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[How To] Run More Than One Skype Instance

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by twistedtrick, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    I just found this out today...maybe it is common knowledge and if so then sorry to waste your time. I have a couple Skype accounts that I use to help differentiate between business and personal relationships and it has always been a pain monitoring more than one account at a time, until today I found out you can run more than one Skype instance without any complicated extra Windows users.

    Run multiple Skype instances

    1) Run Skype, login to Account #1
    2) Go to your Start button > Run
    3) Type "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe"/secondary
    4) Login to Account #2

    If your Skype is not in that directory, change it to wherever your Skype.exe is. The key is the /secondary at the end.

    To make your life easier, I guess you could add that code to the Target properties box on a second Skype shortcut on your desktop as well.
     
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  2. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    Nice tip!

    I assume then it automatically change the port number it uses then.
     
  3. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    http://multi-skype-launcher.com/
     
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  4. Xictus

    Xictus Regular Member

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    That's a twisted trick
     
  5. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Yes, it's old news. It's even available on the official website.

    Code:
    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA829/how-can-i-run-multiple-skype-accounts-on-windows-desktop
     
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  6. SnakePliskin

    SnakePliskin BANNED BANNED

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    Old news to most of us, but actual news to some others.