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  1. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Stops on October for some contacts and November for others. Weird. Just tells me the servers are still screwed up. I've got a 920 that I turned off in Jan but synced messages til that point. So I KNOW it saved them until January at least. Highly doubt all our messages are gone. Cmon, it's MS. It's not like the server is some crap Dell machine on some dudes desk. They have redundancies of redundancies, at the very least.
    I hope, I downloaded all my sms via Windows Phone Message Backup pc app, for hours and hours till stopped to October 30th 2015
    04-22-2016 09:00 AM
  2. msirapian's Avatar
    My investigations on this questions led me to think that, towards build 10549/10572 (IIRC), they switched the backup architecture. Before 10572 (including WP8/8.1), SMS were restored one by one. Since 10572, SMS restore thread by thread (contact by contact if you prefer). And since then, they are duplicates, missing SMS, etc. Because, yes, the texts are there somewhere in the cloud, but if you look at them carefully, some may be missing. Even during a day, a 5-7 messages long conversation, one or two will miss.

    And we don't know if they miss because they were not saved, or not restored.

    On TH2 and first RS1 builds (on PC), SMS used to appear in the Messaging app, when using the search function. I could see there some texts, which were never restored on any of my phones.

    And because my 535 (insider fast) and 950 (TH2/Production) are both dual sim, the contacts+backup app is not an option (doesn't handle dual sims properly).

    Experimenting/playing with SMS without warning users (and this concerns non-Insiders too) is a bit irresponsible to my eyes.
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    04-22-2016 03:34 PM
  3. C LaBelle's Avatar
    Downloading my messages now on my PC! So relieved to see the ones from my mother! Is there any way to save them to a PC or anything? I know they are on Onedrive somewhere but I'd like my own copy.
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    04-22-2016 03:50 PM
  4. Joe920's Avatar
    Downloading my messages now on my PC! So relieved to see the ones from my mother! Is there any way to save them to a PC or anything? I know they are on Onedrive somewhere but I'd like my own copy.
    Phew, so glad you got them back. I see that my old (and much less important) messages have also started downloading. Did they fix it or are we just lucky?
    04-22-2016 04:05 PM
  5. C LaBelle's Avatar
    Well so far I only have the messages on my PC, not phone. I'll see if there is any change on the phone, also dealing with a Contact issue as well now.
    04-22-2016 04:09 PM
  6. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Good news, yesterday 22:00 GMT synched everything all at once
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    04-23-2016 02:45 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't know the time, but I got all my texts! I believe it covers just about all of the times I used Windows Phone even back to 2013 I believe and a short stint using .164 before I hard reset my 640 again, despite appearing broken back then.
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    04-23-2016 02:58 PM
  8. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    I'm still waiting. Lucky me?
    04-23-2016 06:23 PM
  9. msirapian's Avatar
    Some of mine have started to return on the 535. Very last ones actually, restored by thread. Now stuck on my wife's thread, but if it's downloading all existing messages, it means daily chit-chat back to end of 2013 lol. So I'm not touching anything there to not disturb the process. I'll fire the VM running W10 Insider Fast to see how it goes PC-wise.
    04-24-2016 03:42 AM
  10. msirapian's Avatar
    Still stuck; I've been into my wife's thread, last messages are there (seconds don't seem to be recorded, so sometimes during a quick chat, the questions/answers are not in the right order, but that's OK). So this week's messages, and then, a big gap, and I have messages from september 2015. Nothing in between o_O
    04-24-2016 04:11 AM
  11. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I confirm my spare lumia didn't sync :(
    04-24-2016 04:14 AM
  12. msirapian's Avatar
    Brilliant. It has kept on restoring on the 535, now I have plenty of threads coming back, while my wife's thread has also caught up with missing messages.

    I'd say 15% it still missing, but it *looks* like it's really synced.
    04-24-2016 08:18 AM
  13. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    I still haven't seen a single old text download to a phone yet. It's disappointing that only my PC can see my old texts.

    Interestingly, if I log out of the Messaging app on the PC and then log back in, my old texts of away and do not come back.

    They have a lot of work to get through here.
    04-24-2016 09:58 AM
  14. Stephen570's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me. Went back to current production build, no luck for days. But just in the last 48 hours or so all my old messages restored.
    04-25-2016 11:48 PM
  15. C LaBelle's Avatar
    Two days ago all my texts came back magically. Hmm
    05-07-2016 01:49 PM
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