable daughterboards, that were and are popular also in the retro gaming community. When I started downloading, the files were apparently already deleted and the API did not work reliable anymore - messages were garbled apart from the headline, timeouts etc. In the last post, one user talked about having saved the files somewhere else, but like I wrote: the rest of the message including the possibly added new URL was garbage, so that I deleted the download.

With kind regards
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I couldn’t get access to the group. I wanted to download it though as I’ve seen several QS300 boards for sale.


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Ok, here are the 185 groups that I was able to archive the files, photos and links from, but not the messages or attachments.

MC-80
MO-DX
MOTIF-FORUM
MPC4000-France
MU128
MV-8000
Motif-XS-ES
Mpc3000-c
Nordlead
Oasys
PLAYER_YAMAHA
PODWORLD
PODX3live
PODXTLIVE
Peavey-Lovers
ProSoloist
QY70
ROLAND_VS2480
RS7000-France
Rodgers_Organ_Fan_Club
Roland-Super-JV
Roland-V-Synth
Roland-Vsynth
Roland-XV
RolandBossGT-3
RolandEdirolUA-101
RolandFantomG
RolandG800excelent
RolandGP16
RolandGrooveMC909
RolandHarpsichordClub
RolandMKS
RolandVS-Upgraders
Roland_GP8
Roland_KR7
Roland_MC-909
Roland_SH32-Moderator
Roland_V-Synth
Roland_VG-88
Rolandorgan
Rolandsystem100synthpatchgroup
S5000
SP-808USERS
Sampler_Owners
SolinaStringEnsemble
TRITON_USERS
TheYamahaMotif678
TheatrePipeOrgansExclusivelytheatre-sf
TonyBanks
UA-1000
VASTprogrammer
VEditor
VK8M
VS-1680
VS1680
YAMAHA-PSR-A1000
YAMAHAMOTIF7
YAMAHA_PSRA1000_Master
YamahaDGX
YamahaMM6
YamahaMY16mLAN
YamahaPSR3000_1500_Organ_Flute_Voices
YamahaS90ES
YamahaTyros
YamahaTyros3
Yamaha_MX_Synthesizer
Yamaha_Mania
Yamaha_S80
microkorg_Electribes
minilogue
monotribe
monotron
moogtaurusandbasspedalusers
motif
mpc1000
mpc2500
murat39
musiccreator
numberofthebeast
odysseypatch
orientalsamad
p80yamaha
pgaudiomx
pma5
pma5roland
pod-users
pod_midi_effects
prophet08
prophet2000
psr2100rocks
psr8000
psr_tunes
px1
qy-100
roland-e
roland-indonesia
roland5
rolandMC909
roland_SH-5
roland_VA-7
roland_XPs
roland_cr78
roland_tb-03
rolandax7
rolandbossdr5supportgroup
rolandbr
rolandfantom-g
rolandfantomclub
rolandfp5
rolandg-1000
rolandgroovesynthusers
rolandgw8
rolandintegra7
rolandjd990
rolandjunostage76
rolandjv1010users
rolandjw50
rolandmc505france
rolandmsq700
rolandmusicgear
rolandsamplergroup
rolandsh32france
rolandsp808-1
rolandv-accordions (moved to groups.io)
rolandva7
rolandvarios
rolandvg88vg8
rolandvsdigitalworkstations
rolandxvitalia
s2000xchange
s950sampler
sample_cds
sintkorgx3
soundcanvas
sp540v
spaceecho
spdsuser
sr16_addicts
su700
sw1000xg
synth09
syntheditor
synthesyzersus
synths-ts12-x3-sy22
synthstaton25
sysex
system100
taoufik_korgpa80
taoufik_simila
technokid3
tecladistas
teclaskorg
terminalshockstudios
tg55sy55
theakaimpcusersnetwork
theatre_organ_academy
thewavestationclub
theyamahadjxplayhouse
triton_studio
tritonowners
u2songs
va-7russia
vdrums2
vdrumsinfo
vm-7200
vs1880
vs840andvs840exusersgroup
xvitalia
xw-p1
yamaha01x
yamaha_guru
yamaha_psr_9000
yamaha_psrians
yamaha_ry30
yamaha_s_series
yamahacvp
yamahadjxzone
yamahadspfactoryusersgroup
yamahafanatics
yamahamo
yamahamotifes
yamahas80
ypg625users
ypsrgr
zbajan


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