Skype Software: How to Organize Your Correspondence History

Skype Software: How to Organize Your Correspondence History

In some cases, the correspondence history, or the record of the user's actions in Skype, it is necessary to view them not through the application interface, but directly from the file in which they are stored. It is especially urgent when that data has been erased from an application for some reason, or needs to be saved after reinstalling the operating system. To do this, you need to know the answer to the question, where is the history stored in the Skype software? Let's try to solve it.

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Where is the story to be found?

The correspondence history is stored as a database in the main.db file. It's in your Skype user folder. To find out the exact address of this file, open the "Run" window by pressing Win + R on the keyboard. In the window that appears, enter the value "% appdata% Skype" without quotes and click "OK".

Then Windows Explorer opens. Find the folder with the name of your account and go to it.

We are in the directory where the main.db file is located. It can be easily found in this folder. To see the address of your location, just look at the address bar of your browser.

In the vast majority of cases, the file location directory path has the following pattern: C: NUsers (Windows username) NAppDataNRoamingNSkype (Skype username). The variables in this address are your Windows username, which is not the same when you log in on different computers, and even under different accounts, and the name of your Skype profile.

Now, you can do whatever you want with the main.db file: copy it, to create a backup; view history content using specialized applications; and even delete it if you need to restart. However, this last action is recommended only as a last resort, as you will lose all message history.

As you can see, finding the file where the Skype history is located is not especially difficult. Immediately open the directory where the main.db history file is located, and find the address of its location.

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