How can I best back up my Skype chat history and make it searchable?

Rajaa Chowdhury January 3, 2013
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Can somebody suggest me a pure freeware software solution through which I can regularly backup my Skype chat history and do query on them and retrieve chat with the person I did by his name?

  1. Mihai Triboi
    January 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

    The answer to this question is interesting for me too. Wondering why Skype doesn't have native support for this...

  2. Paul Pruitt
    January 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    * Kudos Chat Search (Personal) - http://www.kudosknowledge.com/products/kudos-chat-search-for-skype/ (Costs $3.50 a month, Yikes!)

    * Kudos Chat Search (Professional) - http://shop.skype.com/apps/Chat-history-management/Kudos-Chat-Search-Professional.html (Supposedly only $10 after free trial).

    * SkyHistory - http://shop.skype.com/apps/Chat-history-management/SkyHistory.html (Free)

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      January 4, 2013 at 6:55 am

      Thanks a ton Paul, I have installed SkyHistory and it fits the bill exactly as per my requirement. Thanks again!!!

  3. Jose Paolo Gonzales Otico
    January 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    This website has a pretty good explanation: http://www.kudosknowledge.com/how-do-i-backup-my-skype-chat-history/

    You could always just get your chat history, copy and paste it somewhere and keep adding to it.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      January 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks a ton for the resource. I actually was using their solution thinking it was free with 1MB storage limitation, however since yesterday it was not backing up and prompting me to upgrade against a fee and therefore had to uninstall and post this question in the first place. :)