Skype from command line

Once a while is handy to be able use Skype from somebody else computer. In this case one can copy Skype and personal data (contact list) to USB flash drive. Here is what could be done. This example is using Windows 7.

md F:\Skype\data
copy C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe F:\Skype
xcopy  %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Skype\yourSkypeName  F:\Skype\data\yourSkypeName\ /s

Now is possible to invoke Skype, for example from F:\Skype like this:

start "Skype" Skype /datapath:data /removable

Skype version (32 bit version) has size 18,642,024 B, user data can be like 4 MB.

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