Outlook 2010 PF short cut

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

How can i create a Public Folder short cut from my Outlook 2010 client so that more than one user can use it?

I am intending to load the shortcut onto a 2003 Sharepoint site so that when my users clink on the link it directs and opens the Public Folder for them.

I hope that makes sense.


(Old note:
I need to create a short cut from an Outlook 2010 public folder and save it to my desktop. I then need to upload it to a SharePoint 2003 server. When uploaded, the short cut needs to point and open the shared PF. This needs to work for all users therefore not generic to me or one user.
This way we work is to view a shared PF view clicking the link from sharepoint.
This worked when we were using Outlook 2003, but we have since upgrade to 2010 and it now doesn't work. So im guessing that the version of link is not compatable.
Question by:bribbs
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    Accepted Solution

    The problem you have is that the shortcut needs to include the primary SMTP address of the user...

    C:\Windows\system32>"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select "outlook:\\Public Folders - user@domain\All Public Folders"

    Assuming that the user portion of your users' primary SMTP address is the same as their username you could try:

    C:\Windows\system32>"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select "outlook:\\Public Folders - %username%@domain\All Public Folders"

    Author Comment

    Thanks Sage. But how do i create the short cut on my desktop?
    Where do i type outlook:\\Public Folders - %username%@domain\All Public Folders.....i cannot see it anywhere to type this?
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    Expert Comment

    Right-click somewhere on your desktop
    Select New > Shortcut
    Copy and paste (or manually type) the following into the 'Type the location of the item' box:  
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select "outlook:\\Public Folders - %username%@domain\All Public Folders"
    Click Next
    Type a suitable name into the 'Type a name for this shortcut box'
    Click Finish

    Author Comment

    Bingo...that works.
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    by:Chris Bottomley
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