My Skype history is set to retain history for ever. Now I have a very important reason to view my chat with a friend that took place 3 years past. Is this post to retrieve? Currently I am only able to see maximum of 1 year old message even thought the setting is set to save chat forever.


If you have a copy of the main.db file, then you can see the old chat history.

  1. Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard, then press R to bring up the Run window. ...
  2. Type %appdata%\Skype into the Run window and press Enter.
  3. Open the folder named after your Skype Name.
  4. Find the main.db file in the folder, this file is your chat history.

Other thing you can download this free application – SkypeLogView

With SkypeLogView you can open main.db file and see which chat and call data are available there.


SkyHistory new feature will save your chat history in cloud storages in main.db file

  • Are you affiliated to it or was it just a random software recommendation? – user398328 Apr 30 '18 at 18:16