There’s a ton to love about Mavericks but for some users, Messages is not one of them. After upgrading to the latest version of OS X, I noticed that my Messages chat history for non-iMessage users was not saving properly. This meant that any conversations I had over AIM or GChat through Messages were not being logged. After much tinkering around and reinstalling Mavericks – to no avail – I discovered a fix for the issue.
Mavericks’ issue with saving chat history seems to occur when there is an problem with the Archive folder that contains your chat history from even way back in the days of iChat. For whatever reason, Messages’ new chat database was not expecting to see those archived chats and attempts, unsuccessfully, to import them. This all happens unseen on the back-end, but can be revealed by launching Messages with error log reporting.
Read More below to see how to fix this Messages annoyance.
These instructions will confirm whether or not you are experiencing the issue and fix it for you if you are.
That should do it. Post a comment letting us know whether or not this worked for you!