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i want search on my skype history is used following link to do so How should I see the skype chat history from the file main.db located at ~/.Skype/SKYPEUSERNAME/?

i have the following configuration

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Skype 5.0.1.1
  • Please could you better explain as I don't what i have used following configration Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Skype 5.0.1.1 means in this situation! – George Udosen Jul 17 '17 at 8:10
  • @George I don't no about other things, can you give me idea on that, what other informaltion you need to solve issue. – chudasamachirag Jul 17 '17 at 8:49
  • Thanks @Rinzwind but still i could not found any db file of Skype. not even .Skype directory. – chudasamachirag Jul 17 '17 at 10:14
  • If there is no main.db does that not also imply your chat history is not stored on your machine? Knowing Microsoft they'd like to store that info on their servers. – Rinzwind Jul 17 '17 at 10:18
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    The ~/.Skype folder is for the old version of the Skype client, isn't it? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jul 17 '17 at 18:15
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You will find everything inside /home/{user_name}/.config/skypeforlinux/ directory on Ubuntu 16.04. Let me know if it helps.

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I found it in

home/snap/skype/common/.config/skypeforlinux/skylib/live#{skypeusername}

inside this you will see main.db

my system is ubuntu 18.04 and skype version is 8.34, Hope it will help someone

** please make sure hidden files are visible otherwise you will not see .config folder

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Config folders are usually hidden in ubuntu, The skype folder is hidden. You need to enable showing them.

Open nautilus (File Manager), press ctrl+h, you will be able to see hidden files/folders. Go to the folder with the name .Skype.

main.db in the below path should have what you are looking for:

.Skype/<;skype_account_id>

ex: .Skype/chudasamachirag

You can view this file in a sqlite application, such as SQLiteStudio. (Select Database> Add a database, and give the path of this main.db file)

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    Did you check this with skype 5 and ubuntu 16.04 or higher? And in case you wonder why I ask: see comments. – Rinzwind Sep 4 '17 at 14:17

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