Auto launch Outlook at Windows Startup

Lot of office users would like to start their day by reading their emails. Configuring Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010 to automatically launch at Windows startup would definitely benefit these users. This can be done by adding Outlook to the Startup option available as part of the Start Menu.

This requires the following two steps

  • Creating a Outlook application shortcut. For creating Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010 shortcut check out the article on Windows Desktop shortcut for Office 2010 application.
  • Copying Outlook shortcut to Windows startup folder.
  • Right click on the Start button and select Explore from the menu list.

    Windows Explore

    Expand the Start Menu folder in the explorer window then navigate to the Startup folder and copy Outlook 2010 shortcut file to Startup folder.

    Windows StartupWindows Startup Outlook Shortcut

    Now this would start Outlook 2010 during Windows Startup.Demo Video – Auto launch Outlook 2010 on Windows Shortcut

    In Category: Office 2010, Outlook 2010, Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP

    Ravi Shankar

    A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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    • Satheesh November 6, 2011, 7:23 am

      Thanks… Its very useful.

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