Skype On Usb Drive - Tips

Hello Craig, Found this in my attachements folders of yahoo mail. Anything that with some attachments goes there for safety. I know it is possible, the new Cruzer 1 Gig flash has it already on the chip. However, skype does not work good on GPRS, plus it shows logged in and it is not. Thanks An untested tip from a friend

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This might come in handy for you?

(from http://www.gruups.com/usbskype/) Getting Skype to work from your USB Drive Getting Skype to work from your USB Drive can be a life-saver when you're on the road or on a vacation.
It's also good if you want to show it to a friend, or want to use a version that's seperate than the one installed.

The trick is quick simple, and depend on two paramebers which aren't very well documented

This only works with Skype 1.4 and above, and only on Windows (well I'm guessing this because I can't test the mac version)

Download Skype and install it on any computer. Find the Skype.exe from where it was installed.
(Usually C:Program FilesSkypePhoneSkype.exe ) Copy the Skype.exe file to any directory on your USB Drive In that new directory create a directory called "data" Now create a file (with notepad) called "skype.bat" Edit the "skype.bat" file and place the following line there:
skype.exe /datapath:"Data" /removable You're set.

Just clicking on that batch file will make skype start, it'll be different version that any skype installed on the computer you're at, and will even run if skype isn't installed on that computer. That's it.
Good luck. And another trick to make it a little more fancy (Rob): Looking forward, and using the same example, I would like to resurrect a simple, yet powerful trick used by our pappies, from the DOS years, to capture an assigned drive letter on the fly: @echo off
pushd
SET AMOVIBLE=%CD%
popd start %AMOVIBLE%appsskype2skype.exe /datapath:"%AMOVIBLE%appsskype2data" /removable Thank you,
Andy HoboTraveler.com
http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogger.html 2007-05-08

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