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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?

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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....

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(NT) Thank you
by macielag / May 6, 2005 3:49 AM PDT
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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.

Grif

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

Much appreciated.

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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.

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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.

Grif

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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

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