In Outlook 2010, I have only one profile. I have selected always use this profile in the profile settings as described in this question.

Nevertheless, each time that Google Calendar Sync starts a synchronization, Outlook pops up the select profile dialog.

This question was asked on the Google support forum, but there was no definitive answer. Browsing through the answer, there seem to be three workarounds:

  • open outlook and keep it open (hidden or visible)
  • use a Windows keyboard macro to press Enter automatically each time the popup appears.
  • install iTunes and MobileMe.

All these solutions are hacks which might work, but certainly can't be recommended to other people having the same problem.

The last workaround obviously changes a setting somewhere that solves the problem. I was wondering if anyone knows which setting this might be, and how to change it manually, and consequently beat the Google forum providing the right answer.

  • I've been looking for a solution for this for what seems like years. Apr 20, 2011 at 14:12

4 Answers 4


This worked for me - it's not a fix but a workaround.

  1. Install AutoIt

  2. Paste the text below into a Notepad window and save it as outlookProfile.au3 (change the Save As Type dropdown to All Files)

    While 1  
        WinWait("Choose Profile")
        if (WinActivate("Choose Profile")) Then
          ControlClick("Choose Profile", "OK", "Button2")
  3. Double click the file.

  4. You may want to add a shortcut to your startup so that you don't have to run it each reboot. To make it run on startup you want to copy a shortcut of the file to the Startup folder in the Start Menu:

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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    Thanks for your answer, which is one of the workarounds mentioned in the question. I asked explicitly for the solution for the problem, not for a workaround, so I won't mark it as the accepted answer. Apr 11, 2011 at 11:28

In Outlook 2010 File -> Options -> Add-ins Manage: COM Add-Ins pull down at bottom, Click: Go Under Add-Ins available: Google Calendar Sync was unchecked. tick it and click OK.

  • That doesn't make any difference. It probably works at your computer because Outlook is still active in the background. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:24
  • concerning answer: In Outlook 2010 File -> Options -> Add-ins Manage: COM Add-Ins pull down at bottom, Click: Go Under Add-Ins available: Google Calendar Sync was unchecked. tick it and click OK. Confirm that, after having stopped Outlook from the background using Task Manager, popup came back
    – user136124
    May 24, 2012 at 21:58

I found a fix that worked for me. I am running Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Based on the documentation of LoadBehavior, I experimented until I found a setting that worked.

In short go to:


Change the LoadBehavior to 0 (mine was set to 8).

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    Thanks for the answer. Theoretically I can't see a way that this should work. And practically neither, as I tried it and it does not help. Btw, the path to the setting is not correct. May 24, 2012 at 14:10

Turn Off the reminders - it bothers the sync process. Here is how:

Click the File menu –> Options link. Navigate to Advanced tab. In the Advanced tab, go to the Reminders section. You can turn off the reminder alerts in Outlook 2010 by unchecking the check box with label as Show reminders.

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    Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – Bob
    Jun 12, 2012 at 7:14

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