Windows 10: How to show contacts in skype

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  1.    10 Feb 2018 #21

    Kari said: View Post
    Isn't 8.13 a Skype Insider Preview version: Skype Insider | Install a Preview version of Skype
    I'm not sure what's going on with all these Skype versions but, at Skype you have to download it on a Windows 7 machine or it just re-directs you to the Store, then install it on a W10 machine in W7 Compatibility Mode.

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  2.    10 Feb 2018 #22

    The key to keeping Classic Skype looking the way it does (like in post 12 with the menu bar at top vs icons), is to disable automatic updates in Options/Advanced. If you click the 'update classic Skype' button when you fall for the 'update available' message, it takes you unwillingly to version v8 which looks like v12 Store App, the interface that's much harder to use/get used to and integrates your entire People address book (9/10 contacts there don't have/use Skype) which clutters things immensely. I'm resigned to just leaving it at 7.40.0.104 under the 'if it's not broken' policy and presuming it's no longer supported.
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  3.    10 Feb 2018 #23

    I find version 8 pretty slick and just as functional as version 7...
    I found though, that media clips sent to the classic version will not play in the app, it'll kick you to the web UI...

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       11 Feb 2018 #24

    well managed to install the desktop version of skype, but still no contacts appear...frustrating..
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  5.    11 Feb 2018 #25

    kato181 said: View Post
    well managed to install the desktop version of skype, but still no contacts appear...frustrating..
    Are you now on this version ? Post your screen.
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    First, make SURE you are using the same sign-in as you do on MS People or Outlook. Under Contacts tab, Check that Contacts has 'All' checked, then go to Advanced/Restore contacts from file (you may have backed them up 'accidentally' at some point).
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       12 Feb 2018 #26

    I am using previous login name and microshaft login name also all to no avail...sooooooooo have had it with them... weird thing is that it works with Linux!! but then again Linux is superior to windowcrap..
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  7.    12 Feb 2018 #27

    kato181 said: View Post
    ... weird thing is that it works with Linux!!
    If you see your contacts in Linux, then export your contacts to a .vcf file and 'restore' it to the Windows version !
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       13 Feb 2018 #28

    wish it was that easy..different versions and there is no options to save contacts to file in skype for linux
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  9.    15 Feb 2018 #29

    As if we didn't have enough problems here already
    https://www.howtogeek.com/342990/sky...store-version/
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