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Skype suffers worldwide crash

 

skype_crash_726820973.jpgMay 27, 2011 – Users of Skype yesterday (May 26th) experienced an unfamiliar phenomenon when Skype crashed on their computers and all attempts to re-launch the application failed miserably allowing the user to login only to crash again and again.

Users have been ranting on twitter for the past 2 hours since the crashes became more rampant.

This comes amid recent news that Microsoft bought out the company for 8.5Million US dollars earlier this month.

Some say this is what is in store for Skype users henceforth but we can only wait and see the outcome.

Speculation drives to conclusion that someone is trying to scare the masses by failing an application that many have come to enjoy as free and bug-free in most instances.

Some even joked that the crash came as a sign that Skype is now officially a Microsoft product.

 

SKYPE QUICK FIX

For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users;

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1.    Close Skype.

a.    Right-click the Skype icon in the system tray (at the bottom right of the screen)

b.    Choose Quit.

2.    Ensure that “Show hidden files and folders” is switched on.

a.    Click Start, type run and press Enter.

b.    Type control folders and click OK.

c.    Select the View tab and ensure relevant entry is enabled.

3.    Locate the shared.xml file.

a.    Click Start, type run and press Enter.

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b.    Type %appdata%skype and click OK.

c.    Delete the shared.xml file.

4.    Restart Skype. The shared.xml file will be recreated.

 

For Windows XP users;

1.    Close Skype.

a.    Right-click the Skype icon in the system tray (at the bottom right of the screen)

b.    Choose Quit.

2.    Ensure that “Show hidden files and folders” is switched on.

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a.    Click Start and then Run…

b.    Type control folders and click OK.

c.    Select the View tab and ensure relevant entry is enabled.

3.    Locate the shared.xml file.

a.    Click Start and then Run…

b.    Type %appdata%skype and click OK.

c.    Delete the shared.xml file.

4.    Restart Skype. The shared.xml file will be recreated.

 

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