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how do i access pictures i have taken on skype

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how do i access pictures i have taken on skype
You're going to have to change some settings in order to gain access to the folder in which Skype screenshots are stored. (And there's currently no way to change where screenshots are kept, unfortunately.)

If you're in Windows XP:

Open My Computer, click View -> Folder Options. Uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System Files," then close Folder Options and My Computer.

Hold your Windows key, press R, release both keys. You will get a Run dialog box. Type "%APPDATA%" (no quotes) and hit Enter.

Now navigate to /Skype/Pictures.

These are your screenshots.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
what if don't have windows xp?
What version of Windows do you have? Vista or 7?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i believe vista, how can i tell for sure
Okay, if you're in Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to click your Start button, then select Control Panel. Then double click Folder Options, click the "View" tab, and then disable "Hide Protected Operating System Files"

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
when i open control panel, cannot find folder options?
Hold the windows key, press R. Release both keys, type CMD into the Run dialog that opens up. Hit enter.

Type "ver" (no quotes) into the Windows command prompt and hit enter.

Report back with what the command prompt spits out.

It will look like "Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.0.2]

Thanks.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

microsoft windows version 6.1.7600

when i type ver windows cannot find

Okay. For future reference, Windows 6.1.7600 is also known as Windows 7. You have Windows 7.

Rather than walking you through locating Folder Options in your control panel, I have an alternative way to launch it.

Hold your Windows key, press R. Release both keys. Type "Control folders" into the run box, and hit Enter.

This will launch your Folder Options dialog box.


Now click the View tab, and remove the check from "Hide Protected Operating System Files"

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i have removed the check fromhiding protective operations file
Good, now you have given yourself permission to access the folder where your Skype screenshots are held.



1.) Hold your Windows key, press R, release both keys. You will get a Run dialog box. Type "%APPDATA%" (no quotes) and hit Enter.

2.) Double click the Skype folder, then double click the Pictures folder.

3.) These are your screenshots.
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