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    Combining Switches (MSO 2003)

    Is there a way to combine the "select" and the "recycle" switches at startup in Outlook?

    I have "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11OUTLOOK.EXE" /select outlook:Contacts to start Outlook with the Contacts folder, and

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11OUTLOOK.EXE" /recycle to start Outlook.

    Isn't there a way to put the "recycle" switch on the "Open In Contacts" line?

    Cannot seem to get it right.

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    Re: Combining Switches (MSO 2003)

    I don't think so. The idea of /select is to open an instance of Outlook to a specific folder (Contacts in your example) even if another instance is already open in (for example) Inbox. It cannot be combined with /recycle, which tells Outlook merely to activate it if it is already running.

    You can specify in which folder Outlook opens by default in Tools | Options..., Other tab, Advanced Options...

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    Re: Combining Switches (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    Too bad...

    You can select any folder with the "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11OUTLOOK.EXE" /select outlook", thereby leaving your default alone, but Outlook has that nasty issue of messing up add-ins if you load more than one copy...

    Oh well....

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