I've just performed the way like below URL to run two Skype accounts.


Finally I got the error.

The name "C:\Program Files(x86)\skype\phone\Skype.exe" /secondary specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct.

how can i resolve it?


  • Have you try to add space between skype.exe" and /secondary? – Romeo Ninov Apr 20 '17 at 9:47
  • The folder is called Program Files (x86). There is a missing space in the question. Also, Skype may not be installed at this location at all. – Daniel B Jul 6 '19 at 17:40

Yes, This is simple just add "C:\Program Files(x86)\skype\phone\Skype.exe" --secondary

Instead of "C:\Program Files(x86)\skype\phone\Skype.exe" /secondary


Please go to property of skype app on Desktop and replace target with "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype.exe" --secondary

Save and you can open multiple skype by clicking one skype app of Desktop.


Create a shortcut for skype.exe and change the target as (based on x64 or x86)

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype.exe" --secondary --datapath "%appdata%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\profile-xx"

/secondary will not work with new skype and windows 10

For more details check this article


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