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How to run multiple Skype accounts on Windows desktop

How to run multiple Skype accounts on Windows desktop
Written by Sandeep Likhar

Usually, Skype only allows you to log in with one account on one computer at the same. But what if you want to log in with multiple skype accounts on one PC at the same time?

When you have multiple Skype accounts, running all of them at the same time might be a tough challenge.

This method allows you to run multiple Skype accounts at the same time and on one computer as easy as it can only be. We are sure you’ll like it no matter whether you share your computer with other Skype users or use multiple Skype accounts yourself.

Note: For modern windows 8 or later version, first you will have to install Skype for windows desktop. You can download it from following link : http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ 

Method 1: Every time you want to login to multiple skype accounts you’ll have to follow this steps –

Step 1. From the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run (or press the Windows The Windows key  windows icon and R keys on your keyboard at the same time).

run window

Step 2. In the Run window, type the following command (including the quotes) and press OK:

For 32-bit operating systems:
“C:Program FilesSkypePhoneSkype.exe” /secondary

For 64-bit operating systems:
“C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe” /secondary

run_window1

If the above solution fails, you can try another option:

Method 2: By this method you can start a new instance of Skype every time you double-click the new shortcut.

Step 1. Find the Skype.exe file in C:Program FilesSkypePhone if you’re running a 32-bit operating system.
If you’re running 64-bit operating system, you can find the file in C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhone.

skype folder

Step 2. Right-click on Skype.exe and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).

right_click_on_skype

Step 3. Locate the shortcut on your desktop, then right-click it and select Properties.

skype properties

Step 4. In the Target field of the Shortcut tab, add /secondary to the end of the path. The Target field should now be “C:Program FilesSkypePhoneSkype.exe” /secondary.

skype folder location

Step 5. Click on Apply than OK.

You can now start a new instance of Skype every time you double-click the new shortcut.

If this helped you please share. Thanks!

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Sandeep Likhar

Sandeep Likhar from Indore India, Blogger, eBook Designer and Founder of LetsDnD. Having five years of experience in industry as a Digital Publishing Expert and eBook Converter providing services to Authors, Publishers and distributors worldwide. Proficient in converting books into various formats HTML, epub, mobi, word, PDF including all major online platforms iTunes, Kobo, Kindle, Createspace, B&N, Smashwords and more.

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