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    Outlook 2010: How Do I Create a Shortcut to a Public Folder?

    I used the path at the bottom of this post on a Windows XP desktop shortcut to an Outlook 2010 public folder.

    The shortcut doesn't follow the full target path. It should go to All Public Folders > #East - West > Advertising > Request Forms. Instead it only gets to "All Public Folders".

    The "%23" in the target path is the hexidecimal character code for the "#" symbol that is used in front of the word "East". %20 is the code for a space.

    What else do I need to do to make this shortcut work?

    Any ideas on this would be appreciated.


    TARGET:
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select "Outlook://Public%20Folders%20-%20myusername/All%20Public%20Folders/%23East%20-%20West/Advertising/Request%20Forms"

    START IN:
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14"

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    Here is a follow-up for anyone else who run into this issue, and admittedly this problem is probably a rare one. Apparently you cannot use a pound character in a file name for a hyperlink in an Office program. See the link below for details.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;202261

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