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For Skype 5.5 under Windows (Vista), every time I start the program the username is filled in. How do I get rid of this 'cache' such that it is completely empty every time I start the program? Or, at the very least, change its value to something more generic (to help preserve some privacy)?

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Set a password on your Windows account. –  grawity Oct 25 '11 at 9:07

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Perhaps this link may help.

It states,

Always, when you sign in Skype from some computer, your Skype name stays forever in the Skype list menu. Sometimes it is not desirable to be seen that you have been entering in Skype from that computer. To remove your name , just make follow few steps:

  1. Open a File Manager and in address field write %AppData%\Skype\ (so you may enter there manually – go to C:\Documents and Settings \”current user name”\ Application Data\Skype ).

  2. You are now in the folder that Skype save it`s system fails. There must be a folder with your Skype Name. If your Skype Name is Beauty23 , there must be a folder with name Beauty23.

  3. Delete the folder, and you are ready. Delete only the folder that has such name as your Skype Name, if you delete something else , you may damage Skype.

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Please don't just post links like that, with absolutely no explanation. They are only helpful until the site goes down. –  grawity Oct 25 '11 at 9:09

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