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Deleting / Clear Chat history

I am using version 6.0.0.126 and can't find anywhere to delete / clear the chat history. I have a large number of industry sensitive chats that require that I do not keep a record of what is discussed. MSN was great for this as it had options on saving chats or not but now I have upgraded following the pending demise of MSN Messenger with the merger to Skype I need to know how I clear the chats permanently.

 

Thanks for your help

Tamim
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Skype >> Tools >> Options... >> Im&SMS >> Advanced Options >> Clear history 

 

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dfr0208
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Skype >> Tools >> Options... >> Im&SMS >> Advanced Options >> Clear history 

 

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Thanks great help :happy:

dfr0208
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You're welcome.

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I am using Skype on an iPad and would like directions on deleting call records.

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Drdaud
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Just discovered the answer. You need to hold the iPad in
Andscape and drag your finger over the chat record. That is when the delete will appear. The important step is to make sure the iPad is in the landscape position!
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Drdaud
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If you open skype in another location for example iphone, another computer, another ipad, you still get the chat history you already supposedly deleted. How can we delete the chat histrory permanently? I used to use live messenger and this is like taking a huge step backwards.  HEEEEEEEEELP!!!

 

 

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Crispycrisp
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does anyone know how to delete the history permanently from every single computer but not only from the one that you are using currently?

Defne
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Simply delete the main.db file.

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

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I did what you said and everything is deleted from my laptop but when I log in using a different laptop I can still see all my history :S

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