sPortable v7.41.0.101 Adware

billon on 22 Mar 2018
  • 91MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Skype allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. Although calls to other Skype users are free, other types of connections (landlines, SMS text) are not. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and conferencing.

sPortable is a version from


  • Decline if you see an upgrade prompt as this installs standard (not portable) Skype
  • The program became adware after it's inclusion in the database (after it's purchase by Microsoft)

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. (details)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract: Download sPortable_x.xx.x.xxx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: online installer requires internet connection
Similar/alternative apps: Discord Portable, TeamTalk, Brosix
What's new? See:

53 comments on sPortable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Butthead 2006-06-12 07:28

How do you launch the program by using:

Skype.exe /datapath:"Data" /removable

...without having to type that everytime? How do you make a shortcut or batch file? The USB drive letter changes from PC to PC so it isn't as simple as right-clicking and selecting "Create shortcut". Thanks!

Butthead 2006-06-12 07:30

Correction: I meant to say "...right-clicking skype.exe"

Andrew Lee 2006-06-13 06:11

You can try using a program launcher that supports relative paths, such as PStart ( Another possibility is to look at Portable Skype (

The Damian 2006-07-11 10:58

Here's a simple step by step instructions on how to do it.

[r4] 2006-10-02 19:15

The easiest way to get around the problem with non-relative paths in shortcuts would be creating a simple batchfile in the directory where skype.exe is stored. My solution: open command line (or prompt), switch to the folder containing skype.exe (using the cd command) and write

echo .\Skype.exe /datapath:"Data" /removable > skype.bat

This would save this simple batchfile, all one have to do is doubleclick it :)

Bas 2006-12-20 00:55

If you use a .bat file but don't want the DOS window to stay open:

start Skype.exe /datapath:"Data" /removable

zamolxis 2006-12-28 07:34

forget skype, use voicestick. it's designed for portability and is far more advanced in terms of features & freebies. skype is in revenue maximization mode now (i.e., milking the user base)

LordGarion 2007-02-14 14:00

[[skype is in revenue maximization mode now]]

That is incorrect. Voicestick's unlimited US and Canada plan is 20.00 a month. Skypes unlimited incoming and outgoing works out to 5.66 a month. Now i'm not sure about calling other countries but let's face it the unlimited US and canada plan covers almost all the calling done by people from these 2 countries and for an additional 38.00 per year each you can get up to 9 phone numbers in other countries which makes calling those countries from another country the same as calling from within that country.

a 2007-04-13 18:54

was skype free before ebay got there dirty hands of it? or is it still free to call? this page kind of turned me off

Andrew Lee 2007-04-14 07:40

Skype-to-Skype has always been free, but SkypeOut, SkypeIn etc. are not.

Ingvar 2007-05-17 09:44

I get to work after same time
did not understand datapath story.
Then i found commando lines in Pstart. Bingo ...
Three folders was Skype and not Pictures not wallpappers but others , copies this two so now i think it works ....
Everything is not green must grey ...

arnob 2007-09-19 06:44

and what about making pamela portable ? Pamela is used to record audio and video conversations in skype, it would be great...

arnob 2007-09-20 10:20


can anybody help me how to make a portable pamela for portable skype ?

I'm a french teacher in China and I use skype from a usb key to help my students all around China. But sometimes I need to record the audio/video conversation so i can replay them.

It would be great...


Heisenberg 2007-10-04 03:07

since Version 3.5 the "USB-installation" slightly changed.
there are no "pictures" and "wallpapers" anymore.
just copy the skype.exe in a dir of your choice. copy "Plugin managers" and "toolbars" in the same directory.
create a batch with "skype.exe /removeable" and thats it.
hope this helps

Andrew Lee 2007-10-05 17:52

@Heisenberg: I just downloaded the latest version 3.5. I still see the "Pictures" and "Wallpapers" subfolders, but don't see the "Plugin managers" and "Toolbars" subfolders. Am I missing something here?

Arnon 2007-10-05 21:57

also cant see any picture or wallpapers

need help - the mic does not work from USB, works fine from version installed on drive c. I checked it from 5 difrent PCs - the same problem


Ingvar 2007-10-06 21:34

@Andrew and @Heisenberg .... I have directory "Plugin managers" and "Toolbars" since 3.2 .. Stop

I think it can be diffe... because of Language ...
Europe or not ... I am in sweden . Heisenberg maybe Germanytalks and Andrew not in Europe ... something like that.

K0styan 2007-10-20 01:29

There ain't ANY folders in \Phone. So I just created Data folder on USB drive. That was enough.

K0styan 2007-10-20 01:33

Sorry, misprint. I meant, in my case there ain't any subfolders in (my Skype installation folder)\Phone. So I didn't bother about them.

batch 2007-11-03 05:27

md %~dp0ex

REM get skype, extract msi, del old skype backup, make skype backup, copy new skype
start /wait ../wget/wget & start /wait ../../util/lessmsi/lessmsi.exe -x %~dp0SkypeSetup.msi %~dp0ex & del skype.exe.bak & ren skype.exe skype.exe.bak & copy "%~dp0ex\SourceDir\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" %~dp0Skype.exe

rd %~dp0ex /s /q
del %~dp0SkypeSetup.msi

Local 2008-01-13 08:20

Anyone know how to take care of those pesky reg entries?

