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Skype Artefacts Question

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Skype Artefacts Question

Post Posted: Sep 19, 19 11:33

I'm trying to get straight in my head the way Skype leaves behind artefacts. Specifically with respect the main.db file and the chatsync dat files.

Does anyone have a good reference that goes into this in detail (my brief Google hasn't taught me much more than I already know).

Are the chatsync dat files a form of temporary file that essentially duplicate everything that's in the main.db (albeit in less detail)?
(prior to any form of deletion/garbage collection if that occurs)

A cursory comparison shows a huge amount of overlap, in the large volumes of Skype data I have, but I'd like to understand better what gets stored where and why.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.  

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