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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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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 (incomplete) list of possible locations from SkypeBrowser website:

On Windows 7, 8, 10:

C:\Users\<WindowsUserName>\AppData\Roaming\Skype\<SkypeUserName>\main.db

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:

~/.Skype/<SkypeUserName>/main.db

Also on Windows 10: (updated 2019-05-07)

%localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_*\LocalState\<SkypeUserName>\skype.db

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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As of April 2017 and the new Skype for Windows 10 (Skype UWP - Universal Windows Platform), the main.db file has moved to

%localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c\LocalState\<SkypeUsername>\skype.db

with %localappdata% being C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local

Source: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_win10-skype_startms/skype-app-data-folder-missing-directs-me-to/e4ecb6ca-f64d-4983-b768-727237638fb2

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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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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+:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Skype\live#<SkypeLiveUsername>
  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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There is a neat tool SkypeLogView. It is old but works like charm.

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