How to Run Multiple Instances of Skype on a Computer

July 25, 2013 – 9:26 am | by omer
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Running multiple instances of skype account on a single computer is not supported by skype application.  Skype is one of most popular communication application and with increase of its usage, every one wants skype instances in its PC.
However, with making slight different chances in properties of skype shortcut, second skype instance can be opened on a same computer. Follow these steps in order that how you can do it.Skype

In C drive open program folder, go to skype folder, you will find Skye Icon. Right click on skype icon, select send to desktop option. A Skype shortcut will appear on the desktop.

On desktop, right click on the Skype icon and select click on “Properties”.

In Skype-shortcut properties panel, click on shortcut tab. Where in target

In Skype – Shortcut Properties panel, click on Shortcut tab, where in the target field add/secondary next to the written text. The target looks like “C:Program FilesSkypePhoneSkype.exe” /secondary. Click OK.

Click on “Continue” button to continue.

Once you have done with these steps, you can run second skype multiple instances on single PC at a same time.

In case this option doesn’t work then you can try another option:

In order to use multiple Skype account on the same desktop computer at the same time, you need to create a new instance of Skype.

  1. Go to -> Windows taskbar, click Start > Run (or press the Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time)
  2. In the Run window, enter the following command  “C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary  (include the quotes) and press OK:

In case of error, copy and paste the exact command from this page and try again. Check the installation path because if you have  changed the installation path for Skype then you will need to enter the correct path for the Skype.exe file.

 Multiple Skype Launcher

When you have multiple Skype accounts and you want to run multiple skype instances on single PC, the best option and convenient option is Multiple Skype Launcher.  Multi Skype launcher is free software that is used to run multiple skype accounts on one computer system.  Running multi skype instances on same computer at a time is very difficult. But Skype multiple launcher free application makes it so easy and convenient that one can easily run multi skype instances on one computer at a time.

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