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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Mar 17, 2019

Hello everyone

Does anyone know of any way to export a Skype conversation to e.g. a text file? I'm using Skype 8 on Windows 7. Googling for this gets me lots of advice for Skype 8 on Windows 10, which apparently has a message export feature, but I can't find such a feature on Skype 8 on Windows 7. It appears that the messages are not stored on my own computer at all. When I use the web-based Skype, all of my conversations load instantly, so I guess they're stored online somewher
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Hello everyone

Does anyone know of any way to export a Skype conversation to e.g. a text file? I'm using Skype 8 on Windows 7. Googling for this gets me lots of advice for Skype 8 on Windows 10, which apparently has a message export feature, but I can't find such a feature on Skype 8 on Windows 7. It appears that the messages are not stored on my own computer at all. When I use the web-based Skype, all of my conversations load instantly, so I guess they're stored online somewhere.

One can select a small number of messages one by one with a mouse and click a "copy" button, but I have over 1000 messages in the thread that I want to copy.

Any ideas?
Thanks
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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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. Mar 17, 2019

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=export%20skype%20conversation

 

Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyR7gnkUKyA

 

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Not helpful, I'm afraid Mar 17, 2019

Sergei Leshchinsky wrote:
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Where do I find those options, Sergei? I don't see them anywhere.

Sergei Leshchinsky wrote:
[Google for export+skype+conversation]

Sarcasm isn't helpful. Anyway, which of these pages contain the answer to my question? I have already visited all of them before I posted here.


1. This video relates to Skype 7.
2. This video does not (despite its title) explain how to export messages (only to migrate them).



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Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
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Hi Samuel Mar 17, 2019

I have a Windows 8 PC which I presume works pretty like Windows 7, and I am forced to use this unfortunate version 8 of Skype, too, like everyone
Anyway, meaning to look up the path for you, I discovered much to my astonishment a folder which I never saw before (I think it came with the new Skype version).
The path is: users/your name/skype-export/your Skype name. There you should find all your conversations in .html
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I have a Windows 8 PC which I presume works pretty like Windows 7, and I am forced to use this unfortunate version 8 of Skype, too, like everyone
Anyway, meaning to look up the path for you, I discovered much to my astonishment a folder which I never saw before (I think it came with the new Skype version).
The path is: users/your name/skype-export/your Skype name. There you should find all your conversations in .html listed by name.
I have not checked in detail but hope this solves your problem.
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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Christel Mar 17, 2019

Christel Zipfel wrote:
The path is: users/your name/skype-export/your Skype name. There you should find all your conversations in .html listed by name.


Thanks, I have that as well, but that folder contains only the conversations from Skype 7. In my case, it contains only two conversations from way, way back when.


 


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