My Skype Broke and This is How I Fixed It

June 25, 2014 at 7:33 am

Skype was working great for a while, until I recently opened it and saw this:

What my broken skype looks like

 

This is what I did to fix it:

  1. Completely uninstalled Skype, including “Click to Call”
  2. Delete the entire folder in C:/Users/~username~/AppData/Roaming/Skype (Warning: you will lose all previous chat data)
  3. Delete the entire folder in C:/ProgramData/Skype
  4. Click start and type in: %temp%\skype
  5. Now delete the delete the dbTemp folder
  6. I then downloaded an older version of skype here (i picked Skype 5.9.0.115.exe)
  7. I installed the app and all was well with the world again