Mountain Lion Skype Workaround?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mhunt407, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. mhunt407 macrumors newbie


    Feb 23, 2017
    Bristol, UK
    Hey guys,

    I've recently got ML 10.8.5 running on my MacBook Pro 2,2 using MPF.

    I know Skype has thrown ML into the scrap heap recently, but I wondered if anyone had discovered a workaround? I know in the past bundle strings could be changed to get older versions of Skype working on PPC - does anyone have experience with it on ML?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mhunt407 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 23, 2017
    Bristol, UK
    Just incase anyone else has this issue I found a fix here on the Skype communities...


    Step 1
    1. Quit Skype
    2. Go to Applications Folder in Finder and Right Click on the Skype icon
    3. Select "Show Package Contents"
    4. Click on Info.plist
    5. Scroll Down until you locate Locate these 3 lines:



    Replace with:




    6. Then go to File and click on Save, or press Command+S
    7. Re-open Skype

    Step 2

    If that doesn't work, then Remove all of the current skype files from your computer. To completely uninstall, and then reinstall Skype for Mac:
    1. Open your Applications folder and drag your copy of Skype to the trash.
    2. Then open ~/Library/Application Support * and drag the Skype folder to the trash. The ~sign represents your home folder. To find your home folder, open Finder and, from the menu bar, select Go > Home.
    Important: If you’d like to keep your chat and call history, skip the following step.
    1. Open ~/Library/Preferences and drag to the trash.
    2. Open Finder and search for “Skype” using the search feature in Mac OS X. Move all of the results returned to the trash.
    3. Empty Trash.
    4. Restart your computer.
    Step 3

    Download from a safe website Skype Version 6.15 for Mac.

    Step 4

    Install Skype by double clicking on the downloaded file and dragging the Skype icon to the applications folder and Repeat Step 1.

    Then go to Applications, Open Skype and Log In.
  3. averlief macrumors newbie


    Nov 30, 2017
    Hi, you've no idea how beneficial this has been for me. I recently downgraded my operating system from OSX Mavericks to OSX Mountain Lion and discovered that my version of Skype would not work. I did what you suggested and finally managed to sign in to Skype. Thanks very much; I'm very grateful.
  4. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

    Princess Cake

    Jan 15, 2010
    St. Louis
    I did Step 2 and changed the info.plist but I wind up at this screen when attempting to login >.>

    Attached Files:

  5. cyberish macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2013
    I just stumbled upon the same problem. Now updating the info.plist file to
    and mentioning 10.8 as the minimum system requirements did the job! (I did that on the 6.15(4) Mac version of Skype)
  6. eximious macrumors newbie


    Dec 14, 2016

    From where did you get that version?

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