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   * Start Zotero via the command line, adding the ''​-P''​ command-line flag.   * Start Zotero via the command line, adding the ''​-P''​ command-line flag.
  
-If you have your Zotero ​data directory in the default location ​("Zotero" ​within your home directory), the new profile ​will use that directory by default ​when you first start it. Create ​a new directory ​— e.g., "​Zotero Work" ​in your home directory ​— and, in the new profile, point Zotero to that one from the Advanced → Files and Folders pane of the preferences.+ 
 +The Profile Manager window should appear, allow you to select, create, and delete ​Zotero ​profiles. 
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 +When you create a new profile ​(e.g., "Work"​), ​if there'​s already a profile ​pointing to the default ​data directory location, Zotero will create ​a new data directory ​named after the new profile (e.g., "​Zotero Work") when you first start it. Your original data directory ​won't be affected.
  
 You can open a specific profile from the command line with the ''​-p''​ flag (e.g., ''​-p Work''​),​ which may be useful for creating shortcuts that automatically open a given profile. (On a Mac, you can save [[https://​superuser.com/​a/​116237|an AppleScript with command-line flags embedded]] as an application in Script Editor.) ​ You can open a specific profile from the command line with the ''​-p''​ flag (e.g., ''​-p Work''​),​ which may be useful for creating shortcuts that automatically open a given profile. (On a Mac, you can save [[https://​superuser.com/​a/​116237|an AppleScript with command-line flags embedded]] as an application in Script Editor.) ​
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