bill (notyourbroom) wrote in computer_help,
bill
notyourbroom
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i'm sick of digging up this info every time I need it [e.g. to give to someone else]

so in order to a) make it easy for me to find this info in the future and b) spread the knowledge to possibly-interested parties, i'll write an FAQ-ish thing

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How To Change All Public Entries to Friends-Only Entries




You need to download an older version of the popular Semagic client. THE LATEST VERSION WILL NOT WORK. YOU NEED TO USE THE OLD VERSION.

Click here to download (Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000)


- Install the program. IF YOU NORMALLY USE SEMAGIC, MAKE SURE TO COMPLETELY EXIT IT BEFORE INSTALLING THIS VERSION. TO EXIT SEMAGIC, RIGHT-CLICK ITS ICON IN YOUR SYSTEM TRAY (by the clock) AND CHOOSE "Exit".

- Open the program and log in under the journal you want to edit.

- Go to View > Options > Advanced

- Check the "Enable advanced history operations" box

- Go to the "history" view ([CTRL]+[H] from the main "type entry here" sort of screen)

- Click on the "Change security" button below the calender

- Close the yellow help window that pops up

- Click "Yes"

- Click "Yes"

- Select the setting that you want all of your entries to END UP AS (you probably want to choose the friends-only setting)

- Click "OK"

- Select the setting that the entries you want to change CURRENTLY have (you probably want to choose the public setting)

- Click "OK"

- Click "Yes"

- Click "No" (unless you think you might later want to change your journal /back/ to the settings it was on... though I'm not sure how you'd do that)

- Click "OK"

- Wait for a few hours while Semagic edits all of your entries for you.


TO MAKE ALL NEW ENTRIES AUTOMATICALLY FRIENDS-ONLY (assuming you don't specify "private" or a custom group when posting them):

- Log in on livejournal.com

- Go here: http://www.livejournal.com/admin/console

- Copy and paste the following line of text into the box: set newpost_minsecurity friends

- Click "execute"

TO UNDO THIS: paste in the line and replace "friends" with "public" before clicking "execute". ("private" also works.)

NOTE THAT YOU CAN MAKE ANY ENTRY PUBLIC BY EDITING IT AND CHANGING ITS SECURITY SETTING AFTER IT HAS BEEN POSTED.


IF YOU USE SEMAGIC AS YOUR NORMAL LJ CLIENT:

Go here to re-download the latest version after your entries have been edited: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=84783

If you are a Windows XP/2000/NT user, click on the highest-up link that looks like this: "SemagicXXXXfor2k.exe" (XXXX is in place of numbers)

If you are a Windows 95/98 user, click on the highest-up link that looks like this: "SemagicXXXXfor9x.exe" (XXXX is in place of numbers)



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