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How to find deleted contacts?

Is there a way to find a deleted contact? I can't remember their username.

BuhRock
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if you have recent conversations with them, you may still find their usernames in the Recent Tab.



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That is an option, but I have it set to where the conversations aren't kept.
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unfortunately, apart from that one, i think there is no way to retrieve or find information on deleted contacts (with the exemption of contacts you deleted and blocked).



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Primemover
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I found a solution. I clicked search conversations and type in their name. It came up.
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That does not work if you hid the conversation or if it's too old/ you've redownloaded skype recently.

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Another obvious need is to avoid acidental contact deletion; there is no checkbox to ask for confirmation before deletion?? once you touch the "delete" key unintentionally, a contact is gone and you don't even know which one !!

How to avoid this ?

Thanks,

 

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jormoreto wrote:

Another obvious need is to avoid acidental contact deletion; there is no checkbox to ask for confirmation before deletion?? once you touch the "delete" key unintentionally, a contact is gone and you don't even know which one !!

How to avoid this ?

Thanks,

 


Yes, such confirmation dialog exists, but you have at some time removed it. In order to get it back you need to edit your configuration file.

 

Quit Skype. Go to Windows Start and in the Search/Run box type %appdata%\skype, press Enter or OK button. Find now the folder with the name of your Skype account. Open this folder. You will find there the config.xml file. You may see only config but with XML Document in the Type column. Open the config.xml file in any text editor (e.g. Notepad). Find there a section starting with <General>. Within the section find the line <ConfirmRemoveBuddy>1</ConfirmRemoveBuddy>. Change the value 1 to 0. This will restore the Confirmation option. Save the file and restart Skype.

 

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You mean Skype users are supposed to twist the software configuration from outside the program rather than from it's own "options" interface? Good, I have plenty of skills and time to work 'for Skype' instead of the other way around...
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jormoreto wrote:
You mean Skype users are supposed to twist the software configuration from outside the program rather than from it's own "options" interface? Good, I have plenty of skills and time to work 'for Skype' instead of the other way around...

I’m not saying that this is how it should be, but only how it works in the current Skype versions.

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