My computer has crashed few times.I'm wondering if there is anyway of getting coversation that is older than 6 months.I can only find backto 5 Feb 2012 and have beenusing my account for years.
Do you have a backup of the chat history file? The name of this file is main.db and you can find it in the Skype settings folder.
Go to Windows Start and in the Search/Run box type %appdata%\skype and then press Enter or OK button. Find now a folder named as your Skype account name. Open this folder. You will find the main.db file in this folder.
So what happens then If you sign into your skype account on someone elses PC? Is that conversation saved on that person's PC. This is not quite clear. I need to retrieve older conversations too. But I doubt this suggestion. That file is definately be kept by skype.
You can’t view your old conversations on some else’s PC. All your conversations are only saved in main.db database file on your computer. There is no central storage of conversations on Skype network.
I still doubt. Because I remember clearly i could log into other PCs than my old PC and still have the conversations displayed. Which beats my mind a little as to how that was possible then if really it was being stored on just one machin.