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Removing Facebook contacts from Skype

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Novel Adventurer

The only "highlighted" subjects under "Contacts" is Add New Contact and Blocked Contacts.

There's no "Hide Facebook Contacts".

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Novel Adventurer
I figured it out! If anyone has the same problem, I have a MacBook Pro, and the way I did it, was to go to Finder --> Username --> Library --> Application Support and then delete the folder "Skype". Empty your trashcan, and then start Skype again.
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Casual Tourist

Thank you LouiseNissen! The way to do this on windows is click on Start --> run --> type %appdata% --> and delete the folder called Skype. Then run skype again and the contacts will be gone. Make sure you close Skype before doing this.

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Novel Adventurer

Well, I can see that there is no solution for this problem at the moment. I've tried to check each and every settings on skype in order to solve this matter too but unfortunately with no avail. 


So, the problem is actually not in Skype. The problem is in your Facebook account itself. Just go to Facebook, the arrow down beside the Home button on the top right hand corner of the page, click on it and then click on account settings. Then, on the left hand side of the page, there will be a button for Apps. In Apps, just delete skype from your Facebook and kudos, your Facebook contacts in Skype will dissapear. 


Took me long enought to figure that out. Well, just sharing in case someone out there is having the same problem with me and of course you. =) Hope it works for you!!

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Novel Adventurer

Finally a way to remove Facebook contacts from Skype on a Mac. I had already disconnected the application from Facebook using the 'cog' in the Skype home menu, and I'd also deleted the Skype app from my Facebook account, but I still couldn't get rid of my Facebook contacts in there, and there was no option to remove them. Deleting the folder did the trick. Thanks so much!

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Novel Adventurer

Ha, as soon as I sent a message on Facebook all the conacts reappeared in Skype. I think I'll just uninstall it until Skype give us a way to remove the link.

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Casual Adventurer

Hi, do you know where that folder is located in MacOS X Lion? Because I just cant find that Skype folder anywhere on my hard drive, even though I did find the application support folder. I uninstalled Skype before I found this post, so it might have removed itself along the way, but after the reinstall the facebook contacts were still there, but no folder -.-

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Casual Adventurer

Never mind, found out myself^^


For all of you who have the facebook contacts problem on Skype on Mac OS X Lion, the solution is how [invalid URL] described, however the Skype folder is hidden with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. In order to delete it, follow these steps:


- Open the Terminal (a system program for those who don't know)

- type the following command:


defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE


- press return/enter

- type in the following command:


killall Finder


- press return/enter.


The Skype folder is now visible in the directory. Delete it as instructed in the post above.

To hide all the system files again, follow the instructions above, but instead of TRUE type FALSE.


Hope this will help the next "victim"

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Novel Adventurer
hi madrid4life,

could u tell me the exact command(s) pls! I tried and it wouldnt work :-(

I tried all variations of what you wrote and I am just getting "command not found"

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Novel Adventurer

(same post again...forgot to check "email me when someone replies!)


hi madrid4life,

could u tell me the exact command(s) pls! I tried and it wouldnt work :sad:

I tried all variations of what you wrote and I am just getting "command not found"


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