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mczack26
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Portable Skype. A how to, posting the actual thing would be illigal

To start with you need the skype exe file. You can get this from the skype folder in your program files (you only need that file not the other ones.)
Now we need somthing that will help that run

Open notepad or wordpad etc and copy this into a file

@echo off
set APPDATA=%~dp0Application Data
if not exist "%~dp0Application Data" mkdir "%~dp0Application Data"
set USERPROFILE=%~dp0
set ALLUSERSPROFILE=%~dp0
echo Starting Skype...
start %~dp0skype.exe

Now save it as skype.ini And put the exe and the ini in a new folder with a useful name and walla you have skype
Edit:Thanks to Ph4n70m for pointing out that the text file should be saved as Skype.cmd not .ini also don't forget they need to be in the same folder
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You need to save Skype.CMD

You need to save Skype.CMD and not .INI

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soz ph4n70m

sorry bout that! Smile
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Hehe, no problem ;]

I never tried to redirect userprofile using a batch file
It works perfectly x]
I've used on another apps hehehe

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One word to explain it all

Awesome.

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Great!!!

I not tried it yet, but as soon as I get a minute, I will. Great idea though!!! Can't wait to have a go

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great how to

I once read another how-to i found on google, but i didn't work. this just works finde. thanks for it.

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Lazy here

I'm lazy so I just downloaded a launcher here: http://www.robloach.net/project/portableapplications

Biggrin

Of course you need the original skype.exe...

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"Portable Skype" Removed

I've removed Portable Skype and it will no longer be supported or hosted. More information and ways to re-implement it are available here: Portable Skype.

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just make a skype.bat that

just make a skype.bat that contains:
skype.exe /datapath:"data" /removable

/*PhreakOnALeash*/

/*PhreakOnALeash*/

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I tested the portable

I tested the portable version of Skype, it works!

Just be careful to delete your "leftovers" in the C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\skype folder.

Delete this folder after use it if you are in a public machine.

greetings.

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portable justvoip

hi all,another great voip soft this trick can be used for is justvoip.after modification it looks like:

@echo off
set APPDATA=%~dp0Application Data
if not exist "%~dp0Application Data" mkdir "%~dp0Application Data"
set USERPROFILE=%~dp0
set ALLUSERSPROFILE=%~dp0
echo Starting JustVoip...
start %~dp0JustVoip.exe

save it as JustVoip.cmd and put in the same folder on the usb stick with the JustVoip.exe file copied from your program files JustVoip folder.By the way JustVoip is much cheaper than skype and has a lot of countries on it's list where you can call landlines for absolutely free.

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Well... To my suprise..

I don't usually say this... Ever... But thank you, dnandi. I never knew about JustVoip and after using it, I can say I have firmly migrated from Skype to JustVoip. Thank you so much for introducing me to this app.

My advice to everyone is to try JustVoip for landline calls and even free SMS messages... I am truly astounded...

Thanks again.

Is there any way to take that with me? No? Give me 10 minutes... Maybe an hour...

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easier way...

At least, I think it's easier...

Download the installer and install to the default folder. There should be three folders available: Phone, Pictures and Wallpaper. Copy Phone\Skype.exe to a folder of your choice. Under that folder, create a subfolder called data. Copy Pictures and Wallpaper to the data subfolder. Finally, uninstall the program. Launch the program by using "Skype.exe /datapath:data /removable".

Copy&Paste from here: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=503

But I just use roboloach's launcher... Blum

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
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I dont think this is eaiser...

To do the ini version You need notepad. Cut and paste. To do your way Folders..subfolders... .ini is easier

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