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    Shortcut to a specific folder (MSO 2003)

    I know that you can set up shortcuts to start Outlook in a specific folder (Contacts, calendar, tasks, Inbox).

    I found the format for the shortcut for these folders.

    Is it possible to create a shortcut to a folder that is deeper than the top level?

    For instance, If I have renamed my current PST file to "Current_PST", then the folder I am trying to set the shortcut for is:

    Current_PST! WorkingPostcrossing.com

    The format mentioned above, that works for the folders mentioned is

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11OUTLOOK.EXE" /select outlook:calendar

    But this format does not seem to work for the Current_PST! WorkingPostcrossing.com folder.

    Is this nt possible for this folder?

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    Re: Shortcut to a specific folder (MSO 2003)

    Chuck, do you mean a URL, as opposed to a Shortcut?

    You can create the Shortcut to a Folder by using "Add new shortcut" in the Shortcut View Navigation Pane.

    The syntax for a URL to an Outlook Folder should be: <Outlook://Current_PST!%20WorkingPostcrossing.com>
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    Re: Shortcut to a specific folder (MSO 2003)

    John:

    I did mean shortcut, and it WAS the syntax I wasn't getting, and what you gave me worked great.

    Now, if I could just figure out how to have it not load another copy if Outlook is already loaded, but rather just "go to" the folder, I'd be "so happy".

    But that was a big step forward, John.

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    Re: Shortcut to a specific folder (MSO 2003)

    Yep, it opens a new instance. You can use VBA to switch to a folder without a new instance, using either of these approaches:

    Set ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = fldrTargetFolder

    ActiveExplorer.SelectFolder fldrTargetFolder

    For more details see <!post=this thread,375844>this thread<!/post>
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    Re: Shortcut to a specific folder (MSO 2003)

    John:

    So do I use that code 'alone', or do I integrate it into a special form? And if so, how would I call that form coming into Outlook?

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    Re: Shortcut to a specific folder (MSO 2003)

    Because you were using the term 'shortcut' I mistook the intent of your original post. In the Target dialog box of the Properties for the application, the syntax for opening Outlook to a specific child folder is:

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11OUTLOOK.EXE" /select "outlook:Current_PST! WorkingPostcrossing.com"

    Note that the entire folderpath after the /select switch, including the word "outlook:" is surrounded in quotes. You may have to edit to get it correct; I was able to open a 4 level deep nested folder in my primary PST on my corporate Exchange Server environment.

    Does this help?
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    Re: Shortcut to a specific folder (MSO 2003)

    John:

    Yes, that's what I'm looking for. Thanks.

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