Thursday, July 28, 2011

Running 2 or More Skype Accounts On The Same Computer

We must know how to segregate our personal accounts (like email accounts, & etc.) to our work (like company's email address, & etc) to avoid circumstances we may encounter in the near future. Most of the people I encounter in my work are ridiculous, they made me crazy to give an alternative solution regarding on their personal issues of software. Like one of our customer begging me to find a solution on how to make a multiple Skype log-in, he said that he has 3 accounts on Skype what he need to do is he wants the 3 accounts running in one (1) computer on the same time. Its sounds funny but he has a point.

There are many ways to kill a chicken. By doing a multiple log-in in Skype I gonna give you two(2) options.

First: We need to change the installation path.
  1. Find the Skype executable file (Skype.exe) in: C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\ for 32bit(x86) operating system. For 64bit(x64) Operating system the executable (Skype.exe) in C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
  2. Right click on it and choose: Send to > Desktop (create shortcut)
  3. Locate the shortcut on the desktop, then right-click on it and choose Properties
  4. In the Target field, add: /secondary. The Target field should now be: "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary
  5. Click OK. You can now start a new instance of Skype every time you double-click on the new shortcut.

Second: Running directly the code below.
  1. From the 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 (include the quotes) and press OK:
  3. "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary

This will run in Windows Operating System (OS). I haven't try it yet in Mac OS.