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Appendixes > Outlook Command Line Switches

Outlook Command Line Switches

You use Outlook command-line switches when starting Outlook, and some of them are very useful when you have problems. For a complete list of all Outlook switches, press F1 to open the Outlook Help task pane, type "command-line switches" in the Search For entry field, and then click the arrow to the right of the field to start the search. Select the command-line switches search result and expand the Switch reference entry to see a complete list of Outlook command-line switches.

To start Outlook with a command-line switch, select Start, Run. In the Run dialog, type Outlook.exe followed by a space and then the switch you want to use. If the switch takes any arguments, such as a path and the path has spaces in it, make sure to enclose the argument within quotation marks. After you finish typing the command line, press Enter to execute it. The following two examples start Outlook using command-line switches:


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