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Running two Skype sessions simultaneously

August 2015

Skype is a tool used worldwide by millions of people for online chatting, sharing audio-video and keeping in touch. Skype software running on Windows 7 Operating System doesn't allow two accounts to run simultaneously on the same computer. However, one can access the .exe file from Program file option in Windows 7 and run custom commands to initiate a secondary window where one can login using another account. The only part of the command that may vary is the path of the .exe file that may change depending on where the software was installed.

Running two Skype sessions simultaneously



Here's a little command that will allow you to have two (active) Skype accounts running at the same time on your PC:

Windows 7 32-bit:
  • Click on Start> Run > enter the following command (including the quotes):
  • "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary 
  • Press the Enter key
  • A new Skype window will appear> login with your other account


Windows 7 64-bit:
  • Click on Start> Run > enter the following command (including the quotes):
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe"/secondary
  • A new Skype window will appear> login with your other account credentials


Note that: the command may change according to the default installation path of Skype.
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