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[FIX] Instructions For Fixing Skype Crashing

[ Edited ]

 

If your skype crashes after a few seconds, or typing something, I have made a fix. I know it works for me and my friend. It is written in batch.

 

To fix this problem: Click right here to download the program the easy way.

 

The Source Code

Spoiler
 

Below is the source code for this simple batch program. To get it working simply highlight it and right click. Save it as skypefix.bat on your desktop. Make sure to end with .bat or the program will not work. Once on your desktop double click the program. Make sure you quit skype or it will fail. If it still does not work after correct use of this program, you may not have the same problem that I did.

 

Highlight the following code, then save it as skypefix.bat on your desktop.

@echo off
cls
echo Close Skype or It Will Fail
pause
cls
cd %appdata%/Skype
del temp*
del shared.xml
cls
echo Done.
pause

If you want to know how it works...

Spoiler

@echo off - Makes it so the command prompt does not say the commands being ran.

cls - Clears the Console Screen

echo Close Skype or It Will Fail - Writes on the screen "Close Skype or it Will fail"

pause - waits for a key to be pressed

cd %appdata%/Skype - goes into the skype folder

del temp* - deletes all files starting with temp (* is a "wildcard")

del Shared.xml - deletes the file Shared.xml

That's it!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - MUST READ

 

There is a new beta version of Skype (5.7) which does not have this problem, but be warned: beta versions are meant to be tested, they are usually unstable and have glitches. I am not saying if this one does or does not, but I would like you to know that instead of the program you can install the Skype Beta 5.7 Here.

 

Before you install 5.7 OR my program please know:

Skype must be completely closed, not just have the X clicked. To completely close Skype right click the icon in the system tray and press quit (as shown here) 

 

 

Troubleshooting

  • Before posting your problem please make sure
  • Skype was completely closed (see above)
  • If you used my program by source code, make sure you saved it right
  • If the beta install failed, you may want to try uninstalling Skype (but in most cases that is unnecessary)

 

Whether the program works or fails, post a reply.

 

Q&A

Q. It does not work when I do the program OR 5.7

A. Make sure skype is completely quit out of (see above)

 

Q. Do I need to download an old version?

A. Some people have but it is not needed.

 

Q. What is the beta version?

A. Beta is a stage right before a program is released. Typically it has a few bugs and it is a testing stage. It is not completely stable, but it does have fixes to past problems.

 

Q. Should I get an old version or the beta version?

A. That is up to you, either one works. If you do not wish to do that you can use my program.

 

Good News

  • The Skype Developers are working on fixing this problem
  • I am working on a better version of the program in Java, which should be much simpler.

 

I decided to cancel the Java version of this program for two reasons:

  • I want people to know how it works by using a simple program
  • Skype is already working on fixing the problem (so it is a waste of time)

 

NOTE: This topic has multiple pages, you should go to them for extra help.

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jkush321
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Re: [FIX] Skype Keeps Crashing

I tried the fix but it didnt work and continues to crash. this is frustraighting and disheartning. I love skype its an amazing program. I wish tose of you the best of luck trying to figure the issue out.

Kisstivine
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I wish I could just link to the program on dropbox, I am sure that would help a lot, but I do not know if that is allowed so I will assume it isn't. Did you try using the skype beta link? When you ran the program was skype closed? Did it say Done.? (it did not work if it did not say done).

jkush321
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Is skype planning on fixing this???

lovelyheart418
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Hi!  the thread which link is pasted below is a compilation of the suggestions and procedures that fixed Skype related problems in many cases.  I hope that the suggestions there would also help resolve the issues in your case.

 

Skype Problems Troubleshooting Procedures (Windows)

 

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VooDooDoll
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maybe i dont understand how its supposed to work then. i renamed the program then it asked if i wanted to and i said continue and then it was renamed nothing more

 

Kisstivine
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I fricken hope so
Kisstivine
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I am going to look at the rules again, hopefully I am allowed to link you guys to the program so you can be assured that it works.

jkush321
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thank you you are very kind and helpful
Kisstivine
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Thank you! This worked. 

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