There are times when we want to run multiple Skype accounts on our desktops but cannot because we are not sure how it is done. Today we are going to show you simple steps which you can follow in order to run multiple Skype accounts on your desktops.


1.From the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run (OR you can press windows and R button at the same time on your desktop).

2.In the RUN window you need to type the following command with the quotes included and press OK:

For 32-bit operating systems:

“C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary

For 64-bit operating systems:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary

In case you get an error copy and paste the command from this page and try again.

But if you have changed the installation path for your Skype, do not forget to enter the correct path for the Skype.exe file.


If the problem persists, you can try this method:

1. Locate the Skype.exe file in C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\ 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)\Skype\Phone\.

2.Right-click the file and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).

3.Find the shortcut on your desktop, right click on the shortcut and select Properties.

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 Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary.

5.Now click on Ok, and finally you will be able to start a new instance of Skype every time you click on the shortcut.