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Hello everyone. USCIS received my returned I-130 on December 19, and I am currently waiting for them response . On March I will go to Morocco to visit my husband for 2 months and will stay until May . And I am preparating here all evidence that i have , in case if the notice will come here for that time, so my sister will able to send the package to USCIS. I am trying get our Skype conversation, but since we met on 2012 I am changed the computer, so on my new computer I able to see only history fir the last 6 month. Am I opened my old computer and saw conversations from 2013, and I was happy, but when I am printed out few pages I saw that all the conversations is dessapired from 2013 to 2016 and it is showing only from middle of 2016 to now. And my husband computer is the same thing. If anyone know how to restore all that conversation? Thank you very much.

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If your old conversation is disappeared  go to the sidebar and click history or you can type any part of the conversation into the search box, then click Search Messages.

 I hope that could help you 

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ah you found one of the nice/annoying features of security in messaging programs.


the chats logs are stored locally on the computers that were active when the message was sent. it will copy logs to other computers for a brief period before to give your conversations context.

the logs are not stored in plain text on your computer either so you do need to log into skype select all and copy them to get those logs.


the files are stored in folders in

c:users\[computer user name]\appdata\roaming\[skype user name]\chatsync\


the data is pretty useless when read through a text editor since they are not saved in plain text.


your best bet is going to resurrecting the older computer login into skype and copying the data out of the skype application.


good luck

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You can try Skyperious: https://suurjaak.github.io/Skyperious/


Or if you feel comfortable enough uploading your Skype history online (which I wouldn't recommend unless you're really desperate), then use this link (select the right OS): http://www.skypebrowser.com/



Good luck! :)




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Back in the day I used skypelogview.... it has to be used on the computer where the conversations actually took place. You can then print. It showed the time calls started, ended, text.... you can google it to download. I'm not sure if it's changed in the past several years

01/28/2013 I-130 package sent

01/31/2013 Notice of Action Date After POE
02/01/2013 Received e-mail and text notification of acceptance
11/26/2013 Applied for SS#
02/04/2013 Received hard copy NOA1 (case not found in on-line system) 12/02/2013 ELIS site still states "accepted"
03/12/2013 Transferred to the local office 12/27/2013 received green card
04/10/2013 Case still not found in on-line system
04/15/2013 INFO-PASS appointment

05/01/2013 NOA2 sent petition approved

NVC Stage...of course it has to be complicatedreading.gifrolleyes.gif

05/09/2013 Case received by NVC

05/23/2013 Received case #'s from NVC

05/23/2013 DS-3032 sent from husband's e-mail

06/03/2013 First day I can not access payment portal

06/04/2013 AOS Fee invoiced and payment made

06/04/2013 DS-3032 resent with Supervisor Review

06/05/2013 DS-3032 acceptance e-mail

06/05/2013 AOS Fee shows "PAID"

06/06/2013 AOS package express mailed

06/07/2013 IV bill invoiced and payment made (still waiting on documents from Hubby)

06/08/2013 IV package express mailed

06/25/2013 IV reviewed - Checklist (2 errors, Birth document & date on DS-230)

06/26/2013 Requested supervisor review by e-mail & verbal request for birth document (fingers crossed)

06/27/2013 AOS accepted

06/28/2013 Checklist response sent for corrected DS-230 (I had my husband sign extra's just in-case)

08/02/2013 NVC requested a supervisor review on the checklist item over 20 business day window

08/05/2013 Case Complete!!! kicking.gif

08/27/2013 Interview Assigned

10/30/2013 Interview

11/04/2013 Pick up Passport

11/12/2013 POE @ JFK

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