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:
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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