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I've got Skype log files in the current chatsync/**.dat format. How can I read them?

They are from a Skype user account for which I don't have the password, and if I try to move them and all accompanying files to my Skype account's data folder to read them through Skype, it complains about a corrupted database.

Parts of the text is clear in these binary files, but not enough, and it's straining to read them through a hex dump.

There is a viewer in Delphi floating around, but it only works with English messages, skipping lines containing Norwegian characters and mixing the user names up.

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Note that this is not a duplicate of How to export Skype history? since that question assumes access to that Skype account. –  Andy Jul 26 '11 at 21:22
    
"They are from a Skype user account for which I don't have the password" personally I would have an ethical issue with providing an answer to be honest. –  EBGreen Jul 26 '11 at 21:29
    
@EBGreen: Sorry for being unclear; it's my account but I don't remember the password and used a throw-away email address. I've always kept logs and the older ones are nicely HTML-formatted, but not the newer ones. –  Andy Jul 26 '11 at 21:33

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