Sometimes when we reinstall our operating system, if we are not careful, we lose some of our important stuff. One of these things is the Skype chat history along with our Skype settings. In this article you will see how to backup your Skype history to a save place, so you do not lose it.
To save the Skype history follow these steps:
- Open a random folder or Windows Explorer.
- In the top of the window, in the address bar input %appdata% and press Enter.
- Take the folder named Skype and copy it to a secure location :). It is a good idea that location to be on a different partition from the one you intent to install Windows on, since you will probably format it and therefore delete everything on it.
- After you reinstall your Windows, take that folder and copy and replace it in the folder you get to by following step 1 and 2.
Note: This will actually save the Skype history and settings for all Skype users on this Windows account. If there are other Windows users you need to save their folders as well.