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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           Create a post

   /c ipm.appointment           Create an appointment

   /c ipm.task           Create a task

   /c           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

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