Auto open outlook on boot

Posted on 2007-07-23
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
One of our users would like to have Outlook open automatically to his Inbox on bootup (Windows XP).  How do I do that?
Question by:maharlika
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    Accepted Solution

    You can add a shortcut to outlook.exe to either
    C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    - or -
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    You can just right-click drag-and-drop outlook.exe to the destination, and select 'Create Shortcut'. Make sure you do not accidentally 'Move' or 'Copy'.
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    Expert Comment

    Greetings maharlika !

    Create a shortcut with

    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Outlook.exe" /select inbox

    You may need to modify Office11 to the path to Outlook.exe. (Office11 is for Outlook 2003.)  The switch may be /select: inbox

    With Outlook close, test to shortcut.  Then copy it to Startup folder.

    Best wishes, war1

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