If you are going to install operating system or moving one system to another you need to preserve or move your skype chat history to another location. Here is the step by step guide to backup skype data and chat history.

Manual Backup Process

Skype chat history backup and other messenger chat history backup is very easy.  You just need to find out data folder of messenger and copy that folder in a safe place so you can restore that  later. Usually, data folder can be see in messenger preference/options menu. Skype data folder location is different in Windows XP and Windows 7.  Go to the location according to your operating system.

Skype Data File Location in Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\your_windows_username\Application Data\Skype\

Skype Data File Location in Windows 7


Copy all folder and files in these location and keep in safe place. Restore files after fresh installation of skype.

All Done.

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