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?
how can i view skype logs?
Does it get saved somewhere?
Yes, that's the (incomplete) list of possible locations from SkypeBrowser website:
On Windows 7, 8, 10:
On Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<WindowsUserName>\Application Data\Skype\<SkypeUserName>\main.db
On Mac OS:
Also on Windows 10: (updated 2019-05-07)
Can i choose a folder location myself to start saving voice and chat history?
I don't know any way to do this
As of April 2017 and the new Skype for Windows 10 (Skype UWP - Universal Windows Platform), the
main.db file has moved to
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).
There is a neat tool SkypeLogView. It is old but works like charm.
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+:
Navigate to run command
Navigate to your user name (skype username)
you could find all the info at main.db file
Hope it helps
It used to be possible to export your message history from a database file on your PC using various tools, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. You can't access the chat history on your PC in a recent version of the app but you can download it from Skype Online.
Go to Skype's data export tool and sign in with the proper account.
Select "Conversations" and click "Submit request".
Wait for the export to complete. This can take a while depending on the amount of logs you have.
When the export is complete, download it. It will be available for 30 days.
The data will be downloaded in a
.tararchive. Use a software such as 7-zip to extract the contents. You might see "Unexpected end of data". That's normal.
messages.jsonfile with a decent JSON viewer. I've found browsers are generally good for this.