This article was previously published under Q197180
For a Microsoft Outlook 98 version of this article, see 182112.
For a Microsoft Outlook 97 version of this article, see 156982.
For a Microsoft Outlook 2002 version of this article, see 296192.
WARNING: Any use by you of the command-line switches provided in this article is at your own risk. Microsoft provides these command-line switches without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.
The Microsoft Outlook Help file contains an entry that lists command-line switches, which you can use to start Outlook in a specific mode or with a specific form.
This article lists additional command-line switches that are not included in the Help topic.
To use command-line switches, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files Or Folders.
On Windows 2000 and Windows Millennium Edition (Me), click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files Or Folders.
Type Outlook.exe in the Named box, and then click Find Now.
On Windows 2000 and Windows Me, type Outlook.exe in the Search for files or folders named box, and then click Search Now.
Note the path to the Outlook executable file as viewed under In Folder and write it down for reference. For example, the file may be located in the path:
NOTE: The advantage of this method is that you do not have to go back and remove the command-line switch from the path of the shortcut. Additionally, the full path needs to be in quotation marks to preserve long file names.
Command-Line switch Purpose ------------------- ------- /CleanFreeBusy Cleans and regenerates free/busy information. /Cleanfinders Removes saved searches from the Exchange Server store. /CleanReminders Cleans and regenerates reminders. /CleanViews Restores default views. /CheckClient Prompt for default manager of e-mail, news, and contacts /Recycle Starts Outlook using an existing Outlook window, if one exists. /ResetFolders Restores missing folders for the default delivery location. /ResetOutlookBar Rebuilds the Outlook Bar. /Nopreview Turns off the Preview Pane and removes the option from the View Menu. /CleanSchedPlus Deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, and .CAL file) from the server and allows the free/busy information from the Outlook Calendar to be used and viewed by all Schedule+ 1.0 users. /Safe Launches Outlook without extensions, preview pane or toolbar customization.
For more information about other command-line switches, click MicrosoftOutlook 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.
For additional information about using the /CleanSchedPlus command-lineswitch, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
196635 Schedule+ 1.0 users may not see Outlook free/busy times