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Delete Skype AccountSeems a trivial question, one would think ok I uninstall the program and you’re done. Actually it is not so simple. The Skype account does not reside in our PC so even deleting the program, you can find our profile through research, which is certainly annoying to find our data still there. To eliminate all our profile, follow the instructions below in order to solve the problem. First you need to know that your user profile consists of all the information that have been placed under our Skype name. For example, the real name, birth date, phone number, etc. … Skype has no control or process to store everything (it has nothing to do with MSN or similar). The information that you choose to make available to other Skype users are under our sole control. If you want the user profile is no longer visible to other Skype users, just do not make more access to their Skype account. After about 10 – 21 days, the user profile will no longer appear in the Skype directory. But if you try to log back into your account after the 21 day period, the user profile will be restored, confirming that the data is still present. It must be borne in mind in fact, that your user name is not deleted and the same user name can not be used to open another Skype account. In short we will not be visible in search results, but that does not mean that our account was actually canceled. To eliminate all our information follow the following: Go to: File> Create your own profile … (If you have a previous version of Skype to 4) while Skype> Profile> Edit My Profile (if you have the version 4). and simply replace the information with the gaps! Also, if you want to create another account or simply want to delete a Skype name from the login screen – follow the instructions below:

If you use Windows:

  1. Quit Skype.
  2. Double-click “My Computer” shortcut on your desktop.
  3. In the menu at the top, go to Tools> Folder Options.
  4. Under the View tab, select “Show hidden files and folders” and close the window.
  5. Double-click “Local Disk (C:)
  6. Double-click the folder “Documents and settings
  7. Double-click the folder with your Windows username.
  8. Double click on “Application Data” folder [Note: For Vista users, the folder is “/ AppData / Roaming /”]
  9. Double-click the folder “Skype”.
  10. Delete the folder named with the username you want to remove from the login screen.

If you’re using a Mac:

  1. Quit Skype.
  2. Double-click “Macintosh HD” shortcut on the desktop.
  3. Go to the folder ~ / Library / Application Support / Skype
  4. Delete the folder named with the username you want to remove from the login screen.

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19 Responses to “Delete a Skype account”

  • Gege says:

    i still dont’ get how do i fully delete a skype account???

    • tecnics says:

      I am sorry to disappoint your expectations, but completely delete a Skype account is not possible, as it says in this article, skype name when you register is not erasable. This is due to the fact that Skype has a central server to store user accounts (as is the case for MSN) is actually more like the p2p system, where user information travels encrypted network between the users. Hence the inability to request a deletion of data, Skype can not do anything.
      But it is not so hopeless, following all the steps it up here, all you will get clean up your profile to all your information, your name will remain as such but to which Skype will not be associated with any data about you ( es. .. name address etc.) is also not making more access for 21 days of the same name no longer appear in search skype user.
      So my suggestion is to follow step by step guide, so will clean all traces of your information from your profile is Skype from your PC. For any questions please leave us a comment, I hope I have helped you. Hello soon.

  • reda says:

    i done the steps but my skype after the 21days will always stay ?? because i want to delete it totally , i mean i can’t be connect with it another day

    • tecnics says:

      The article does not say that it is deleted after the twenty-first day, but that it is demoted in search results. Also it says clearly that YOU CAN NOT ERASE YOUR SKYPE NAME. The steps listed above, are actually clean up your Skype account from our personal information previously entered, as already said will continue to exist but will only be a name which will not be associated with none of our personal information (including address email, real name, and everything that had been registered). The article, if followed to the letter, does just that, in the end you will still have the old skype name online, but which will not be associated with none of our personal information.
      I repeat that the cancellation of skype is not possible in any way for the simple fact that Skype has no central server like MSN, Skype administrators can not remove the name. This is due to the fact that the account information of all travel in encrypted network, through the users themselves, a bit like the case for the p2p system. To understand, is like asking to delete files from a given network es. emule or the like, it is impossible!

      • LiLi says:

        Change skype!!!
        We can delete our accounts easy like facebook…please???!


  • siddu says:

    How to change the skype name

  • judie says:

    I want not people find sth about me after the ‘closing’ of a skype account
    If i stop use my skype account for 21days when someone after these 21days
    in the skype search engine puts my email address only, he/she will see my skype name i had???I dont have problem if my skype name will stay forever.What i want is when people searches me by mail after the closing (my mail contains my name :( ) not show them my skype name i had .I want when they put my mail address or my full name etc NOT my skype name appears.My skype name was really dumb that’s why:(.I want to create a new skype account with new mail,skype name.Sorry for my english i am from Ontario/Canada

    • tecnics says:

      The only way to not appear in searches, is to customize the email field in its skype account field, leave it blank or writing something else.

  • KIANA says:

    hi i want to know that after 21 days will you still be able to go on your skype or not

  • tecnics says: will be always able to go on your Skype is not possible delete your account.

  • Qiera says:

    How to delete my skype account on the spot?

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