Running two Skype accounts on the same computer

Skype, Skype account, Running two Skype accounts

I was sitting here and thinking that it would be cool if I could have two Skype accounts on the one computer. I have been thinking about it for a while but didn't take the initiative to search for it. So, for all of you who want to run two accounts like a business Skype account as well as your personal account at the same time, here is the solution:

Basically, in order to use more than one account on the same computer you need to start a new Skype instance. Although there were two solutions from Skype support, I am going to list the steps for the easiest one (For Skype 4.0 or above).

  1. Find the Skype executable file from: C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\ (or wherever you have Skype installed)
  2. Right click on it and choose: "Send to" > "Desktop (create shortcut)"
  3. Locate it from the Desktop and when you right click on it choose "Properties"
  4. In the target field please add: /secondary

Target filed should be then: "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary

Once you save it you will be able to start a new instance every time you double click on the new shortcut.

I hope this is as helpful for you as it is for me!



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