How do I recover deleted contacts on Skype?

A simple 3 step guide for solving this common Skype problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

Via Skype Customer Service: Check and double-check if you are entering or using the correct account username. There are times that users thought that they lost their contact list, but the reason why they are not seeing their contacts is simply because they have entered the incorrect username(especially in the cases of users who have multiple accounts).
If you have a Backup File of your contacts, just click menu Contacts >> Advanced >>Restore Contacts from File
Completely Uninstall Skype. This process completely differs from the usual or standard uninstall process, as this will delete traces of Skype in your computer. Thus, giving users the possibility to install a fresh copy of the Skype application. Below is the link on the procedure of how to completely uninstall Skype, including the steps of how to back up Skype related files/documents.
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Author: BenF • January 29th, 2016

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After thousands of Skype customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: How do I recover deleted contacts on Skype?; Every time I try to join an existing skype call everyone can hear me, but I can't hear them.; I logged out after a Skype call on Saturday. When I went to log back in it does not acknowledge m...; How do I get text on Skype (Windows **) back from Arabic to English?; My account has been hacked and fraudulent charges made; Can't not sign in to Skype it won't let me... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 3 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 15 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Skype. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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