How to delete a Skype Name from the login screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by amerkit, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. amerkit macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Munich, Germany
    A lot of people used skype on my mac with different user names. So i would like to delete all this Skype names from the login screen. How I do that?
  2. McGiord, Jan 17, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Check on your user library for any skype file.

    Or uninstall it and reinstall it, your account info is stored online so you will not loose your saved contacts.
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  3. amerkit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Munich, Germany
    Many Thanks from Germany @ McGiord :)
    I just found it here: User/Local User Name/Library/Application Support/Skype/.
    Right there every logged user name has his own folder. Delete the folder with the desired username and restart skype :)
  4. Aquatic macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2008
    Marin County, California
    Thanks, now this is a helpful answer!
    Note to users: uninstalling/re-installing Skype did not work for me, but the above did.
  5. Dale Collie macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Didn't work for me

    I went to my user name, found library and application support then identified the name in the list there in Finder ... sent it to Trash and emptied trash but the name still shows up in my drop down list when I open Skype

    More ideas for doing this on Mac OSX? Thanks
  6. Rhubarb! macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2009
    Surrey, UK
    It's been driving me nuts!

    Thank you 'amerkit' ...very simple when you know how :)
  7. nipignorant macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2009

    yes indeed. thanks Amerkit. must admit it took me more than an hour to find my user name and where to start.
  8. lemurinthewild macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2009
    I just now joined this forum, hoping that I could find some answers to questions that I have in trying to make sense of my new Mac.
    I haven't been able to figure out how to delete a Skype user name from my pulldown menu at login, either.
    I'm a bit technologically challenged- but would just love it if someone could give some simple(?) instructions on how I could do this. Thanks so much!
  9. abadi93 macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009

    for anyone who cant find the file u have to go to the drive hd thing on desktop then users/mac/library/application support/skype then the accounts u want to delete :) hope that helps
  10. ragsaurus macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2010
    new problem


    i seem to have a new problem. i was initially able to follow the previous instructions and delete all the user names. i have attempted to do this again but this time i cannot find skype in the library folder.

    what has happened? how can i delete users?

    please help.

    thank you
  11. answer9 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    delete user names

    i have had this problem for a long time and i finally figured it out. the way to do it is go into your mac hd on your desktop. After you do this you click on your user name. You then click on library, from there a long list will show up. Click onto application support and another list will show. click onto skype and simply delete the name or names you no longer want on the log in list. hope this helps
  12. OTSB708 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    Carpinteria, CA
  13. MacNCheese79 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2010
    Further Help

    I've deleted user names in the past using the method above, but now when I visit my Application Support there are no longer folders attached to the Skype Application for me to delete.

    I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Skype, and even created a new user name to remove all of my friends login info and Skype still opens with all of my friends usernames attached to my account. I'm really frustrated - can someone please advise? Thanks
  14. crlineg1603 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2010
    I was having the same problem and later found out how simple it was by just looking around in my hard drive.

    Simply go to your "Finder" - then click on your account. From there, click "Library" - "Application Support" - "Skype". You can now open the Skype folder and delete the folders for each user name you no longer use or want to see in your Skype dropdown menu. Restart Skype and you're ready to chat.

    Hope this helps! :apple:
  15. MacNCheese79 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2010
    I have used that method before, but my issue remains: Now, there is NO Skype folder in Application Support. I'm completely stumped.
  16. domofon5 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2011
    go to users/'mac_user_name_'/library/application support/skype.
    Each skype name (skype user) has its own folder.
    Go to the skype name folder you want to hide and remove file 'config.xml'
    This way you'll keep the chat history but the skype name won't be visible on the list next time when you open the skype.
  17. elie.fares macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    I can't find Skype in the Application support folder.
  18. tombuck4 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    I had the same problem too, i hope this helps.
    I made the mistake of clicking on, macintosh hd/library/application support and not being able to find skype.

    you need to go to macintosh hd/users/'mac_user_name_'/library/application support/skype.

    I could not find library on my user so after a bit of hunting found that a mac update had somehow hidden the file. i followed this:

    The folder is now back and application support is in there with the skype folder.

    Dont know if this is any help to you but i thought id let you know

  19. SuperKirby macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2011
    LAS / OKC
    Thanks, this one worked

    thanks tombuck, the folder was hidden, this helped!
  20. hazal macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2011
    thank u

    many thank's u help me to delete it:)
  21. GMcMelbourne macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2012
    Thanks Tom... I also had the same issue. After a lot of hunting around (with the same info over and over that didn't help!) your post sorted me out. I'm on Mac OS X 10.7.2 and the problem still exists.

    Thanks for your help - it's appreciated!

    Garry, Melbourne
  22. quwaishan macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    some of id need to delete

    in my lap most f the people using skype some of the user name i wnts 2 remove from tht pge hw cn i?
  23. jogeor macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2012
    Here is another easy way to reveal Library!

    Open New Finder Window =>
    make sure your user name is selected =>
    Click Go in the top menu =>
    Press and hold the “alt” key =>
    then click Library which will now be showing and you can click on it.

    All the best.
  24. ChaosCoder macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I had this problem too and wrote a little system preference pane for it.
    It allows you to hide usernames (saves chat logs, etc.) from the login or completely removes them with just two clicks.

    Check it out:

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