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Skype chat history contains all of your instant messages whatever you sent/received from your contacts and also keeps calls records you made or received from others. Now, if you have a plan to change your mac, and want to transfer your Skype chat history from your old Mac to new Mac, then definitely you need to make a copy of Skype history file first. So, here you find instructions to transfer Skype chat history between Mac computers or from Mac to PC.

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See also: Transfer files from OS X Mavericks to Windows 8

Snapshot of the guide:

  • First we find chat history folder location on Mac.
  • Setup Skype on our new Mac and transfer chat history file.
  • You will also see how to transfer history from Mac to PC.

Locate Skype Chat History on Mac


Click on “Finder” icon from the dock of your Mac. From the menu, navigate through “Go” > “Home”.


Go through the folders “Library” > “Application Support” > “Skype”. Then open the folder with your Skype name and from there access the file “main.db” and copy/backup it on your computer.

Note: You can not normally open this main.db file, but it contains all of your Skype chat history.

Transfer Skype History to New Mac


To transfer Skype chat history from your old Mac to new Mac, first of all you need to get login to your Skype on your new Mac (the Mac on which you want to transfer your chat history). Its required because when a user first time login to Skype on a new machine, Skype creates some user specific folders, which are used to keep a user’s Skype chat history. Anyways, after login to Skype just logout.


Now, you have to copy “main.db” file from source Mac computer and paste it in the same Skype user folder on new Mac, by going through the same folders path written in steps 1,2.



Login to Skype on your new Mac and see you will find all of your Skype Chat history, whatever you have on your old Mac computer.

Transfer Skype History from Mac to PC

Once you have located the main.db file on your Mac (OS X Mavericks, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard) copy this history file on a portable device for transferring it to your PC.

Now, on your PC that running one of the following Windows operating systems, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 7, XP, Vista, you need to find Skype history folder location.
You can follow this guide to find the location of the Skype chat history folder on Windows and simply copy the chat history file (main.db) here.

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This article describes how to do a clean uninstallation of Microsoft Skype for Business on Mac.


To cleanly uninstall Skype of Business on Mac, follow these steps:

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  1. Log on to your computer by using administrative credentials.

  2. Exit Skype For Business on Mac if it's running.

  3. Drag the Skype For Business on Mac application to the Trash.

  4. Remove existing Skype preferences if those hidden files exist. To do so, run the following commands in a Terminal:

    • sudo rm -rf /Applications/Skype for
    • sudo rm -rf /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/MeetingJoinPlugin.plugin
    • defaults delete true
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Skype for Business_*
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Saved Application State/
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/Skype for Business_*
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/*
    • rm -rf ~/Library/Cookies/*
    • sudo rm -rf /private/var/db/receipts/*
    • rmdir ~/Library/Application Scripts/
    • find -f /private/var/db/BootCaches/* -name '*' -exec sudo rm -rf {} +
  5. In the Applications/Utilities folder, open Keychain Access.

  6. In your logon keychains, delete Skype for Business.

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If you plan to reinstall Skype for Business on Mac later, you can download the program.

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