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I have a Nokia Lumia 710 which is running Windows Phone 7.8. I would like to get all the text messages I have on my phone as a text file on my computer.

There seems to be solution for phones running Windows Phone 8 here, How can I export or extract my text messages to a file?

But, most of what I found on the Internet is deeply disheartening. Many claim that this is impossible. Some of the sources I went through are,

https://superuser.com/questions/307946/windows-phone-7-how-to-download-sms-text-messages-to-disk
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=999376
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1072796

Please note that I am running Windows 7.8 and NOT 7.

One way I could think up is to make a video of the phone's screen scrolling through all the messages and use text detection on the video. Is there any other less time consuming way ?

I am open to doing lots of work for this. I tried to access the storage through a Linux(Ubuntu) machine as well, without much success. I am open to using 3rd party tools as well. If nothing else works, I am also open to methods which can cause damage to my phone.

Thanks !


EDIT

This is not a duplicate of How can I export or extract my text messages to a file? , because this question is specifically for Windows Phone 7.8. Which is considerably different from Windows Phone 8.

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    This is not a duplicate because this question is meant only for windows phone 7.8 and NOT 8, which is very different. – Mohammad Ghazanfar Mar 13 '15 at 14:22
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According to a few sources on Microsoft Answers, there is currently no app on the marketplace to do this nor 'built in' support for this on Windows Phone 7.8.

Sources: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp7-wppeople/windows-7-phone-how-to-save-text-messages/05eff4fa-1645-e011-90b6-1cc1de79d2e2

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp7-wppeople/how-can-i-export-backup-archive-sms-in-nokia-lumia/c6c51904-4456-4e87-9879-3371e552b5f5

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