SkypeContactsView v1.05
Copyright (c) 2014 - 2015 Nir Sofer


SkypeContactsView is a simple tool that displays the list of all Skype contacts stored in the local database file of Skype.
For each contact, one or more of the following fields are displayed: Skype Name, Full Name, Display Name, Gender, ID, Birthday, Profile Time, Last Online Time, Last Used Time, Phone, Emails, and more...
SkypeContactsView also allows you to export the contacts list into text/tab-delimited/comma-delimited/xml/html file, or copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

Versions History

  • Version 1.05:
    • Added option to export the contacts to JSON file.
  • Version 1.01:
    • Added 'Remember this folder' check-box in the 'Advanced Options' window.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Start Using SkypeContactsView

SkypeContactsView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - SkypeContactsView.exe

After running SkypeContactsView, the main window displays the list of all contacts found in your Skype profile. If you want to view the contacts of another Skype account, you can press F9 and type the desired Skype account folder.
You can select one or more contacts in the main window or select all of them (Ctrl+A) and then export them into text/tab-delimited/comma-delimited/xml/html file using the 'Save Selected Items' option (Ctrl+S).

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the list of contacts into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of contacts into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of contacts into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of contacts into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of contacts into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of contacts into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of contacts into XML file.
/sjson <Filename> Save the list of contacts into JSON file.

Translating SkypeContactsView to other languages

In order to translate SkypeContactsView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run SkypeContactsView with /savelangfile parameter:
    SkypeContactsView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named SkypeContactsView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SkypeContactsView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run SkypeContactsView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run SkypeContactsView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to
Download SkypeContactsView

SkypeContactsView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of SkypeContactsView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'skypecontactsview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed SkypeContactsView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Arabic «Mohamed.Bajdouai» 19/12/2015SkypeContactsView v1.05
DutchJan Verheijen17/12/20151.05
FrenchGilles PEDROLI20/08/20141.00
FrenchSkorpix3813/12/20151.05 (dec 2015)
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de08/05/20171.05
Greek geogeo.gr07/09/20141.01
Italian 01/02/20151.00
Persian Amirreza Nasiri20/11/20151.01
Polish Le blog du hacker27/08/20141.00
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)05/02/20161.05
RussianDmitry Yerokhin15/12/20151.05
Russian Mikhail Zhilin, a.k.a. mwz08/09/20141.01
SlovakFrantišek Fico09/02/20171.05