The Skypebridge.exe error may sometimes pop up on the screen when you restart your computer. It usually means you need to install the latest Skype and Windows 10 updates. But this error can also indicate that a third-party program or app is blocking Skype.
SkypeBridge.exe is a module that is only used by Skype for Windows 10 App. Its main role is to create and manage the System Tray icon. This is because Microsoft Store apps don’t have native support for System Tray icons.
Troubleshooting Skypebridge.exe Errors on Windows 10
Update Skype and Windows 10
Updating your Skype app should help you to bypass this error. Usually, if there’s a new Skype version available, you’ll get an update notification when you launch the app. Click on the notification to update Skype.
Additionally, you also need to update your OS version. To do that, go to Settings → Update & Security → Windows Update → Check for updates.
Restart your computer and check if the Skypebridge.exe error is gone.
Uninstall and Reinstall Skype
If you rarely use the app, you can simply uninstall it from your device.
But if you use Skype on a regular basis, you can uninstall the current app and reinstall a fresh copy of it. Download Skype directly from Microsoft’s website, not from the Store.
- Launch the Task Manager and kill all the Skype.exe processes.
- Go to Settings → Apps and Features.
- Scroll down and select Skype.
- Hit the Uninstall button.
- Then type %appdata%skype in the Windows search bar and press Enter.
- Rename the Skype folder to Skype_OldFolder. Restart your computer.
- Download and install Skype from Microsoft.
Uninstall Third-Party Programs
As stated at the beginning of this guide, third-party programs may also trigger Skypebridge.exe errors. The quickest solution is to uninstall the problematic programs. Check if there are any unwanted or riskware programs on your machine. Or maybe programs you don’t remember installing.
If the Skypebridge.exe error occurred shortly after you installed a new tool or app on your machine, uninstall that program.
Severely outdated software will likely cause conflict with the Windows 10 Desktop bridge service. And this could trigger Skypebridge.exe errors.
- Open the Control Panel, and go to Programs and Features.
- Select and uninstall all the suspicious programs you see on the list. Remove the programs you haven’t used in ages.
- Restart your computer.
Hopefully, the Skypebridge.exe error is history now.
This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages
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