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Is there a way to do this? I have several accounts all using Outlook 2007 and all using Google Apps Sync. But in order to access each mailbox I have to shut down Outlook and then open it again and choose the profile I want. It would be nice if I could open multiple instances of Outlook. I tried simply opening one instance with one already open but nothing happens (or, rather, it takes me to the open instance). Usually What I do is have one open online and one with Outlook, but now I have more than two, so this becomes a pain.

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You can get multiple copies of Outlook running by removing the "/recycle" switch from the shortcut you're using to launch Outlook.

The "Email" shortcut on the start menu probably not going to let you do this (as it's a 'special' shortcut).

If you have no other shortcuts to Outlook to edit, then create yourself a new one. The default run path for Outlook 2007 is "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE"

Normally when Windows makes Outlook shortcuts, it's the same path, only with the afore-mentioned "/recycle" switch appended to the end to make it use the same copy of Outlook over and over.

Hope that helps...

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It allowed me to opened multiple Outlook windows but they are of the same instance. For example, I can't open multiple instances, each with a different email account. – nicorellius Jul 6 '10 at 22:48
Sorry to hear that. :( If I knew more about Google Sync I may be able to help more, but unfortunately Outlook IS pretty sticky about multiple email entities per user session, as it's tied in with the OS-level mail profile settings. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jul 7 '10 at 13:02
Yah, I agree... It's a bummer, because I like both Outlook AND Google mail. They just don't integrate all that well right now. I may have to settle with just keeping some browser windows open if I need more than one email account open. Thanks! – nicorellius Jul 8 '10 at 16:38
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Apparently this cannot be completed how I want it... The best I can do is open several accounts in several browsers, and have one open in Outlook. I can have one Outlook Express and.or Thunderbird, but these are not desirable clients to me.

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