Computer Help forum

General discussion

Microsoft Outlook on boot up

by macielag / May 5, 2005 10:45 AM PDT

I just got a new Dell laptop. Have installed MS Outlook. What do I have to do to get it to open automatically upon bootup?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Microsoft Outlook on boot up
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Microsoft Outlook on boot up
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Starting Outlook on bootup.
by Papa Echo / May 5, 2005 11:24 AM PDT

Try this. Put a shortcut to the startup folder, which is at C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu\Programs

Note that "User" refers to your user account folder, probably with your log in name. You can ceate a shortcut at the Outlook program folder, then cut and paste....

Collapse -
(NT) Thank you
by macielag / May 6, 2005 3:49 AM PDT
Collapse -
Macie, In Addition To Papa's Good Instructions...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 6, 2005 3:35 AM PDT

It might help if you told us your operating system because the path that Papa gave may not be correct if you're not running Windows 2000 or XP.

There are a couple of ways to make the shortcut to Outlook. One way is to click on Start-All Programs. RIGHT click on the "Microsoft Outlook" listed there, choose "Copy". Now RIGHT click on the Start button, choose "Explore". When the Explorer window loads, on the left side of the window, follow the path to C\Documents and Settings\Yourusername\Start Menu\Programs, then click once on the "Start Up" folder. Now looking on the right side of the screen, RIGHT click on a blank area, choose "Paste".

You can also do a "Search" on your computer for "Outlook.exe". Find the one that is listed in your Program Files\Microsoft Office folder, RIGHT click on it, choose "Create Shortcut" and a shortcut to Outlook will be placed on the desktop. You can then navigate to the Start Up folder and drag the new desktop shortcut there.

That will put a copy of the Outlook shortcut in your Start Up folder. Restart the computer and Outlook will load at start up.

Hope this helps.


Collapse -
Thank you for your help.
by macielag / May 6, 2005 3:48 AM PDT

Much appreciated.

Collapse -
Grif or??? How does one make
by Ray Harinec / May 6, 2005 5:10 AM PDT

Outlook OPEN upon boot, not simply load????

I have a bunch of reminders that I would like to see as soon as the computer boots. Never been successful having Outlook do it.

Collapse -
Ray, Are The Reminders On Your Calendar?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 6, 2005 5:43 AM PDT

You didn't mention which version of Outlook you're using but you can cause the Calendar page to open at start up, instead of your Inbox..If the reminders are there, then you should be able to see them. It doesn't open the "Reminders" window, but it might work.

This is for Outlook 2002...Open Outlook, click on "Tools", Options, then click on the "Other' tab, then the "Advaned Options" button in the "General" section. In the "General Settings' section, use the drop down menu to selec the "Calendar" page.

Hope this helps.


Collapse -
It's Outlook 2000
by Ray Harinec / May 6, 2005 7:07 AM PDT

on my computer at work. Only thing that I have ever used Outlook for. I forget what the page is called. I'll check next Tuesday when I next go to work.

Outlook is not even set up on the two computers here at home, although the icon is on the desktop. I've never even clicked on it.

I only tried to use it at work because Quickbooks wouldn't allow me to create my own reminders, just the ones they create.

I now use a freebie to open at boot to remind me to open Outlook, brilliant, NO?? LOL

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.