This article lists additional command-line switches that are not included in the Outlook Help file.
- Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
- In the Named box, type Outlook.exe, and then click Find Now.
- Note the path to the Outlook executable for reference. For example, the following is the default path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Outlook.exe
- On the File menu, click Close.
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type the complete path noted in step 3, including the file name. Press the SPACEBAR once, and then type the forward slash (/) followed by the command-line switch.
Command-Line switch Purpose
/CleanFreeBusy Cleans and regenerates free/busy information.
/CleanReminders Cleans and regenerates reminders.
/CleanViews Restores default views.
/ResetFolders Restores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/ResetFolderNames Resets the language of the default folders to the language of the Outlook client.
/ResetOutlookBar Rebuilds the Outlook Bar.
/NoPreview Turns off the Preview pane at startup.
/CleanSchedPlus Deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, and .cal file) from the server.
/Safe Starts Outlook without extensions, preview pane, or toolbar customization.
/Recycle Activates an existing Outlook window.
/Folder Opens new window in "folder" mode (Outlook Bar and Folder List off).
/Profiles Shows MAPI Profiles dialog box regardless of the options setting on the Tools menu.
/Profile <profilename> Loads specified profile. (If your profile contains a space, Outlook may treat it as
an invalid profile name when using this switch. Work around this by wrapping the
profile name in quotes.)
/s <filename> Loads specified shortcuts file (.fav file).
/f <msgfilename> Opens <msgfilename>.
/p <msgfilename> Prints <msgfilename>. Same as /f except is associated with the print verb instead of open.
/Embedding <msgfilename> Used to open a .msg file as an OLE embedding. Standard OLE command-line argument.
/c <messageclass> Creates a new item of the specified message class (Outlook forms or any other valid MAPI
/a path:\<filename> Opens a new e-mail message with the specified file attached.
/importprf <path\.prf filename> Creates an Outlook profile based on the information in the specified .prf file.
REFERENCESFor more information about other command-line switches, click Microsoft Outlook Help on the Help menu, type Control what happens when you start Outlook in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
Article ID: 296192 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2007 - Revision: 1