Run two Skype accounts at the same time

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I want to log into two Skype accounts at the same time,is their any way to do that,please anyone help me,because i want to use one account for my family and other account for my business

Answered By 45 points N/A #94699

Run two Skype accounts at the same time


Hello Carly,

Running two Skype accounts at the same time on one computer is easy. Basically it's possible by running 2 instances of Skype at the same time. Normally, Skype will not let you open more than 1 instance of it. Here's how to workaround that limitation:

1. Look for the EXE file of Skype. It is usually in C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhone (if you are using 64-bit Windows Vista or 7) or C:Program FilesSkypePhone (if you are using 32-bit Windows XP, Vista, or 7).

2. Right-click on the icon. Select "Send to" and then select "Desktop (create shortcut)".

3. Locate the shortcut on the desktop and right-click on it.

4. Select "Properties".

5. In the Target text box, add: "/secondary" (without the quotes).

6. The result would be something like this: "C:Program FilesSkypePhoneSkype.exe" /secondary

NOTE: the "/secondary" is what makes it possible to run the 2nd instance.

When you need a 2nd instance of Skype, just double-click on the shortcut that you created.

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