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Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« on: May 12, 2014, 07:58:45 am »
Anyone who knows how to clear chat history in Skype 4.2.0.13?

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Re: Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 08:18:18 am »
Select Options > Privacy
In the Privacy window you'll find "Keep chat history for..." and an option window just below that. 
Use the arrows (right side) to choose your desired option (Disable History).  Apply and Close.  Logout and then login.
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Re: Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 08:23:31 am »
No. That doesn't remove the chat history.

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Re: Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 08:44:49 am »
Hmm.  Okay...
EDIT: Open your History and select the events you wish to remove (by dragging, or by selecting individual events)
Right-click and select Delete Event (or for multiple events, Delete Selected Events)

If you want to disable your chat history on Linux:
Click the small Skype icon on the bottom right corner of the screen and select Options > Privacy
From the Keep chat history drop-down, select Disable History
Click Apply and Close
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If that doesn't do it, you can remove your Skype profile (nukes entire profile)

In your terminal and with Skype not running....
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cd ~/.Skype
create a backup
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cp ~/.Skype ~/skype.bk
remove .Skype directory
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rm -r ~/.Skype

logout / login or reboot
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Re: Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 08:52:07 am »
Is this safe? Will my contacts list be restored etc?
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Re: Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 09:02:51 am »
++See Additional Info in my last posting.....++
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Open your History and select the events you wish to remove (by dragging, or by selecting individual events)
Right-click and select Delete Event (or for multiple events, Delete Selected Events)
If you want to disable your chat history on Linux:

Click the small Skype icon on the bottom right corner of the screen and select Options > Privacy
From the Keep chat history drop-down, select Disable History
Click Apply and Close

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Re: Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 09:07:47 am »
No, contacts will not be restored but you can get them from the backup you created.
EDIT: Just tried this and could not figure out how to restore the contacts without restoring the chat history, as well, as they are both stored in the main.db file.
So, AFAIK, you'll need to reenter your contacts. 
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Re: Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 10:11:05 am »
Thanks for researching this. Aren't the contacts stored on Skype's servers though?

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Re: Skype 4.2.0.13 - clear history
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 11:30:37 am »
Yes, they are stored on the Skype server but I do not know how to retrieve / restore them.  Very little info for Linux is available from Skype Support on this kind of issue and I've Googled everything I can think of but come up empty.  Sorry.  Skype support offers a chat / email option but I'm not sure if it's free or you have to pay for it.  I don't know who the Skype guru is here on the Peppermint forum but maybe he/she will chime in on this. soon.
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