Of course if you have a skype phone - you don't need a portable version!
However, I can see this being quite useful for a college situation where students regularly move from machine to machine and computer lab to computer lab.
Step 1: Create a folder on your USB drive. E.g. 'skype-portable'.
Step 2: Copy the 'skype.exe' file from the installed Skype folder on your PC (make sure you have downloaded and run the 'skypeSetup.exe' first) and paste it into your 'skype-portable' folder on your USB drive. The Skype folder should be found in 'program files' if you carried out a standard installation.
Step 3: Create a subfolder, called 'data' inside the 'skype-portable' folder.
Step 4: Create a new text file (use Notepad or Wordpad) and type in the following line - skype.exe /datapath:data /removable. Save the file, inside the 'skype-portable' folder, as 'skype.bat'
Step 5: Luanch the portable Skype by selecting the 'skype.bat' file.
It works a treat, no messy installation, no need to log in and out of different skype accounts on different machines!
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