1

After upgrading to latest version (4.3.0.37) the skype no longer showing Recent chats. It is showing a small black box as shown in the bellow pic instead of chat list.

enter image description here

If I downgrade the version, I am not able to login Skype. How to make "Recent Chats" to show recent chat history?

1

Try this:

  • Quit skype
  • Move away the ~/.Skype folder
  • Start skype without the previous history.

That worked for me, at least first. However, the problem with the disappeared Recent chats came back, so I had to redo the above...

It seems like a bug in the new skype client.

| improve this answer | |
  • Thank you. This is ok after moving .skype from home folder but is there any way to shift chat history to new version? – Jabir Aug 3 '14 at 8:21
  • @Jabir: Probably, but I don't know how. You may want to ask a new question about it. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Aug 3 '14 at 16:36
0

Yes, there's a way to do it. You need to edit the main.db database file as follows:

$ sqlite3 main.db
update Messages 
set body_xml=substr(body_xml,instr(body_xml,'<files'),12)||
             substr(body_xml,0,instr(body_xml,'<files'))||
             substr(body_xml,instr(body_xml,'alt=')+5) 
where type=68 and body_xml not like '<file%';
.quit

(via https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/skype)

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.