How to organize instances in the Multi-instance Manager on BlueStacks 5

How will this help?

You can now organize your instances for easier and quicker access and view them in a variety of ways on BlueStacks 5. This will make your life easier when looking for your favorite instances.

You can now manage your instances in the Multi-instance Manager window by:

If you wish to learn more about the Multi-instance Manager on BlueStacks 5, refer to this article.


How can I create or delete folders for my instances? 

You can now place any instance in a created folder. This will help you tidy up the Multi-instance Manager window and easily access a specific instance.

For example, you can create a folder titled "Instances for Rise of Kingdoms", wherein each instance, you can play the game with different accounts. 

To learn how to do this, please follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Launch BlueStacks 5 and click on the Multi-instance Manager icon on the Side Toolbar.

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2. Click on the "Folder" option at the bottom of the Multi-instance Manager window to create a new folder.

NOTE: The same steps can be followed to create multiple folders.

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3. Once the folder is created, you can rename the folder according to your preference. 

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4. To do so, hover over the folder and click on the "Rename" icon and type the new name for your folder.

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5. Click on the "Save" icon. Alternatively, you can also press Enter. The instance will now be renamed.

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6. To delete a folder, you can click on the "Delete" icon, as shown below.

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Alternatively, you can also select the folder you wish to delete and click on the "Delete" button at the top of the screen, as shown below.

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7. A confirmation message will appear on your screen. Click on "Delete" to proceed. 

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NOTE: If you delete a folder that includes a master instance and your currently running instance, all instances except these will be deleted.


How can I rearrange and place my instances?

You can now access your most used instances in the Multi-instance Manager window by:

  • Dragging and placing them at the top 
  • Placing them within created folders

1. Open the Multi-instance Manager window and click on the "Move" icon. Hold and drag the cursor to move the instance to the desired position, as shown below.

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2. Your instances can also be placed into folders by simply dragging and dropping them into a folder of your choice, as shown below.

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These instances can be accessed by clicking on the folder icon, which will display a drop-down list of all the instances within the folder.

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3. If you wish to remove the instance from the folder, drag and drop the instance out of the folder, as shown below.

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How can I launch multiple instances at the same time?

You can easily select and launch multiple instances at one time, regardless of where they are in the Multi-instance Manager window. For example, you can:

  • Launch all instances placed inside a folder
  • Launch instances placed inside and outside a folder
  • Launch individual instances that are not in any folder

Launch all instances placed inside a folder:

  • Select the checkbox beside the folder which has the instances that you wish to launch.
  • Click on the "Start" button at the top of the window.
  • Now, all the instances placed inside the folder will run simultaneously. 

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Launch instances placed inside and outside a folder

  • To run specific instances within a folder, click on the "Open folder" icon.
  • Now select the instances you want to run which are placed within the folder and outside.
  • Click on the "Start" button at the top of the window.
  • This will now run all the selected instances.

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Launch individual instances that are not in any folder

  • To run individual instances placed outside of a folder, select the instances you wish to run.
  • Now, click on the "Start" button at the top of the window. 
  • This will now run all the selected instances.

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How can I vertically resize the Multi-instance Manager window?

You can easily view all your instances by vertically resizing your Multi-instance Manager, without having to scroll through an extensive list.

1. Open the Multi-instance Manager and take your cursor to the bottom of the window until you observe the resizing icon.

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2. Now, drag and expand the size of the Multi-instance Manager window vertically, as shown below.

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You will now be able to view all your instances in a single view on the Multi-instance Manager window.


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks 5. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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