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WARNING: ANY USE BY YOU OF THE COMMAND-LINE SWITCHES PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Microsoft provides these command-line switches without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.
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The Microsoft Outlook Help file contains an entry that lists command line switches, which you can use to start Outlook in a specific mode or with a specific form.
This article lists additional command-line switches that are not included in the Help topic.
To use command-line switches, follow these steps:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Outlook.exe" /Cleanreminders
NOTE: The full path must be in quotation marks to preserve long file names.
Command-Line Switch Purpose ------------------- ------- /CleanFreeBusy Cleans and regenerates free/busy information. /Cleanfinders Removes saved searches from the Exchange Server store. /CleanReminders Cleans and regenerates reminders. /CleanViews Restores default views. All custom views you created are lost. /CheckClient Prompt for default manager of e-mail, news, and contacts /ResetFolders Restores missing folders for the default delivery location. /ResetOutlookBar Rebuilds the Outlook Bar.
/Safe Launches Outlook without extensions, preview pane or toolbar customization. /Nopreview Turns off the Preview Pane and removes the option from the View Menu. /CleanSchedPlus Deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, and .CAL file) from the server and enables the free/busy information from the Outlook Calendar to be used and viewed by all Schedule+ 1.0 users.
For information about other command-line switches, search on the phrase "Control what happens when you start Outlook," using the Office Assistant.
For additional information about using the /CleanSchedPlus commandline switch, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179547/EN-US/ )OL98: Schedule+ 1.0 Users May Not See Outlook Free/Busy Times