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Backup Skype settings and chat history is a crucial way to restore the default level of social or business activity after any significant changes in hardware or security problems occurs. Handy Backup allows fast Skype backup via the “Computer” feature.
Version 8.0.0, built on 4 March, 2019 104 MB
With Skype backup, you can perform backup action simultaneously for these data listed:
Because online audio-streamed dialogs in Skype are highly volatile, this is only one way to back up and recall it: by capturing the audio stream to some popular audio format, such as MP3 or WAV, with performing Skype calls backup using these files.
Note: From version to version, some Skype backup data may be stored on a Skype server instead of the local machine. In these cases, the Skype policy may alter, reduce or restrict the backup Skype strategy.
This is another principal question. To backup Skype history in Windows 7 or under most other Windows editions, find the file called main.db in the Skype setting folder. Backing this folder up, you are also performing backup of Skype chat history.
How frequently to backup Skype is completely a matter of taste and personal need, but as chats are sharing the volatility with other types of talks, we recommend to backup Skype chat history as frequently as possible, perhaps no less than once per day.
Version 8.0.0, built on 4 March, 2019. 104 MBBackup Software from Novosoft LLC. 39 USD per license.
To back up Skype Data you need any edition starting with Handy Backup Standard. If you want to save your contacts, settings or chat history then Handy Backup Standard is a perfect solution for you. Free 30-days trial version!
To backup Skype contacts and settings with Handy Backup, please follow this instruction.
C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\SkypeC:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Skype
Note: To backup Skype chat history, check that Skype conversation file called main.db is present in one of these folders.
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I overcome the below issue(i.e.,main.db locked while skype is running) by a workaround, using your "Action Before/After" tab, where a bat script to kill skype was written, before taking a backup, and a bat script to start the skype back, after taking the backup.
That tab helped me :-) ..thanks!!
We are glad to see you are using our software with such a
skill and creativity:). Your solution is an excellent example of versatile
application of Handy Backup features.
To avoid the obstacle you described, we are also recommending running the program as the administrator with full rights and privileges in Windows:
Right click on the program's shortcut or an .exe file and click on “Run as administrator”. Then create New Task and try to back up your data.
Unfortunately, not all of the windows folders can be accessed
simultaneously even by the administrator.
Try to grant access to these secured folders using the sequence of
control elements: Right Click - Properties -Security - add permissions to user and program. This way, you may set permissions to any particular folder to be backed up by Handy Backup automatically.
Good Tool..!!..But problem is main.db is locked while skype is logged on(i.e., skype process is running), and as a result scheduled backup fails; An e.g:
STATUS:>01:05:54 Backing up file "main.db"...
ERROR:> 01:05:54 Error occurred while reading the file: The handle is invalid (0x00000006)
WARNING:>01:05:54 The error is ignored.
STATUS:>01:05:54 *** Operation Summary ***
ERROR:> 01:05:54 Status : FAILED.
STATUS:>01:05:54 Errors ignored : 1
STATUS:>01:05:54 Files backed up : 0
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