20 Essential Tricks Every Skype User Should Know

Backup Skype Configuration and Chat History

Sync Skype on Multiple PCs

Click on Start and type CMD (in Windows XP, click Start>Run>CMD and hit enter). Right-click the CMD executable and select Run as Administrator. To create a symbolic link, type the following command:

Notice the quotation marks that enclose both the original and new location of our Skype folder. Also be sure to alter the above command depending on where your Dropbox folder is located, as well as the original folder location.

Repeat the above steps on your work PC, laptop, or wherever else you have Skype installed and your conversations will remain synced.

That’s all fine and dandy, except that it doesn’t play particularly nice with 64- bit versions of Windows 7. Many have reported that the older version installs just fine, but when you try to fire up the app, it crashes before you have a chance to log in. We’ve run into this issue ourselves and set out to find a solution. Well guess what? We found one.

If you’re having trouble getting an version 3.8 to run, revert back to version 3.6, which you can find over at FileHippo.com or OldVersion.com . Skype, the latest release before 3.8, doesn’t appear to suffer the same setback in Windows 7. Just be warned that by going back so far, you’ll be running a dated app that’s several versions behind the latest release, which means you’re missing out on added features and potentially leaving yourself open to unpatched bugs and security risks.

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