How to use Outlook 2010 command line switches
Outlook 2010 from Microsoft is the latest version of Outlook which comes with Windows Operating System. Microsoft Outlook 2010 offers several features and advanced set of tools to manage our e-mails efficiently. Normally we run Microsoft Outlook 2010 from the icon of this program. At that time a command called ‘Outlook.Exe’ is executed at the background. We can also start Microsoft Outlook 2010 using Command-line switches. Command-line switch is the addition of forward slash followed by a switch name and the parameters of switches in the path of outlook.exe. There are several switches offered by Microsoft Outlook 2010 such as /a, /c messageclass etc. We can use Command-line switches in two ways such as run command and Windows shortcut.
- Run Command
- Windows Shortcut
- Points to be kept in mind
Normally when you click on Microsoft Outlook 2010 desktop icon, a command line Outlook.Exe will execute at the background. We can also run Microsoft Outlook 2010 using Command-line switching. One method of using Command-line switching is from Run command. In order to run Microsoft Outlook 2010 using Command-line switch, click on ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Run’. Next step is to type the path of Microsoft Outlook 2010. You have to type the entire path to Outlook.Exe. After specifying the path, add Command-line switch. The switch you typed should be followed by a slash.
Another option to run Microsoft Outlook 2010 using Command-line switch is by creating shortcut in Windows. We can setup a permanent solution for using Command-line switch. In order to create shortcut, right click the desktop and select ‘Shortcut’. After clicking this option a new wizard will be displayed. You have to type the entire path to Outlook.Exe together with the Command-line switch and then click ‘Next’. Now you have to name the shortcut. After typing a suitable name, click ‘Finish’. Now you can access the new Microsoft Outlook 2010 startup using this shortcut.
We have to keep in mind several things while using Command-line switch. You need to close all Microsoft Outlook 2010 windows. You can check it from ‘Process’ tab of the Task Manager. If the Microsoft Outlook 2010 is present in the ‘Process’ tab, then click ‘End Task’ to stop the process. The path you typed in the run command should be enclosed within quotation mark (‘’) and are case sensitive. You can also use Windows key + R to open the Run command in Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
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