Webfork 2008-05-08 22:41

Not a big fan of Skype after they attacked the license that made an enormous amount of the software on this site possible:

Doug 2008-08-16 11:39

Damien's instructions were super easy and worked great. Thanks!

sheep 2008-08-27 08:03

Does anyone know if the Skype 4.x beta series be made portable the same way as the Skype 3.8 versions?

pompomfred 2008-11-12 06:12

After doing the copye and the Data subfolder.
Right-click on skype.exe, then "Create Shortcut"
Right-click on the newly created shortcut
First line: Target, add the following after Skype.exe

/datapath:"data" /removable
For me that was not working well without the " " around data.

then copy the shirtcut to the Desktop

trace 2008-12-23 16:56

does PortableSkype leave trace on machine after used?

morgan 2009-02-16 05:09

trace: Yes, it creates empty [User Profile]\Application Data\Skype

Zeplin 2009-02-16 11:35

Here's a link to PortableSkype

Just follow the instructions provided and it will solve all your problems.
Take care

Kermode 2009-02-17 14:39

There is something wrong with the description for version 4, I only get a folder called phone - nothing of the other stuff...

MadBrozzeR 2009-03-20 14:05

Kermode: I used the same method. Just dropped all except Phone in Data folder, placed Skype.exe near and created .bat file with string. It seems working fine.

Mike 2009-04-08 17:13

To Kermode. I had the same problem. Found the Wallpaper and Pictures folders under Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Skype

Ally D 2009-04-11 12:28

Does skype V4 have the skype me option, as I cant find it.
used to enjoy speaking to people all over the world, now i feel issolated, no one invites me anymore

Ar 2009-04-19 05:55
freewarelover 2009-04-24 07:41

Create a TXT-file named "start-skype.txt" and write into it:

@echo off
cd Phone
set datadir=%~dp0/Data
start Skype.exe /removable /datapath:%datadir%

Then rename "skype-start.bat" and put it in the Skype Portable folder. Double-click skype-start.bat to start Skype in real portable mode.

If you don't want bat-file, you can convert bat-file to exe-file with icon, so you have a nice launcher then.

If this is all too complicated for you or you are lazy, download my ready-made launcher from here:

The file is 100% clean. Scan with if you don't trust me.


freewarelover 2009-04-24 07:47

Skype complete with launcher in self-extracting 7-zip archive (just extract to the place where you want to have it):

The file is 100% clean. If you don't trust me, check with virus scanner before you unpack.

paul 2009-05-19 08:19

@freewarelover : is it possible to use plugins with your build hosted on rapidshare?

perwhis 2009-05-27 10:17

The rapidshare file freewarelover links to is NOT CLEAN according to F-Secure. F-Secure reports Trojan-PSW.Win32.VKont.o. in start-skype.exe

mantra 2010-01-07 17:35

It create a registry key , with the username and password and 2 folders Skype My / Skype Received Files

james 2010-03-04 11:13

skype 4.2 is out

wolssiloa 2010-09-20 14:31

Does anyone know if the latest skype v4.2.0.187 is still portable or not? The main program Skype.exe is about half the size now compared to all previous versions before it.

D. Strout 2010-10-31 19:15

Can anyone else confirm that Skype 5 is not portable?

Nh 2011-10-18 13:16

It's annoying to have to close a window busily proposing to upgrade Skype every time you turn Skype on.


toitoy 2013-07-29 05:13

not portable, leaves a lot of staff on system disk


spicydog 2014-10-09 07:51

Can anyone please suggest a trick/workaround that would permit me to use one of the old versions of Skype (such as 3.8x) that are much better than the recent versions?

As of late, older versions of Skype prevent the users from logging in and frankly I do not like to be forced to use a newer version.

Thanks for any creative reply ;)


webfork 2014-10-09 23:40

spicydog: I think that would be a neat trick. My understanding is that there was a VoIP codec change so it's unlikely old versions will work with other users. Still, it's possible they included some backwards-compatibility tools for older devices.


JohnTHaller 2014-10-10 00:05

I don't think Skype servers will permit older versions to log in anymore. Older versions have known security issues that are being actively exploited, so it does make sense.


Midas 2014-10-10 10:29

Can anyone confirm user freewarelover's recipe will work with later Skype versions, i.e., v6.x? (see

If not, are there any similar valid instructions?


mukhi 2015-01-02 08:06

Got the following message while extracting Skype Portablev7.0.0.102 in Win7Pro64 according to the instructions here:
"The downloaded copy of Skype is not valid and can not be installed. Please try installing again."
Please help. Thanks.


webfork 2015-01-04 23:30

mukhi: could you post a screenshot to forums? Otherwise, PortableApps is pointing to


MaxH 2015-04-24 05:32

This thing creates and leaves a "Tracing" folder in the user directory, very stealth.. I am also interested in what the SkypeBrowserHost.exe.8BC8B74C_C7CF_4DDC_9B88_774D97DA1209 file found in the Phone folder might be? Could this be a case where just repackaging using the old launcher didn't really cut it this time around?


hamasaki 2016-02-04 17:08

Gets worse with every update. Locks up and freezes half the time when trying to use emoticons.


josannesalvaleon 2016-02-15 01:23

Great app! I use this regularly for my language classes.


webfork 2017-03-21 01:30

I'm having a lot of problems with this program on Win7x64. It won't minimize, it won't close unless you do an "End Task" in Task Manager, and it doesn't remember me between sessions. Anyone else having issues?


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