Few days ago Skype stopped working normally in my laptop. Each time after starting the window opened, then signing in… then crash. It was not solven even after remove-install. I investigated the problem and quickly found a simple solution. And this simple solution is also available for other OS-es. So if your Skype craches during signing process, you can solve it easily with removing shared.xml file. Location of shared.xml: Ubuntu: ~/.Skype folder. Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\_username_\Application Data\Skype folder Mac OS: ~/Library/Application\ Support/Skype/ folder Windows 7: C:\Users\_username_\AppData\Roaming\Skype folder

That’s all. Good luck.