Recover Skype messages
Posted on 2012-03-28
I have cleared my chat history in the Skype option settings, and now need to recover a recent chat conversation.
By opening the main.db file in notepad and doing a search on specific terms I have been able to locate the required conversation (from before I cleared the history), so the messages still exist somewhere in the main.db file, but I cannot find a way to tidily restore the entire conversation from main.db.
By loading main.db into Sqlite3 I can see all the conversations that took place after the wipe, but nothing from before - which is what I need.
By using the shell version of Sqlite3 I have tried to output the contents of main.db to a text document that is more legible, but it only outputs the conversations after I cleared the history.
Any suggestions are much appreciated,