Format ‘%s’ invalid or incompatible with argument

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Hi Brainy,

I am facing a weird error message whenever I try to search a user in Skype. I am facing this sort of error every time I search in Skype. This error is annoying to me while I try to make a call or chat. How do I avoid this error message? Friends suggest me some idea to overcome this error. Badly in help. Thanks.


Format ’%’ invalid or incompatible with argument.

Answered By 105 points N/A #173447

Format ‘%s’ invalid or incompatible with argument



Skype is the best video making website that provides a nice desktop software solution for better performance. The problem you’re facing is a bug. This bug wasn’t present in the previous versions.

First, download and install the latest update. Download Skype.

If this still doesn’t fix the issue, download the next release which is under beta version. Download Skype Beta.

I’m sure that the next releases won’t have this bugs anymore and bother you again.

Answered By 589160 points N/A #326948

Format ‘%s’ invalid or incompatible with argument


That can be a problem with the installation of Skype. Try to uninstall and reinstall Skype. Download the free version of Revo Uninstaller and install. Once installed, start Revo then select Skype among the applications and click “Uninstall”. Follow the normal uninstall process. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click to restart later.

When uninstall is complete, click “Scan” to scan your computer for any leftover files and delete everything it finds. This removes everything the program created on your computer. When it is finished, exit Revo then restart the computer. After booting, install Skype back. If you haven’t updated yet to the latest version, download and update to the latest Skype for Desktop.

The latest version at the moment supports Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10. It requires 1 GHz or faster processor, 512 MB RAM, and Microsoft DirectX 9 or higher. It also works on Macintosh and Linux as well as on mobile phones. For iOS devices, download Skype for iPhone.

The latest version at the moment requires iOS 10 or higher and works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. For Android devices, download Skype for Android.

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