How to find deleted contacts?

Welcome to the Skype community. To get started please read our short welcome post. Thanks!
Reply
Accepted Solution

How to find deleted contacts?

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

Primemover
Power User

Accepted Solution

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).

View solution in original post
BuhRock
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 2
Posts: 3
Registered: 14-07-2011
Message 1 of 26 (58,254 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?

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



IF YOU FOUND OUR POST USEFUL THEN PLEASE GIVE "KUDOS". IF IT HELPED TO FIX YOUR ISSUE PLEASE MARK IT AS A "SOLUTION" TO HELP OTHERS. THANKS!
ALTERNATIVE SKYPE DOWNLOAD LINKS | HOW TO RECORD SKYPE VIDEO CALLS | HOW TO HANDLE SUSPICIOS CALLS AND MESSAGES
SEE MORE TIPS, TRICKS, TUTORIALS AND UPDATES in
| skypefordummies.blogspot.com | 


Primemover
Power User
Kudos: 1268
Posts: 7306
Registered: 27-06-2011
Message 2 of 26 (58,234 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?

That is an option, but I have it set to where the conversations aren't kept.
BuhRock
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 2
Posts: 3
Registered: 14-07-2011
Message 3 of 26 (58,231 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?

[ Edited ]

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).



IF YOU FOUND OUR POST USEFUL THEN PLEASE GIVE "KUDOS". IF IT HELPED TO FIX YOUR ISSUE PLEASE MARK IT AS A "SOLUTION" TO HELP OTHERS. THANKS!
ALTERNATIVE SKYPE DOWNLOAD LINKS | HOW TO RECORD SKYPE VIDEO CALLS | HOW TO HANDLE SUSPICIOS CALLS AND MESSAGES
SEE MORE TIPS, TRICKS, TUTORIALS AND UPDATES in
| skypefordummies.blogspot.com | 


Primemover
Power User
Kudos: 1268
Posts: 7306
Registered: 27-06-2011
Message 4 of 26 (58,232 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?

I found a solution. I clicked search conversations and type in their name. It came up.
BuhRock
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 2
Posts: 3
Registered: 14-07-2011
Message 5 of 26 (58,227 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?

That does not work if you hid the conversation or if it's too old/ you've redownloaded skype recently.

Katkat11
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: 04-01-2012
Message 6 of 26 (56,407 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?

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,

 

jormoreto
Casual Adventurer
Kudos: 2
Posts: 7
Registered: 25-11-2011
Message 7 of 26 (53,739 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?


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.

 

ruwim
Community Ambassador
Community Ambassador icon
Kudos: 6375
Posts: 39673
Registered: 27-06-2011
Message 8 of 26 (53,734 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?

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...
jormoreto
Casual Adventurer
Kudos: 2
Posts: 7
Registered: 25-11-2011
Message 9 of 26 (53,730 Views)

Re: How to find deleted contacts?


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.

ruwim
Community Ambassador
Community Ambassador icon
Kudos: 6375
Posts: 39673
Registered: 27-06-2011
Message 10 of 26 (53,727 Views)
Reply

© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft. The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" logo are trade marks of Skype or related entities. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy and Cookie policy.

No emergency calls with Skype
Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling