January 22, 2009

Skype doesn't officially offer a portable version of their client, but by moving the application to your thumb drive and creating a data folder for Skype on that drive with a few simple tweaks, Skype runs smoothly and in portable style.

Weblog MakeUseOf details how to set up Skype to run from a USB flash drive so that no matter where you are, you can quickly and easily contact any of your Skype contacts :

"1. The first step is to make the folder on your USB stick where it will all stay. So call it whatever you want. Let’s call it “Portable Skype” for example. But you can give it whatever name you want.

2. Now go to the installed Skype app on your computer (normally located at C:\Program Files\Skype) and look for a file called Skype.exe

Right-click and copy that file. Do not move it anywhere. Just right-click and copy.

3. Now go to the “Portable Skype” folder and insert that copied “Skype.exe” file into the “Portable Skype” folder.

4. In the “Portable Skype” folder, make a new sub-folder called data..."
Continue reading : How To Make Skype a Portable App

Posted by Mark O'Neill @ makeuseof, via Lifehacker

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