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Thread poster: Patricia Lane

Patricia Lane  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 14:36
French to English
+ ...
Mar 14, 2009

Hi all,

A very strange thing just happened with Skype and I thought it wise to post it here.

I sent my husband a PDF file, and he received two files at the same time: the PDF file I'd uploaded, and a work file that is on another drive on my computer.

On my side, Skype shows I have sent my one PDF file, period.

I've emailed tech support and will let you know if/when they answer.

For those of you who use Skype to send files or, gasp, send money, be careful...

Patricia


 

Mohamed Mehenoun  Identity Verified
Algeria
Local time: 13:36
English to French
+ ...
Strange :!!!!! Mar 14, 2009

Patricia Lane wrote:

Hi all,

A very strange thing just happened with Skype and I thought it wise to post it here.

I sent my husband a PDF file, and he received two files at the same time: the PDF file I'd uploaded, and a work file that is on another drive on my computer.

On my side, Skype shows I have sent my one PDF file, period.

I've emailed tech support and will let you know if/when they answer.

For those of you who use Skype to send files or, gasp, send money, be careful...

Patricia


Very strange indeed Patricia ! Can you tell us which version you have ? Is it the last version ?

Which kind of OS do you have ? XP, Vista, Linux ?

Thanks

Moh


 

Patricia Lane  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 14:36
French to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
system Mar 15, 2009

Hi Mohamed,

I have Skype version 3.8.0139 and am on XP Pro.

Did a thorough check last night - no bugs, no thugs, no virus, nothing, the computer is clean.

I don't get it. Hope Skype's tech support can figure it out.

Patricia


 

Fathy Shehatto  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 14:36
Member
English to Arabic
+ ...
confirmed my doubts! Mar 15, 2009

Hi Patricia,

You have confirmed my doubtful incident!

Last week, I got a pdf file from one client in Ireland. Which teases me is "How is the file received without accepting it?"

There was a message says" File is received". When I asked my client in Ireland if she has just sent me a pdf file 2 minutes before. She replied that she didn't send anything.

I am using Win XP Pro and skype 4.0.0

Hope we could get an explanation!


Fathy Shehatto


[Edited at 2009-03-15 23:34 GMT]


 

PAS  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:36
English to Polish
+ ...
Skype strangeness Mar 16, 2009

You should repeat the process. Send the same file to the same recipient again and see what happens.

I tend not to use Skype to send large files. I prefer services like Yousendit or Megaupload.

Best,
Pawel Skalinski


 

Patricia Lane  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 14:36
French to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
OK Mar 16, 2009

Good idea, Pawel, I'll try that this evening.

Patricia


 


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