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How can I put a Skype icon on my desktop?

How can I put an icon onto the desktop so I can just click and get onto Skype.  Everytime I get on Skype it asks me to download Skype.  It is already downloaded.  I need help.

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momLorraineR
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Re: How can I put a Skype icon on my desktop?

assuming your using Win 7 or older "i never tried Win 8 yet" you just need to go to your start menue, all programs and find the skype folder and then find the skype icon inside that folder, now from here you have 2 options, just right click on the icon and you will see a "send to" option, hover your mouse over it and it will open options, one will be Desktop (create shortcut) and it will do it for you, or you can just simply hold down your right mouse button over the skype icon and drag it onto your desktop, once you release the button options will pop up, one being create desktop short cut

 

that should do it

 

If your using Win 8 then someone with that system will have to respond

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In order to create a shortcut of Skype on Windows 8. right click your mouse on the desktop, put your mouse on New, then put your mouse on Shortcute and double click. When the window comes up put C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "skype:" in the box.

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pappap14 wrote:

In order to create a shortcut of Skype on Windows 8. right click your mouse on the desktop, put your mouse on New, then put your mouse on Shortcute and double click. When the window comes up put C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "skype:" in the box.


I tried that and a message said that no such file can be found. Is that exactally what I am supposed to type?

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33771144 wrote:

pappap14 wrote:

In order to create a shortcut of Skype on Windows 8. right click your mouse on the desktop, put your mouse on New, then put your mouse on Shortcute and double click. When the window comes up put C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "skype:" in the box.


I tried that and a message said that no such file can be found. Is that exactally what I am supposed to type?


Is your Windows 32-bit or 64-bit?

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

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ruwim wrote:

33771144 wrote:

pappap14 wrote:

In order to create a shortcut of Skype on Windows 8. right click your mouse on the desktop, put your mouse on New, then put your mouse on Shortcute and double click. When the window comes up put C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "skype:" in the box.


I tried that and a message said that no such file can be found. Is that exactally what I am supposed to type?


Is your Windows 32-bit or 64-bit?

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218


windows 64-bit

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One of the links in the attached SkypeStartLinks.zip file should work.  All links use the default Skype install/system path.  You would place one of these on your desktop:

 

Modern Skype.lnk -  Launching 32/64/App Skype by command line

Skype (32).lnk - Launching Skype on a 32-bit OS.

Skype (64).lnk - Launching Skype on a 64-bit OS.

 

Feel free to rename the links to whatever name you like.

 

 

 

 

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techfreak wrote:

One of the links in the attached SkypeStartLinks.zip file should work.  All links use the default Skype install/system path.  You would place one of these on your desktop:

 

Modern Skype.lnk -  Launching 32/64/App Skype by command line

Skype (32).lnk - Launching Skype on a 32-bit OS.

Skype (64).lnk - Launching Skype on a 64-bit OS.

 

Feel free to rename the links to whatever name you like.

 

 

 

 


techfreak, Thanks, it worked!

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i refreshed my laptop and lost my icon on desktop how do i get it back

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