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Skype™ portable app made with Portapps.
A telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls.

Latest version
Internal release 97
Last updated 2023/12/26
Maintainer CrazyMax
License Freemium


Download and install the latest portable setup where you want then run skype-portable.exe.

If you have already installed Skype™ from the original setup, move the following files :

  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\* to data

Then run skype-portable.exe and remove Skype™ from your computer.


For an upgrade, simply download and install the latest portable setup.



Here is what differs from the original release to ensure portability :

  • Following switches are passed to the process.
    • --data-path=<data_path> : Directory where user profile is stored. <data_path> is dynamically generated at launch.
  • A shortcut is created at launch to allow native notifications and removed when Skype™ is closed
  • Data collector on RtcPalVideoEtwSession is stopped when Skype™ is closed


Skype™ portable can be configured through the main YAML configuration file :

  cleanup: true
  • cleanup : Cleanup leftover folders (default false)

Known issues

There is no known issues Please let us know if you found one!


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