How: Open Two Application

By LeapingThongs
Oct 17, 2007
  1. How: Open Two Application

    Is there a way to open two application of the same application? example... I want to open two Utorrent... another example.... I want to open two CCleaner.

    Is there a way to open two application of the same application? If so.... how?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t know why you`d want to do that, but it can be done. You`d need to install two copies of each programme to different directories.

    I.E one to programme files and one to My documents for example.

    I know it works, cause I`ve just tried it with Ccleaner.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    installing multiple copies of the same software doesnt work for all softwares because during installation the software, it might detect an existing installation and refuse to install another copy.
    so you may delete the registry enteries of the first installation and install a new copy.
    {NOTE: editing the registry is dangerous under the hands of the ignorant}
    but wats the use, this is almost like a "copy and paste" method.
    in this method, you copy the entire program's folder and paste it elsewhere and run the new instance of the program from that location.
    {NOTE: this doesnt work for all softwares}
    but why do the two methods above wen the next method will save you all the trouble.
    now... the best way is to right-click on the program exe and select "run as..."
    now select a different user, under which the new instance of the program should run.
    for eg. {considering you have "Guest" account enabled and the you still have the default administrator account, normally named "Administrator"}
    you may run one instance under "Guest" account, another under "Administrator" account and one under your current account.
    you can do this for as many number of accounts there are, provided you have acces to them.
    the last method always works...
  4. LeapingThongs

    LeapingThongs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    thanks alot!
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