How to Display Chat History in the Microsoft Communicator

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How to Display Chat History in the Microsoft Communicator
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Microsoft Office Communicator is a Windows program that allows you to collaborate with others using your desktop. You can chat via messaging, voice and video. Communicator also lets you share your desktop, files and documents. The program is deeply integrated with Microsoft Office, keeping a familiar interface and allowing you to integrate communication into your Microsoft Office workflow.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open Office Communicator.

  2. 2

    Click the top-left status button to open a drop-down menu.

  3. 3

    Click "Tools" then "Options."

  4. 4

    Click the "Personal" tab.

  5. 5

    Place a check mark in the "Save my instant message conversations in the Outlook Conversation History folder."

  6. 6

    Click "OK."

  7. 7

    Click "Connect" followed by "Sign Out" to log out of Outlook Communicator.

  8. 8

    Log back into the application. Your conversations will now be stored.

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