Control what happens when you start Outlook
1, In the folder that Outlook.exe is installed in, right-click the Microsoft Outlook icon, drag it to the desktop, and then click Create Shortcuts Here on the shortcut menu. Outlook.exe is usually located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ Office folder.
2, Right-click on the desktop shortcut you just created, and then click Properties.
3, Click the Shortcut tab.
4, In the Target box, type a space after the path, and then type one or more of the following command-line options.
Paths that include spaces between words, such as C:\Program Files, must be enclosed in quotation marks (") and are case sensitive. To specify a path in Outlook, precede the path with "Outlook:\\".
For example, to open the My Documents folder when you start Outlook, the complete entry would be "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Outlook.exe" /select "C:\My Documents".
5, Use the shortcut you created to start Outlook.
Type this command-line option to start Outlook and do this
Command-Line switch Purpose
/folder Hide the Outlook Bar
/select "path/folder name" Have the specified folder visible
/c ipm.note Create an e-mail message
/c ipm.post Create a post
/c ipm.appointment Create an appointment
/c ipm.task Create a task
/c ipm.contact Create a contact
/c ipm.activity Create a journal entry
/c ipm.stickynote Create a note
/checkclient Prompt for default manager of e-mail, news, and contacts
/a "path/file name" Create an item with the specified file as an attachment.
/CleanFreeBusy Cleans and regenerates free/busy information.
/Cleanfinders Removes saved searches from the Exchange Server store.
/CleanReminders Cleans and regenerates reminders.
/CleanViews Restores default views.
/CheckClient Prompt for default manager of e-mail, news, and contacts
/Recycle Starts Outlook using an existing Outlook window, if one exists.
/ResetFolders Restores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/ResetOutlookBar Rebuilds the Outlook Bar.
/Nopreview Turns off the Preview Pane and removes the option from the View Menu.
/CleanSchedPlus Deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, and .CAL file) from the server and allows the free/busy information from the Outlook Calendar to be used and viewed by all Schedule+ 1.0 users.
/Safe Launches Outlook without extensions, preview pane or toolbar customization.
/select outlook:calendar Open the Outlook calendar, Eileen Brown’s WebLog