On my old computer I used to have a desktop shortcut called outlook.exe ( as well as the regular outlook shortcut),  If my computer or outlook ever froze, and I restarted the program or computer, when i clicked on the exe shortcut every email that was open previously would open back up.   does anyone know how I set this up?  Its been years I forget

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Iamthecreator OMIT Admin/EE Solution GuideCommented:
1) make a shortcut to the Outlook application on your desktop (you may already have one there)

2) right-click the shortcut and choose the last menu item "Properties"

3) in the field labeled "Target" you should see a file path to where Outlook is installed on your PC. Click to the end of that path and add /restore

It should look something like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /restore

Now when you launch Outlook via that shortcut it will restore all open items. Really useful if your machine crashes or Windows force restarts based on a critical update.
matteogalloAuthor Commented:
what if target isn't editable? then I clicked advanced and "run as admin" wasn't editable
Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:
What's your Outlook version?
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matteogalloAuthor Commented:
6.1.7601 SP 1
Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:
This is your Windows version (Windows 7 SP1). And what's your Microsoft Office Outlook version?
matteogalloAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry, it's office outlook 2007 (12.0.6691.5000) sp3 (12.0.6728.5000) MS office enterprise 2007
Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:
Then just open Windows Explorer, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12 folder, find outlook.exe there and drag-drop it to your Desktop using right mouse button. Select "Create shortcut here" in the menu.

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matteogalloAuthor Commented:
thank you!
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