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My Skype won't let me delete messages

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Novel Adventurer

On Skype around a month ago I was messaging my friend, and we realized we should delete the messages as it's really important that certain people(not family) should not see this, and under a certain circumstance they may be able to. I usually simply delete the messages by right clicking on them and hitting delete, but it has not been giving me that option lately. "clearing the history" isn't going to help, because they wouldn't look at the messages on my computer, they'd look at them on his.

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Super Aviator

Go to your SkypeUserName folder and try deleting main.db (history file)

 

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

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Tamim
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Novel Adventurer

What is that going to do? Delete all my history or delete my messages towards him so that if someone was on HIS skype THEY can't see them?

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Super Aviator

You can also try to reset skype settings
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Skype-auto-logs-off/m-p/938210/highlight/true#M69026

Regards,
Tamim
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sehrendipity wrote:

On Skype around a month ago I was messaging my friend, and we realized we should delete the messages as it's really important that certain people(not family) should not see this, and under a certain circumstance they may be able to. I usually simply delete the messages by right clicking on them and hitting delete, but it has not been giving me that option lately. "clearing the history" isn't going to help, because they wouldn't look at the messages on my computer, they'd look at them on his.


You are only able to delete your messages within 1 hour timeframe. After this timeframe, messages cannot be deleted any more. Even if you delete all your chat history on your computer, the send messages will still be available on your contact’s computer. There is no way to delete any messages from your contact’s computer.

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Novel Adventurer

Can he delete them off of his computer?

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Community Ambassador

He can always clear all chat history on his computer. In order to delete selected messages only, this would require editing the chat database file – main.db. See e.g. this:

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/How-to-remove-Chat-history-for-a-single-contact/m-p/380305#M33...

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/General-Discussion/Delete-a-conversation/m-p/743928#M43908

 

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Casual Adventurer

There’s a tool called Skypex that will delete specific messages, or entire conversations from your computer.  Here's the link: http://bryancockerham.com/skypex-delete-skype-messages.php

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Casual Adventurer

Here's the link you can click on: http://bryancockerham.com/skypex-delete-skype-messages.php

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Novel Adventurer

Hello, I  made a room to chat with some people , first time then count was nearly 10 but time to time it increase the no of person nearly to 50 , in earlier stage I was able to delete and modify the message but now only I am able to remove person from conversation , modification message or delete message that option in not appearing. Yes In between some other people also add some of player in this group but for it I will loss that power ?

 

Regards

satyapd

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