How to Transfer Skype with Settings, Chat History to A New Computer

Tracy King posted on Aug 23, 2019 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

How do I transfer my Skype to another computer

"I was going to work in another city, and I have a few Skype conference in the next few days. I have to transfer Skype with settings and chatting history to the new laptop. 

Do you know how to transfer and move the Skype app with its settings, chat history to a new computer? If you know the solution, help me please."

As its advertisement, Skype makes it easy for you to keep in touch with all your friends, families, colleagues, and clients anytime and anywhere. With its popular feature, Skype is a top-ranked app and wildly used by world users. 

So the need for transferring Skype with settings, chat history, etc., to a new PC also increases. On this page, we'll guide you to effectively transfer Skype with settings, chat history to a new computer with the help of automated PC transfer software.

Follow on, and learn how to move Skype to your new PC with ease. 


Here is a list of tools that you need to prepare for transferring Skype:

  • 1. Two computers - the source and the new PCs.
  • 2. An empty USB drive: over 30GB free space.
  • 3. Download and install PC transfer software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both source and target PCs.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans enables users to transfer desired programs, software, files, and folders to another computer with ease. 


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

  • Support: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2002. 
  • Support: Skype, Skype Live Chat, Office, Outlook, Adobe, etc.

With it, you can directly transfer programs and files to another computer via PC to PC or Image Transfer. 

Here you can directly transfer Skype together with settings, chat history files to the new PC at one time with the Image Transfer feature in EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

Note: Activation is necessary for a smooth transferring process.

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Tutorial: Transfer Skype with Settings, Chat History to A New PC

Before transferring, you need to locate the location where does Skype store its settings, chat history on your PC.

Here are some important tips that you should know for Skype transferring:

1. Browse the default location to find Skype settings and chat history: C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp

2. Create Skype Image: Click Application to choose Skype app, and File to locate Skype settings, chat history folder.

Now, you can follow through the process on your two PCs to accomplish the transferring process:

Step 1. Create an image file. 

1. Connect your USB (flash) drive/external hard drive to your source computer. Launch Todo PCTrans, click "Image Transfer > Start" on the main screen.

Transfer files via image - step 1

2. Select "Create Image File > Create" to move on.

Transfer files via image - step 2

3. Click "Edit"  at Applications, User Accounts, and Files columns to choose the specific data, applications, etc. to create an image. 

Transfer files via image - step 3

Step 2. Recover via the created image file.

1. Plugin your USB drive which stores the created image file to the target PC and open EaseUS Todo PCTrans. Click "Image Transfer > Start > Recover via Image File > Recover".

Transfer files from PC to PC via image - step 1

2. Click "Browse" to locate the image file. Then, choose "Recover" and go to the next step.

Transfer files from via image - step 2

3. Now, you can select Applications/Files/Accounts you want to recover.

Or you can click the "Edit" button to choose the specific data to be transferred flexibly. Click "Finish" to confirm. Besides, you can also click the edit icon > "Submit" to change the target path to recover and save the files.

Transfer files via image - step 3

Follow-Up: Make Transferred Skype, Settings, Chat History to Work 

When the transferring process finishes, go through below tips to make transferred Skype with settings, chat history to work: 

1. Save Skype settings, chat history folder to the right location

Check whether Skype settings, chat history folder have been saved to the default location: C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Packages\

If the folder is empty, copy the Microsoft.SkypeApp folder and save it to this location.

2. Restart PC to keep all the changes.
3. Certify your Skype account.

If the transferred games and applications require certification, enter your Skype accounts with the password.


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