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I have two Microsoft Outlook 2010 profiles. I want my primary profile to be loaded by default, no questions asked, when I start Outlook. I have set this up correctly in Control Panel, Mail.

However, when I want to access my secondary profile, I assumed I would have been able to hold Shift when starting Outlook to see the Choose Profile dialog. But this doesn't seem to be the case.

Is there a way to choose another profile when "Always use this profile" is enabled?

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I don't know about older versions, but Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 all support the following two command-line parameters:

  • /profile profilename - Loads the specified profile. If your profile name contains a space, enclose the profile name in quotation marks (" ").

  • /profiles - Opens the Choose Profile dialog box regardless of the Options setting on the Tools menu.

You can create separate shortcuts for each profile by specifying the appropriate parameter in the shortcut's Target field.

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