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Command-line switches for Outlook 2007
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To use a commandline switch in Outlook 2007, follow these instructions: 1. From the Start menu, select Run... . 2. In the Open: field, type the complete path to outlook.exe in quotation marks, including the filename. Press the Spacebar once, and then type the forward slash / followed by the commandline switch. For example, if you want to use the /cleanreminders switch, the command line should read as follows: C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice11Outlook.exe. /cleanreminders Note: The full path must be in quotation marks to preserve long filenames. Following are some commandline switches: /a Creates an item with the specified file as an attachment. Example: c:program filesmicrosoft officeoffice12outlook.exe /a c:my documentslabels.doc If no item type is specified, IPM.Note is assumed. Cannot be used with message classes that are not based on Outlook. /altvba otmfilename Opens the VBA program specified in otmfilename, rather than appdatamicrosoftoutlookvbaproject.otm. /c messageclass Creates a new item of the specified message class Outlook forms or any other valid MAPI form. Examples: /c ipm.activity creates a Journal entry /c ipm.appointment creates an appointment /c ipm.contact creates a contact /c ipm.note creates an email message /c ipm.stickynote creates a note /c ipm.task creates a task /checkclient Prompts for the default manager of email, news, and contacts. /cleancategories Deletes any custom category names that you have created. Restores categories to the default names. /cleanclientrules Starts Outlook and deletes clientbased rules. /cleandmrecords Deletes the logging records saved when a manager or a delegate declines a meeting. /cleanfinders Removes Search Folders from the Microsoft Exchange mailbox. /cleanfreebusy Clears and regenerates free/busy information. This switch can be used only when you are able to connect to the server running Exchange. /cleanprofile Removes invalid profile keys and recreates default registry keys where applicable. /cleanreminders Clears and regenerates reminders. /cleanroamedprefs All previous roamed preferences are deleted and copied again from the local settings on the computer where this switch is used. This includes the roaming settings for reminders, free/busy grid, working hours, calendar publishing, and RSS rules. /cleanrules Starts Outlook and deletes clientbased and serverbased rules. /cleanserverrules Starts Outlook and deletes serverbased rules. /cleansharing Removes all RSS, Internet Calendar, and SharePoint subscriptions from Account Settings, but leaves all the previously downloaded content on your computer. This is useful if you are unable to delete one of these subscriptions within Office Outlook 2007. /cleansniff Overrides the programmatic lockout that determines which of your computers when running Outlook simultaneously processes meeting items. The lockout process helps prevent duplicate reminder messages. This switch clears the lockout on the computer it is used, enabling Outlook to process meeting items. /cleansubscriptions Deletes the subscription messages and properties for subscription features. /cleanviews Restores default views. All custom views that you created are lost. /embedding Opens the specified message file .msg as an OLE embedding. Also used without commandline parameters for standard OLE cocreate. /f msgfilename Opens the specified message file .msg or Microsoft Office saved search .oss. /finder Opens the Advanced Find dialog box. /firstrun Starts Outlook as if it were run for the first time. /hol holfilename Opens the specified .hol file. /ical icsfilename Opens the specified .ics file. /importprf prffilename Starts Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile .prf. If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean start. /launchtraininghelp assetid Opens a Help window with the Help topic specified in assetid displayed. /m emailname Provides a way for the user to add an email name to the item. Only works in conjunction with the /c commandline parameter. Example: Outlook.exe /c ipm.note /m emailname /nocustomize Starts Outlook without loading outcmd.dat customized toolbars. /noextensions Starts Outlook with extensions turned off, but listed in the AddIn Manager. /nopreview Starts Outlook with the Reading Pane off. /p msgfilename Prints the specified message .msg. /profile profilename Loads the specified profile. If your profile name contains a space, enclose the profile name in quotation marks . /profiles Opens the Choose Profile dialog box regardless of the Options setting on the Tools menu. /recycle Starts Outlook by using an existing Outlook window, if one exists. Used in combination with /explorer or /folder. /remigratecategories Starts Outlook and and initiates the following commands on the default mailbox: Upgrades colored For Follow Up flags to Office Outlook 2007 color categories. Upgrades calendar labels to Office Outlook 2007 color categories. Adds all categories used on nonmail items into the Master Category List. NOTE This is the same command as Upgrade to Color Categories in each Outlook mailbox properties dialog box. /resetfolders Restores missing folders at the default delivery location. /resetfoldernames Resets default folder names such as Inbox or Sent Items to default names in the current Office user interface language. For example, if you first connect to your mailbox in Outlook by using a Russian user interface, the Russian default folder names cannot be renamed. To change the default folder names to another language, such as Japanese or English, you can use this switch to reset the default folder names after you change the user interface language or install a different language version of Outlook. /resetformregions Empties the form regions cache and reloads the form region definitions from the Windows registry. /resetnavpane Clears and regenerates the Navigation Pane for the current profile. /resetsearchcriteria Resets all Instant Search criteria so that the default set of criteria is shown in each module. /resetsharedfolders Removes all shared folders from the Navigation Pane. /resettodobar Clears and regenerates the ToDo Bar task list for the current profile. The ToDo Bar search folder is deleted and recreated. /rpcdiag Opens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call RPC connection status dialog box. /safe Starts Outlook without Microsoft Exchange Client Extensions ECE, the Reading Pane, or toolbar customizations. Component Object Model COM addins are turned off. /safe:1 Starts Outlook with the Reading Pane off. /safe:3 Starts Outlook with Microsoft Exchange Client Extensions ECE turned off, but listed in the AddIn Manager. Component Object Model COM addins are turned off. /safe:4 Starts Outlook without loading outcmd.dat customized toolbars. /select foldername Starts Outlook and opens the specified folder in a new window. For example, to open Outlook and display the default calendar, use: c:program filesmicrosoft officeoffice12outlook.exe /select outlook:calendar. /share feed://URL/filename /share stssync://URL /share web://URL/filename Specifies a sharing URL to connect to Outlook. For example, use stssync://URL to connect a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 list to Outlook. /sniff Starts Outlook, forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar. /t oftfilename Opens the specified .oft file. /v vcffilename Opens the specified .vcf file. /vcal vcsfilename Opens the specified .vcs file. /x xnkfilename Opens the specified .xnk file. The information above comes from Mocrosoft Office Online at: http://office.microsoft.com/enus/outlook/HP012185891033.aspx Additional information can also be found in the Microsoft Knowledgebase at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx