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Spotlight doesn't find Skype messages.

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Oct 9, 2013 1:21 PM

"Messages & Chats" is selected for Spotlight Preferences but I suspect that it's not indexing Skype's message history.  How can I add that to the list of what Spotlight indexes?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Daniel Bailin)

    Hi,

     

    Messages and Chats refers the the Storing of Conversations (iMessages) and Chats (Buddy List connections) that you elect to Save.

     

    Where does Skype save it's chats to ?

     

    Prior to Mountain Lion iChat Saved chats were in a  folder called iChats inside the Documents folder of the Logged in User.

    Path = Hard Drive Name/Users/(your account name)/Documents/iChats (Or ~/Documents/iChats)

    Now Messages Saved items are stored in ~/Library/Messages/Archive requiring the specific search of something in the ~/Library, which is not normally searched.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    7:55 pm      Thursday; October 10, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.4)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Oct 11, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to Daniel Bailin)

    HI,

     

    Open a Finder window and then use the Go Menu whilst holding down the ALT key and selecting the Library item that appears.

     

    Some third party app get their own folders here as do some Apple ones.

    Possibly  they are in the Cache folder and less likely the Application Support folder.

     

     

     

     

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      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.4)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to Daniel Bailin)

    Hi,

     

    No Problem on the delay.

    (I got some Correct Points the other day 5 years after the original Post)

     

    It is a shame that the poking about has not led anywhere constructive.

     

    Maybe someone who does use Skype may see the thread.

     

     

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      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.4)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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