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How to Export Skype Chat History on Windows 10 from marierobert's blog

Skype is one of the most popular chatting applications worldwide. You can chat, download, and share any text or image on Skype. It provides you with the feature to download the chat history and other files related to Skype conversation.

There may be instances when a user might fail at exporting his Skype chat. In case you are one of them, then there is nothing to worry about as we will help you out. Here are the steps to export Skype chat on WIndows 10.

Downloading a Chat File on Skype

Sometimes, the option to export your chats is removed but you still have the option to save and export your Skype conversations on your PC.

 Here is how to install and save a copy of your Skype’s conversations and chats history file on Windows 10:

  1. First of all, you have to launch “Skype” on your desired web browser.
  2. Now, locate the content you wish to export and download.
  3. After that, you have to tap the “Submit” request tab.
  4. Next, press the “Continue” tab.
  5. Hit the tab that says, “Download.”

Note: In case, you have directed your PC to fetch you the Skype History through downloading option. You should follow these guidelines:

  • Firstly, you should wait for a while and refresh the option continuously by hitting the refresh icon or tab, which says, “Export files and Chat history.”
  • Then, try refreshing it until you look at the download option there. Usually, you get notifications regarding the chat’s download option
  • After some time, a file with the extension of “.tar” appears on your screen. Hit it to copy your chat file.

Launching the file and chat history on Skype 

In case the “.tar” file is not opening on your Win 10 for any reason, then you may use another method of Command Prompt to expand its contents. To do this, follow these easy to use steps:

  1. First of all, hit the “Start” button.
  2. Now, tap the search box to activate and then search the command prompt by entering “DOS” in the search bar.
  3. Click the Command Prompt application to launch.
  4. Now, you have to enter the following command path to modify the existing path on the “.tar” file.


  • After that, tap the “Enter” key.
  • This action will change the file location to “Downloads,” and it looks as “cd downloads.”
  • Next, enter the following command path in order to download or export your Skype chat contents.
  • After that, you have to tap the “Enter” key.
  • Then, rename your file.
  • Now, hit the “Skype Parser” zipped file.
  • Then, you have to double tab the file option “index.html” to launch the parser.
  • After that, click on the “Browse” tab here.
  • Next, choose the file name that reads “messages.json.” It’s the file holding your chats file and conversation history, which belongs to the “.tar” file.
  • Tap the “Open” tab to launch.
  • After that, hit the “Load” tab.
  • After finishing these procedures, you will be able to see your chat file or conversation history on the left-hand side of your page.
  • If you wish to expand any of your store or downloaded chat histories, then you may open it by clicking on your desired chat option. The details with your chat will expand on the right panel.

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Ava Williams is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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