How To Solve Skype Problem “Unable To Mount Database”

There was an update for Skype that I performed on my Macbook this morning, and when I was done with the update, Skype was restarted. However, there was a problem when Skype started, and it showed this error message: “Unable to mount database”.

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Searching around, I found a solution by Skype user Michael on the Skype forums. Apparently several people were having this problem too, and the fix proposed by Michael was a simple solution to this problem. You just need to delete this file:

{OS x User dir}/Library/Application Support/Skype/{skype name}/config.lck

After which, Skype should work just fine again 🙂 What I didn’t understand was why Skype would break on a simple, routine thing like an update, considering that millions of people use Skype, and some of them who would consider the above solution complicated.

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Alvin Poh lives in Singapore, and is interested in marketing, techy stuff, and likes to just figure out how the two can work with each other. He can also be found on Google+.

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