It baffled me that while everyone had got Skype extras easily installed on their PCs and I just couldn’t get the wretched .sparc file to work, no matter what I did, I just could not get Skype Extras button to enable. The reason? turns out the “extras manager” isn’t installed by default you have to manually click on “options” when installing Skype and check the option to install the “extras manager”.
It took me a while to find out, so I figured I’d blog about it. Hope it helps!