The solution is to dump out the skype database into a TXT file for easy searching with notepad.
- Download SQLite command shell at http://www.sqlite.org/download.html. (I downloaded http://www.sqlite.org/sqlite-shell-win32-x86-3070400.zip)
- Extract sqllite3.exe to a place on your path, or somewhere you can run it easily from.
- Open a DOS command prompt.
- Change the folder to C:\Users\[pc user name]\AppData\Roaming\Skype\[skype user name]
- There you should find main.db database.
- Type the following (in bold):
- sqlite3 main.db
- sqlite> .output c:\skype_chat.txt
- sqlite> .dump
- sqlite> .quit
You can now start Notepad and open file c:\skype_chat.txt to search through.