How-To Software

2 Skype’s 1 Computer

For those of you who understand the topic reference.
Shame on you.

Doing some digging on how this would work i came across the following help document from our friends over at Skype (now, Microsoft) on how to run multiple Skype clients on a single desktop session. The procedure was shockingly simple to do.

From the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run

In the Run window, enter the following command (include quotes) and press OK

“C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe” /username:jermsmit /password:myspassword /secondary

As you notice you can add this to a batch file and give it the Skype icon and in a single click run to at once, or even just run each as needed.

Batch file would look something like this:

start /D “%ProgramFiles(x86)%SkypePhone” Skype.exe /username:jermsmit /password:mypassword /secondary


Note: Please adjust your environment variables for your OS type

32 Bit:  %ProgramFiles%

64 bit: %ProgramFiles(x86)%


Enjoy running both your personal Skype along side the one you use at work.