How to delete Skype user name
Once in a while I would run into a problem having to select my Skype login name out of a few choices and that was nagging me, since I would be the only one using the computer at that time. The user names belonged to my friends who had visited me in the past and must had used my computer and Skype messenger to login and chat with their friends for some reasons. Sometimes one just needs some contact information in his Skype account and it is nothing wrong with helping them. They would naturally log out of the Skype account, once they found what they had looked for, but the user name would still be present every time I wanted to login. To make things easier for me and anyone reading this blog, I wrote a simple instruction on how to delete Skype user names that you no longer need:
If you’re using Windows XP operational system, select “my computer” in your desktop and then double click on the C disk. The new Explorer window will open where you have to find and double click on “Documents and settings” folder. The next window will appear. Select the folder with your Windows account name that you use when logging in to your Windows OS (Operational system). Find and double click on the “Application data” folder.
At this stage you may not find the “Application data” folder, since very often the default mode for this folder is set up to hidden. To make it visible, click the “tools” button in the upper left tool bar of your Windows account window. In the drop down menu, select the “folder options”. In the newly opened table select the upper “view” bar right next to the “general” bar. In the “view” bar tab check the “show hidden files and folders” under the “hidden files and folders” menu. Then click “Apply” and “OK”. You should know see all the visible and invisible files and folders.
Double click on the “Application data” folder.
Find “Skype” folder and double click on it. You will see “Content”, “My Skype received files”, “Pictures”, “shared…” and other folders. Some will be named after your and your friends’ Skype login name. Delete the folders with the names you don’t want to appear on the Skype login screen.
That’s it, you will no longer find the nagging login names when signing in to your Skype account. Next time, when someone asks to use your Skype messenger to access his or her account you will no longer have to worry about additional Skype user names in the sign in screen. Just delete them using the instructions provided – your friend wouldn’t mind very much, I guess.
I found this information pretty useful and thought it might be helpful to more than just me. Though I was facing this problem for quite a long time, I simply did not mind selecting my user name. However, it’s quite a relief when you find the solution which proves to be that simple.