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Help. Skype Won't open!

Hi,

 

For some reason skype has suddenly stopped working and now wont open at all for me?

I've tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it many times and nothing seems to work.

I tired different compatibility settings and nothing works!?

 

Any advice?

osmithy92
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What version of Windows are you running?




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I have the same problem, win7pro64. please help.
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Quit Skype.  Hold the Windows key and type r.  In the box that comes up, type %appdata% <enter>.   Find the \Skype folder and rename it something like \Skype_old.

 

Start Skype and see if it runs normally now.




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is not run, open a blank pagr of explorer. Please help me
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Same here, XP pro, CA protection, I have worked on this for days, have had skype for years, never had a problem until I was hacked and was suspended for sending thousands of emails. Can't get emails to work either but my Bighorn email works. I have worked thru the directions, no joy. I think I will have to ditch skype as I can't find answers. I still have credit and can log on to my account, application just wont open.

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The quickest method currently, to resolve this, is to install over, what you have. using the beta release here: http://skype.com/go/getskype-beta

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osmithy92 wrote:

Hi,

 

For some reason skype has suddenly stopped working and now wont open at all for me?

I've tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it many times and nothing seems to work.

I tired different compatibility settings and nothing works!?

 

Any advice?


Download and Reinstall the new Skype 5.7 beta version. See if it helps.

 

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-beta-full/

 

If not resolve this issue, then

 

Please do a Skype reset:

 

1. Ensure that "Show hidden files and folders" is switched on.

Click Start and then Run Type "control folders" and click OK. In the View tab, ensure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled

 

2. Exit Skype : From the system tray >> right click on the skype icon and click "Quit Skype"

 

3. Click Start >> Run Type: %appdata% Rename folder "Skype" to "Old_Skype"

 

4. Re-run Skype

 

Check if the issue persists

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I've tried that and it still won't work. I'm really getting frustrated. 

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pterano42 wrote:

I've tried that and it still won't work. I'm really getting frustrated. 


What exactly happens when you are trying to open Skype?

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