On my work computer, I keep multiple desktops open in Windows 10. Until last week, I was able to open an instance of Outlook on one desktop while another instance of Outlook was already open on another desktop. Now, when I try to do this:
1. I get shifted over to the desktop which already has a running instance of Outlook,
2. I get an error message “Sorry, we’re having trouble starting Outlook. Only one version can run at a time. See if another version of Outlook is running, or try restarting your computer,” and
3. after I close the error message, another instance of Outlook does actually open in the desktop being shown (which is not the desktop where I was working).
I cannot see that there is any other version of Outlook running, and I cannot see that the "/recycle" switch is being applied in the Properties view for any shortcuts to run Outlook. I don't keep a lot of emails, so I don't see how some memory issue might be forcing this problem.
My questions: Why did this problem show up a week ago? Is there a way to explicitly invoke/force the opposite of the "/recycle" switch for Outlook? Is there a way to check that there is/isn't a relevant memory issue? Is there some other solution I have not considered?
This problem completely defeats the purpose of having multiple desktops. I cannot stress this enough.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.