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Where does Skype save history on a computer running Windows 8?

Recently I would like to try to find out the folder saving up my skype history but i have problem doing it, because it does not save in the same folder as it saved in windows 7 previously. So does anyone have any idea where does skype save the history? Help is needed.Thanks!

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by Tamim

You're very welcome.

 

download SkypeLogView

nirsoft.net/utils/skype_log_view.html

 

and open the main.db file with it.

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sanguinewilliam
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Re: Where does Skype save history on a computer running Windows 8?

the default location is.

 

modernUI

C:\Users\tamim\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c\LocalState\tamim\main.db

 

desktopUI 

C:\Users\tamim\AppData\Roaming\Skype\tamim\main.db

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Re: Where does Skype save history on a computer running Windows 8?

Thanks for replying fast, but the problem is i could not find the location you mentioned above.

sanguinewilliam
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Re: Where does Skype save history on a computer running Windows 8?

Excuse me, it appears that the folder is hidden and no I have found it. But I can't view the history file right?
sanguinewilliam
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Re: Where does Skype save history on a computer running Windows 8?

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

WinKey (the button is located between the left Ctrl and Alt with the Windows logo)

 

winkey1.png

 

type: %appdata% (desktopUI) and press Enter

type: %localappdata%\Packages (modernUI) and press Enter

 

Open the Skype folder and look for your SkypeUserName folder.

 

 

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Thank you so much, but i would like to know is it that I wont be able to view the chat history( as in word form)??
sanguinewilliam
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You're very welcome.

 

download SkypeLogView

nirsoft.net/utils/skype_log_view.html

 

and open the main.db file with it.

Regards,
Tamim
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Re: Where does Skype save history on a computer running Windows 8?

Thank you...you're brilliant.

Windows is a nightmare to navigate...thanks a lot for the help!

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