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Removing Skype name from sign in screen

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Novel Adventurer

Hi

I'm selling my PC (windows XP pro) and have deleted Skype (using add/remove programs) then reinstalled it.

My user name keeps coming up as an option, without the PW, how do i delete this from my PC so my username does not come up any more?

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Accepted as a solution by Rackrose
‎28-08-2015 11:00

Try Below:

 

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

 

 

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

 

type: %programdata%\Skype\Apps and press Enter

 

Delete the login folder.

 

Again Press WinKey + R

 

type: %appdata% and press Enter

 

Delete the Skype folder.

 

For testing purposes you can run Skype but you need to delete the folders again.

Regards,
Tamim
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Accepted as a solution by Rackrose
‎28-08-2015 11:00

Try Below:

 

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

 

 

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

 

type: %programdata%\Skype\Apps and press Enter

 

Delete the login folder.

 

Again Press WinKey + R

 

type: %appdata% and press Enter

 

Delete the Skype folder.

 

For testing purposes you can run Skype but you need to delete the folders again.

Regards,
Tamim
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Location - Dhaka | Bangladesh - Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 06:00 hour

If one of my replies has adequately addressed your issue, please click on the “Accept as Solution” button. If you found a post useful then please "Give Kudos" at the bottom of my post, so that this information can benefit others.
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Novel Adventurer

Great, thanks for that.

%programdata%\Skype\Apps this didn't work (wouldn't open anything)

%appdata% this worked great and I now have access to be able to delete all my other information

 

Thank you

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Super Aviator

You are very welcome.

 

Here is the default location of the login folder under XP Systems.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Skype\Apps

Regards,
Tamim
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Location - Dhaka | Bangladesh - Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 06:00 hour

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