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Skype Chat History Remover

The Voice Over IP client Skype additional means to communicate with a contact. One of these options is to chat with the contact directly in Skype. Skype does come with the options to remove the complete Skype Chat history in the preferences. The user can set the preferences to keep the Skype Chat History forever (default), for 3 months, 1 month, 2 weeks or never.

Problems will arise however if you want to remove the chat history with one contact from the list. This is not possible in Skype. We mentioned a manual way of clearing the Skype chat history for one contact but that was a rather complicated way of achieving this. Our reader Primoz mentioned a program that he wrote in the comments that can be used to automatically clear the chat history with one contact from Skype chat.

The program is completely portable and works with both Skype 3 and Skype 4. Skype has to be closed to run it. All the user needs to do to clear the chat with one contact from Skype chat is to pick a user account and enter the name of the chat partner. The software program will automatically remove the chat history with that client from Skype and leave the rest of the chat history in its current stage.

Primoz suggests the following steps to run the program:

  • Close skype
  • Create backup if something goes wrong for folder \Documents and Settings\{win username}\Application Data\Skype\{skype username}
  • Run application (.net 2.0 framework is required)
  • Input skype username and contact username and click remove button.
  • Run Skype again

Backing up the Skype databases is an important step in the procedure to avoid loosing data if something goes wrong. Skype Chat Remove can be downloaded directly from the Skype forums.

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Comments

  1. dwarf_toss said on February 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm
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    Handy little apps like this is why I come here. Heads up appreciated.

  2. caldaie said on February 16, 2009 at 3:12 am
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    with skype 4 is working perfectly on win xp, thanks!

  3. Wanda Ice said on March 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm
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    I have installed and reinstalled skype but setup wizard does not appear. How can I get my camera to work? I had it working then went away and had dialup and skype didn’t work with that. I uninstalled skype thinking that would work when I reinsatalled it, but wizard won’t come up for camera. thank you I am on laptop with wireless now and it won’t work.

  4. sho said on March 31, 2009 at 3:41 pm
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    gud

  5. hotel supplies said on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 am
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    skype 4.1 and win xp eng sp3 is all right thanks!

  6. polyxtian said on October 1, 2009 at 5:17 am
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    To Primoz
    Hi can you also make a version for Mac OS X?

    Thanks

  7. sumyungguy said on June 17, 2010 at 10:19 am
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    Not working on Vista x64 Home Premium. I have tried both 64 and 32 bit applications of the app.

    When I first tried this morning, it installed fine but would throw an error message as soon as I hit “Remove Chat History”:

    Skype 4.x error message: Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Data.SQLit, Version=1.0.60.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=db937bc2d44ff139’ or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

    After a windows update (.NET 3.5 SP1 was already installed prior to this) , it throws the same error only this time it actually looks like it’s doing some thinking before it happens.

    Please help :)

  8. skyper said on October 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm
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    Win7 x64 here, and the program is not working (same error as mentioned above, on Vista x64). I used latest x64 download from forum (tried x86 exe as well)
    Any help or suggestion?
    Thanks

  9. CandorZ said on November 6, 2010 at 10:37 am
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    People who want to download “Google/gmail chat history” can have a look at “How to do that”, without use of any software
    http://digivorous.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-download-and-backup-your.html

  10. Kas said on September 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm
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    “Skype Chat Remove can be downloaded directly from the Skype forums”. – I cannot find this link. Can anybody help?

  11. keg_egk said on February 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm
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    Windows 7 64 bit – SKYPECHATREMOVE complains that it can’t load the System.Data.SQLite.
    But working in Windows 7 32 bit.

    PS
    SKYPECHATREMOVE loaded from http://download.chat4o.com/setup64.msi

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