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How to create a desktop shortcut to another users shared Outlook calendar

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This is one of those 'do it for the president' type things.

He wants a shortcut on his desktop (WinXP) that will open another users calendar in Outlook (2007).

I've done this before with public calendars, but I can't seem to figure this one out.

Thanks in advance!
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you should be able to drag and drop to the desktop

in outlook > hit ctrl 6 (folder list view) , go to the calendar he wants, drag to desktop
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I get an error 'program manager doesn't support synchronizing this type of url'
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Here's a good post of how to do so.  I don't have Outlook 2007 installed currently (running 2003 here) but this should work:
The second link shows you the command switches to use.

create a shortcut that points to the following but the outlook:calendar should be the actual path of the shared calendar.

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Outlook.exe" /select outlook:calendar

http://www.outlookforums.com/threads/69091-How-to-Create-a-desktop-shortcut-to-a-shared-calendar-in-Outlook-2007

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/commandlineswitches.htm
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Took me a moment - had to replace the spaces in the shortcut with %20, but worked after that.  Thanks!
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Ah - fantastic, glad it all worked out.
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