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Solved: Can't unsync Skype on XP computer

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  1. Blindy8

    Blindy8 Thread Starter

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    It is more than annoying that Skype takes all my phone numbers in my address book and on anything on my PC that appears in phone number format and converts it to a Skype link. I did not authorize this and it's ridiculous because if you are not careful when looking to copy a phone number, you have to wait for Skype to load as it connects the link and waste your time.

    I went to the pathetic "support forums" on Skype where you can't find anything useful and Skype has no actual, legitimate customer support.

    All I want to do is unsync Skype from my phone numbers on my pc but there doesn't appear any obvious way of doing this other than to uninstall Skype, which I might do because I"m disgusted with them. I'm sure there's some cookie lurking on my computer somewhere in a Skype folder that is the culprit and needs to be deleted but I don't see where.
     
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    You can clear skype browsing cookies by going to skype tab at the top left, selecting privacy. At the bottom, you can uncheck accept skype browser cookies, or clear skype cookies. I don't know if this will solve your problem. As to finding how to uncheck the option of adding your address book, I cannot find it either. I saw forums that said how to do it on Android phone and Mac, but they did not work for me on Windows, and I have yet to find a solution, unless clearing the cookies works.
     
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    Ok, I was to reply the same thing :) The problem is the software called "Click to Call with Skype".

    Thanks for reading.
     
  5. Blindy8

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    I am going to mark this solved after I provide the solution here. What got me on the right track is that someone here (and I thank them) indicated that the problem comes from a Skype applet that was recently added as an add-on to Skype users. It is called Call to Click. Now a user has no idea that they are adding this invasive program as there is no indication I could find that it is offered as an option not a default. So what happens is that all your phone links in your address book as well as anywhere in your computer suddenly become links that link to Scype. It becomes a horrendous annoyance because if you are trying to copy a phone number and aren't exact when you highlight the number, you then have to wait as Skype is started and converts the number to a Skype call link. How annoying is that? If you search the Skype forums and post "unsync Skype" there are no instructions for Windows computers that address this nor do they have customer service.

    All that being said, you will note that if you go to Windows Explorer and search for Skype, you will see a subfolder called C2C. That represents this Call to click annoyance. However, you can't disable it there. You have to go to Control panel and you will find Call to Click under the Skype listing. You can uninstall it there but have to reboot your computer before all the links comvert back to phone numbers. This is what I did and it works. It's a hell of a lot of nonsense and basic users will be very angry as there appears few ways to easily find this information, even with a Google search.
     
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