How to backup Skype chat history and Mail archives periodically in Windows

Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to backup Skype chat history and Mail archives periodically in Windows


 Taking backups of your skype chat history and Mail archives is a snap.
Step 1. Download Sync Toy 2.1 from this link:

Step 2. Creating folder pairs

  1. Open Synctoy and select Create folder pair option
  2. Your skype history is located inside a folder of form: C:\Users\<windowsusername>\AppData\Roaming\Skype\<skypeusername>. Enter this location on the left hand folder text box.
  3. Enter the foler location where you want to take backup .
4. Select Contribute option and click OK.

5. Give name Skype backup to the folder pair.Select Finish button.

Step 3: Create a Schedule

  1. Enter task scheduler in the run command and start task scheduler.
  2. Select the Create task option

3.Create a  trigger , you can specify anything you want but makes sure you backup chat history when skype is not running.

4. Select start a program option.


5. Enter the path of program as
"C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1\SyncToyCmd.exe" 

Add the following in the Add arguments text box (the name is same as that we kept in sync folder options)
-R "Skype backup" 

Just follow the same steps for backing up mail items. Default location is as follows:

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