I have followed the instructions as quoted by skype:
If this solution fails, you can try another option:
- Find the Skype executable file (Skype.exe) in: C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\
- Right click on it and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut)
- Locate the shortcut on the desktop, then right-click on it and select Properties
- In the Target field, add: /secondary. The Target field should now be "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary
- Click OK. You can now start a new instance of Skype every time you double-click the new shortcut.
I created the shortcut OK, got into properties and in the target field I have: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone" so when I put in the "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary (cut & pasted so no mistakes!) I get a message box to say the name in target is not valid. Make sure the path & file name are correct.
I also tried just adding /secondary to my original bit in the target field when I opened properties.
Help! Isn't there an easier way to add a new account/name - all this is only to give my husband & I separate skype accounts!!??
The quoted instructions were for 32-bit Windows, yours is 64-bit. In this case the correct path in the Target field of the new shortcut should be:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary