Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Collection of Some Random useful Outlook Switches




Here are some useful Outlook switches, I collected from Web and wanted to share with you all

Outlook use switches, at the Start menu, Run command type:

Outlook /switch

Occasionally you'll need to use the full path to Outlook, so the command line looks like:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Outlook.exe " /switch

Note: Paths that include spaces between words must be enclosed in quotation marks (") and are case sensitive.

For your reference here are just some of the most commonly used switches:

Starts Outlook and deletes client-based rules.

/CleanFinders

Sets Outlook 2003 Search Folders back to the default state (deletes custom Search Folders)

/CleanFreeBusy (this one clean all kinds of weird calendaring issues)

Cleans and regenerates free/busy information.

/CleanProfile

Removes invalid profile keys and recreates default registry keys where applicable.

/Cleanpst

Launches Outlook with a clean Personal Folders file (.pst)

/CleanReminders

Cleans and regenerates reminders.

/CleanRules

Starts Outlook and deletes client- and server-based rules.

/CleanSchedPlus

Deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, and .cal file) from the server.

/CleanServerRules

Starts Outlook and deletes server-based rules. Used only with Exchange server accounts.

/CleanViews

Restores default views.

/FirstRun

Starts Outlook as if it were run for the first time.

/ImportPrf prffilename

Launches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.

/Profile profilename

Loads the specified profile. If your profile name contains a space, enclose the profile name in quotation marks.

/ResetFolderNames

Resets the language of the default folders to the language of the Outlook client.

/ResetFolders

Restores missing folders for the default delivery location.

/ResetOutlookBar

Rebuilds the Outlook Bar.

/ResetWunderBar

Rebuilds the new Outlook Control Bar in Outlook 2003.

/Rpcdiag

Opens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call (RPC) connection status dialog.

/Sniff

Starts Outlook and forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar.

Best Regards,

Oz Ozugurlu

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