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Where and how can I view my skype logs (Chat and Voice history)? Does it get saved somewhere in PC by default? Can I choose a folder location myself to start saving voice and chat history?

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Skype profile data (including contacts, chat & voice history, etc...) is saved in %AppData%\Skype\<skype username> which will typically be c:\Users\<windows username>\AppData\Roaming\Skype\<skype username> on a Windows Vista/7/8 system.

The databases are in SQLite3 format and will require an SQLite viewer to properly view them.

I'm not aware of any user-friendly way to change the location of Skype profile data, but it can be redirected to any location using symbolic links (for advanced users only).

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how can i view skype logs?

There are plenty of third-party tools for that: Skyperious, SkypeBrowser, any SQLite browser & many others

Does it get saved somewhere?

Yes, that's the (incomlete) list of possible locations from SkypeBrowser website:

On Windows 7, 8:


On Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\<WindowsUserName>\Application Data\Skype\<SkypeUserName>\main.db

On Mac OS:

~/Library/Application Support/Skype/<SkypeUserName>/main.db

On Linux:


Can i choose a folder location myself to start saving voice and chat history?

I don't know any way to do this

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Normally it will be stored at main.db file for windows operating system

the default path for Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\<windows user>\Application Data\Skype\<WindowsUsername>

the default path for Windows 7+:

  1. Close Skype

  2. Navigate to run command

  3. type %appdata%\skype

  4. Navigate to your user name (skype username)

  5. you could find all the info at main.db file

Hope it helps

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