Delete Skype username in Lion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mr Gee, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Mr Gee macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    I wanted to delete a Skype username and was previously able to do so by going into the application support folder and then opeining the Skype folder and deleting the relevant username.

    Now in Lion the Skype folder in application support has gone. Can anyone help me locate this file please or let me know how to delete a Skype username in Lion.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mtra69 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011

    I had exactly the same problem. It is a hidden folder now. You can force the "Finder" to see also the hidden files and folders. In the "Terminal" just type:

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    followed by the command

    killall Finder

    Then you can see again the skype profiles in the folder User/Local User Name/Library/Application Support/Skype/. To set the Finder settings back just execute those same commands above, but switch that TRUE to FALSE.

    I hope it helps.
  3. Mr Gee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    Thank You

    Thank you so much mtra69, it worked no problem. Really, really appreciate your help, it was driving me crazy!

    Thank you again.
  4. Morten7000 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011

    Typical rookie mistake. Next time I should remember to read on..

    THX mtra69!
  5. mlondon29 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    hey i have the same question, i'm not sure how to use terminal is there an easier way to do this? or is there a way you can explain it in laymen's terms?

  6. mtra69 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Yes, there is an easier way. Go to Finder and choose the "Go" menu. In the menu select "Go to Folder...". Search for ~/Library and you will see the hidden Library folder.

    PS: The terminal you can find in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder.
  7. RBrossi macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    I did that and it worked. But now the hidden folders are in my finder and there are some items in my desktop. I can't remove the item .DS_Store from my desktop. I would like to know how to undo that Kill all command. Please help, thanks.
  8. Cmd-the-World macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    All you have to do is read the post to the very end. However I will post the commands to hide the hidden files. Please do NOT delete or move any of the hidden files as you can mess up your system.

    In Terminal write the following code (after each line of code press enter):

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

    Then write:

    killall Finder
  9. pennbank macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2008
    This is the easiest option
  10. MarcLeuven macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    and on Ipad

    I was able to to this on Lion, but how can I delete it on my Ipad ?
  11. ndavid126 macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois
    Just delete skype then reinstall it.

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