Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Server 2003
§ Click the Windows Start button, and then click Run.
In the Run dialog box, type a quotation mark, enter the full path for the outlook.exe file, and then type another quotation mark. Alternatively, click Browse to locate and select the file. In this case, the quotation marks are supplied automatically.
After the closing quotation mark, type a space, and then type the switch. For example, you might type:
“c:program filesmicrosoft officeoffice12outlook.exe” /nopreview
Available switchesSwitchDescription/aCreates 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 otmfilenameOpens the VBA program specified in otmfilename, rather than %appdata%microsoftoutlookvbaproject.otm./c messageclassCreates 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 e-mail message/c ipm.stickynote creates a note/c ipm.task creates a task/checkclientPrompts for the default manager of e-mail, news, and contacts./cleancategoriesDeletes any custom category names that you have created. Restores categories to the default names./cleanclientrulesStarts Outlook and deletes client-based rules./cleandmrecordsDeletes the logging records saved when a manager or a delegate declines a meeting./cleanfindersResets all Search Folders in the Microsoft Exchange mailbox for only the first profile opened./cleanfreebusyClears and regenerates free/busy information. This switch can be used only when you are able to connect to the server running Exchange./cleanprofileRemoves invalid profile keys and re-creates default registry keys where applicable./cleanremindersClears and regenerates reminders./cleanroamedprefsAll 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./cleanrulesStarts Outlook and deletes client-based and server-based rules./cleanserverrulesStarts Outlook and deletes server-based rules./cleansharingRemoves 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./cleansniffOverrides 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./cleansubscriptionsDeletes the subscription messages and properties for subscription features./cleanviewsRestores default views. All custom views that you created are lost./embeddingUsed without command-line parameters for standard OLE co-create./f msgfilenameOpens the specified message file (.msg) or Microsoft Office saved search (.oss)./finderOpens the Advanced Find dialog box./firstrunStarts Outlook as if it were run for the first time./hol holfilenameOpens the specified .hol file./ical icsfilenameOpens the specified .ics file./importprf prffilenameStarts 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 assetidOpens a Help window with the Help topic specified in assetid displayed./m emailnameProvides a way for the user to add an e-mail name to the item. Only works in conjunction with the /c command-line parameter.Example:Outlook.exe /c ipm.note /m emailname/nocustomizeStarts Outlook without loading outcmd.dat (customized toolbars)./noextensionsStarts Outlook with extensions turned off, but listed in the Add-In Manager./nopreviewStarts Outlook with the Reading Pane off./p msgfilenamePrints the specified message (.msg)./profile profilenameLoads the specified profile. If your profile name contains a space, enclose the profile name in quotation marks (” “)./profilesOpens the Choose Profile dialog box regardless of the Options setting on the Tools menu./recycleStarts Outlook by using an existing Outlook window, if one exists. Used in combination with /explorer or /folder./remigratecategoriesStarts 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 non-mail items into the Master Category List.Note This is the same command as Upgrade to Color Categories in each Outlook mailbox properties dialog box./resetfoldersRestores missing folders at the default delivery location./resetfoldernamesResets 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./resetformregionsEmpties the form regions cache and reloads the form region definitions from the Windows registry./resetnavpaneClears and regenerates the Navigation Pane for the current profile./resetsearchcriteriaResets all Instant Search criteria so that the default set of criteria is shown in each module./resetsharedfoldersRemoves all shared folders from the Navigation Pane./resettodobarClears and regenerates the To-Do Bar task list for the current profile. The To-Do Bar search folder is deleted and re-created./rpcdiagOpens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call (RPC) connection status dialog box./safeStarts Outlook without Microsoft Exchange Client Extensions (ECE), the Reading Pane, or toolbar customizations. Component Object Model (COM) add-ins are turned off./safe:1Starts Outlook with the Reading Pane off./safe:3Starts Outlook with Microsoft Exchange Client Extensions (ECE) turned off, but listed in the Add-In Manager. Component Object Model (COM) add-ins are turned off./safe:4Starts Outlook without loading outcmd.dat (customized toolbars)./select foldernameStarts 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/filenameSpecifies a sharing URL to connect to Outlook. For example, use stssync://URL to connect a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 list to Outlook./sniffStarts Outlook, forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar./t oftfilenameOpens the specified .oft file./v vcffilenameOpens the specified .vcf file./vcal vcsfilenameOpens the specified .vcs file./x xnkfilenameOpens the specified .xnk file.