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Your conversation history includes all the instant messages you’ve sent to and received from your contacts or groups, as well as details of any calls you've had on Skype. Your conversations are saved on your hard drive for a period of time, which you can specify in your history settings. Learn how to delete or hide your chat history.
To browse your conversation history:
If you need to find a particular message within your conversation history with a contact or group, you can search for a specific word or phrase within the conversation.
If you’ve read a message, but need to remember to go back to it later, just right-click the conversation and select Mark as Unread. This turns the conversation orange in the Recent tab, and adds a notification to the Skype icon in your task bar, reminding you to read it later.
Your conversation history is saved on your computer’s hard drive for a specified period of time. To change how long you keep your Skype history on your computer:
You can back up your history if for any reason you need to uninstall Skype, or if you want to transfer your history from one computer to another – for example, from a Windows PC to another Windows PC, or a Windows machine to a Mac. You just need to copy the main database file in your Skype Name folder.
To save and transfer your conversation history:
To export your chat history:
You can use the CSV file with any spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel. Be aware that some content, for example media files, is not exported; shared URLs and similar content is exported within XML tags; some messages may be split into separate rows due to formatting issues.
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