Is it possible to delet a chat message sended with Skype for Windows 8 and Desktop? How to do?
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There IS a way which I use to delete messages I don't want any more, but it needs a bit of patience and a good text editor such as (free) NoteTab or the even better NoteTab Pro.
In my XP system and probably in a similar place in Vista and later Windows versions, the messages are stored under the following. Note that my XP is the Swiss German version, so you'll need to work out which main folder I mean.
C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\[your PC name]\Anwendungsdaten\Skype\[your name]\chatsync
so something like C:\Documents and Settings\your pc user name\... User date (?) then go from there.
You will see a whole bunch of files named 00, 0a, 0b, 0c, 0d etc. and these contain one or more "dat" files (e.g. 1b930d890f8a9f78.dat) which contain information plus the actual text in plain text. So you can check on the dates, drag and drop them to your text editor, look through them, keep any info you want to a different file, then delete the dat file. It does no harm by what I can see. My Skype still works perfectly. It might be wise to keep say, one from each of your active IM chat contacts just to avoid his or her name from being totally deleted.
Maybe someone can find a similar folder on Vista, Win7 and Win8 and post the location here.
That is true but sometimes you only need to delete SOME messages from or to a contact, not all of them.
In NoteTab Pro, I use CTRL D on that folder to search for messages using a particular contact name or keyword to find the .dat file.
Is this a program to download,and run from your own PC or is it online and run on the seller's server ? That would be a bit dodgy because he may be reading everyone's chat messages.
@HataMicrosoft I do not see the relevance of your posting to this thread. Your posting has nothing to do with deleting messages. Please post in the correct forum area in future.
Well I wanted to show you how terrible it is when a person, Microsoft forbid, want to delete a quote or a comment but cannot. I'm not asking alot here,YOU USE TO be able to delete, but now only PC without Windows 8 CAN DELETE A MESSAGE. I love skype and was one of the very first users so I beg you, please leave skype alone so it works.