That's exactly it. I've done everything every other forum and Google search suggested. (With the exception of one guy saying to delete the /.Skype folder.) I just couldn't find the folder. I'm at an absolute loss here. I have no idea what to do. Every other post I find is from about 2 or more years go. I highly doubt they had the new force-update Skype issue as I'm having.

  • Press Control+H and you will be able to see the hidden folder, and delete it. Or run the command rm -r /home/<USER>/.Skype askubuntu.com/questions/470837/… – Tim Aug 10 '14 at 7:47
  • @Tim that worked like a charm! Thank you so much! – user314225 Aug 10 '14 at 7:54

This will display all the hidden files: ls -a | egrep '^\.'
and use:

rm -rf $HOME/.Skype 

to delete the skype config directory.

  • What is the egrep for? Also, please enclose all code in grave chars - ` If you're deleting via terminal,you don't need to see it. – Tim Aug 10 '14 at 7:56
  • regular expression for searching the hidden file – P_O_I_S_O_N Aug 10 '14 at 7:58
  • Okay, yeah that works nicely! – Tim Aug 10 '14 at 7:59
  • Umm well for a start I'm Tim, and I didn't ask, so I can't and second, I wouldn't anyway. It isn't a very good answer, it had bad formatting until I edited and you just demanded that I accept it... – Tim Aug 10 '14 at 8:11
  • @ user314225: be very careful while using rm-rf command as root!!! – v2r Aug 10 '14 at 8:33

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