Skype Portable (chat and voice calling) Released by

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 21, 2014 - 12:15am

logoSkype Portable has been released. Skype lets you connect to others via instant message, audio conferencing and video phone. It can also call regular phone lines from anywhere in the world. This release updates Skype to the latest version. It's packaged as a portable app so you communicate on the go and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. It's released as freeware for personal and business use.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotSkype-to-Skype calls, video calls and instant messaging are free, any time of the day or night, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles and send SMS messages at great value Pay As You Go rates, or call unlimited* to certain countries with a subscription.

  • Free Skype-to-Skype calls.
  • Call phones and mobiles, send SMS.
  • Free instant messaging.
  • Voicemail.
  • Free video call.
  • Forward calls to a phone when you’re offline.

Learn more about Skype Installer / Format

Skype Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Skype Portable is available for immediate download from the Skype Portable homepage. Get it today! is not affiliated with Skype. Skype is a trademark of Skype Technologies SA.

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You once wrote (it got deleted by now) this version made some changes and thus the portable version was required to take a lot of time to adapt.

As a result, you got bombarded with requests as the "Other Apps Support" forum slightly became the unofficial Skype one.

So thanks for completing the job and letting us enjoy the new version of Skype.

rem be sure to do not add space(s) at the end of the three next lines Wink
set patharia2=d:\
set verlessmsi=lessmsi-v1.1.6
set pathskype=skypesetup
set pathskype2="%pathskype%\sourcedir\Program Files\skype\phone\skype.exe"

set clean_pass=1
del *.aria2
del *.msi
del *.msi.1
rd /S /Q %pathskype%
if "%clean_pass%"=="2" goto end

%verlessmsi%\lessmsi.exe x SkypeSetup.msi
del skype.exe.bak
ren skype.exe skype.exe.bak
copy %pathskype2%"
@set clean_pass=2
@goto clean_secondpass


if not exist d:\skypeportable\data md d:\skypeportable\data
START /B d:\skypeportable\skype.exe /datapath:"d:\skypeportable\Data" /removable

John T. Haller's picture

This will result in a broken login screen on any PC without Skype already installed. And it's also less portable and will leave stuff behind.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!