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How to Recover Skype Messages, Chat History in Windows

Updated on Dec 27, 2018 by Jean to File Recovery


Your lost or deleted Skype messages and chat history can be found in the AppData folder in Windows computer. Here is how you can recover skype messages and chat history fast.

Lost Chat History After Skype Crash in Windows 10

"Hello, I just updated to Windows 10 on my desktop and have been having a lot of tech issues with Skype 7.10. Primarily, my skype crashes from time to time when I'm chatting, making a call or answering an incoming call. It didn't start to drive me crazy until now when I lost all my chat messages and history, while Skype stops responding and keeps crashing over and over! I just did a hard reset, and reinstalled Skype, and lost all the historical record from my several very important friends. I'm really worried. Would you please tell me how to recover Skype messages and chat history for Windows computer?"

Lately, many users are reporting the same Skype crash issue on Windows 10, some are lucky to solve the problem in time without losing anything, however,  many are not. Their chat history, video call, messages are totally cleared out by unknown crashing, freezing, not responding or Windows just doesn't respond. To solve your Skype crash issue in Windows 10, experienced customers in Skype community advise to update Windows 10 to the latest version to check if the problem persists, or you might need to install the latest drivers. But in order to recover lost messages and your chat history on Skype, you should try the following tips. 

How to Recover Deleted Skype Messages and Chat History in Windows?

Skype logs, calls, messages, documents, videos, voicemails, file transfers and other information is stored in a database file, called main .db, that can be accessed using a SQLite app/command line/browser editor in Windows 10 OS. But it's a pity is that the main .db file includes all the messages except the removed ones. This is so frustrating! Wait and hold on. To recover the removed or deleted Skype data, there is another way that deserves a try.

In addition to the main database file, Skype data is also saved in the %AppData% folder in Windows. Yes, you can still try to recover Skype messages, chat history and other sent or received items by:

  • Go to C drive->Users->Your windows username->AppData->Roaming->Skype->your skype username
  • And right click on the File->click on Properties->click on the Previous versions tab->Highlight the older version-> clicked on Restore.

Most of Skype users have successfully restored the lost data by following the guide, but some users have difficulties in finding the AppData folder in Windows OS computer. Don't worry, you can restore missing AppData folder by using EaseUS file recovery software. Other troubles such as how to recover deleted files Windows 8 can also be fixed by this tool. Good luck.

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