Keeping an Archive of Skype Communications
You can manage how your Skype client treats your conversations using on-board software and third party apps.
First of all, you can keep an archive of Skype conversations using the Conversation > View old messages menu option, or by selecting one of your contacts and clicking the Show messages from: links.
Meanwhile, you can record Skype phone calls using any number of free and premium apps, such as Pamela Call Recorder (which you will need to purchase) or MP3 Skype Recorder, which is free. Pamela Call Recorder can be installed with a short trial attached via Tools > Extras > Get Extras screen.
Finally, Skype video calls can be saved anywhere on your PC using the VodBurner Video Call Recorder add-in, which can be installed via Tools > Extras > Get Extras and searching for “Vodburner".