How to Remove My Saved Usernames From Skype

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How to Remove My Saved Usernames From Skype
Clearing old information from communication applications such as Skype will make them easier to use. (Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

The Skype VoIP (Voice or Video over IP) program is free for download and very user friendly. You can create multiple Skype accounts to use for different purposes, such as one for work and another for personal use. However, if you stop using one of your Skype accounts, the account will continue to display in the list of Skype user profiles whenever you log in. If one of your accounts has outlived its usefulness and you do not plan on using it again, you should delete the account from Skype using Windows Explorer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button on the Windows 7 taskbar and click "Computer" in the menu that appears.

  2. 2

    Double-click drive "C:" and then double-click the "Users" folder. Click the "Tools" menu in the window that opens and click "Folder options" in the menu that appears. Click the "View" tab and then click the "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" radio button in the "Advanced settings" box. Click the "Apply" button and then click the "OK" button.

  3. 3

    Double-click the "AppData" folder that is now visible in the "Users" window.

  4. 4

    Double-click the "Roaming" folder and then double-click the "Skype" folder that is located in the "Roaming" window.

  5. 5

    Right-click the folder that has the same name as a Skype user name you wish to delete and click "Delete" in the menu that appears. Repeat this step for each user name you wish to delete.

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