Skype Exporter

A quick and dirty script to export Skype user data from the software's SQLite files.

Description

When I needed to export some old conversation logs from a local Skype installation, I was relieved to find that the format was fairly straightforward. At the time, Skype used simple SQLite files for local storage. To export my data into a usable format, I wrote a Python script to import the data, transform it, and output each conversation as a human-radable self-contained HTML file.

I only needed to do this once, so the project was used only at that time. I don't know how Skype may have changed since, so use it only at your own risk.

Demo

Example Group Chat for Cool People

  • Michael (mister.mike)
  • Eva (hiking_eva_91)
  • Julian (jfietkau)

2012-09-22T14:20:51

Michael (mister.mike)

alrighty, everyone ready to go?

2012-09-22T14:20:59

Julian (jfietkau)

hi ready whenever you are

2012-09-22T14:21:02

Michael (mister.mike)

should be good to go then, been looking forward to this

2012-09-22T14:21:19

Julian (jfietkau)

I'm glad we were able to put this together on short notice

2012-09-22T14:21:27

Eva (hiking_eva_91)

About to start the call here, let me know if there are any tech issues.

2012-09-22T14:21:37

Michael (mister.mike)

should be alright on that front but thanks

2012-09-22T14:21:49

Eva (hiking_eva_91)

 has started a call.

2012-09-22T15:02:25

Julian Fietkau (jfietkau)

 has ended a call.

2012-09-22T15:02:32

Julian (jfietkau)

alright, that was fun

2012-09-22T15:02:40

Eva (hiking_eva_91)

Let me know whenever you want to get together again!

2012-09-22T15:02:44

Michael (mister.mike)

see y'all soon!