Outlook Today as Default Page

Hewlett-packard / Pavillion dv6000
April 16, 2009 at 12:24:33
Specs: Windows XP
Outlook Today used to be my default page at start up. All of the sudden it has changed to the Inbox and i can't get it to change back. I have tried Customizeing and it doesn't worl. Can anyone help me?

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April 17, 2009 at 16:25:27
Im using outlook 2003.

Advanced Options
Startup in this folder: XXXXXXX Click browse
Select the highest folder on the list, mine is called "Mailbox - Gavin" Yours may be called "Personal Folders".

If this doesn't work, there is one other possible setting to change. We can try that next.

Post an update either way. Thanks

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April 20, 2009 at 08:08:29
Hi Gavin,

The only thing I have at "Start Up in this Folder" is a drop down window, The top item on it is Outlook Today. I selected it and clicked OK. Then I closed and reopened Outlook. It did no help, it still opens with the Inbox.

Can we try your other potential solution?

Thanks for responding.

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April 21, 2009 at 08:43:40
It's wierd, when I started Outlook today it started with Outlook Today. Just to make sure it was Ok I shut down Outlook and tried it again. Guess what happened, it started with the Inbox.


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April 21, 2009 at 14:55:21
The other place in my outlook that can be editted is to right click on "Mailbox - USERNAME" (or personal folder) --> properties

Click homepage tab, then restore defaults.

Essentially in my previous email we were telling outlook to select the Mailbox - Username (or personal folder) folder as the default to be shown on startup.
But if the address in that folder has been altered, then it will not work properly.

Let me know if it worked for you.

Unfortunately that is all i can think of, and i am working in an exchange environment,

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April 22, 2009 at 04:08:52
Could you not in the shortcut target dialogue box specify that outlook opens to outlook today?
eg. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office##\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select outlook:Today

changing of course the Office## to whatever version of office you are running 2002 = Office10; 2003 = Office11.
Sorry if I am missing something here.. not unusual in my experience.

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April 23, 2009 at 06:27:53

I tried it and it didn't work. As a matter of fact it opened in Outlook Today this morning and I messed it up by trying this. I should know to let well enough alone. My bad.

Thanks for trying to help me.

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April 23, 2009 at 06:44:19

I am not computer literate enough to understand what you are suggesting. That is my problem, not yours. Maybe I am in a world here where I don't belong. Thanks for trying to help.


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April 23, 2009 at 10:10:18
OK sorry for not being clear. You need to right click on your Outlook icon and choose properties. Choose the Shortcut tab You will have two dialogue boxes a Start in box and a Target box. The start in box will tell you the Office version number eg. Office11.
Copy and paste
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office##\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select outlook:Today
into the Target dialogue box changing the Office number to the one showing in the Start in box

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April 23, 2009 at 12:07:31
There is nothing in the "Start in" box and the "Target Location" box is grayed out.

I'm using Outlook 2002. Could this be a problem with the program?

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April 23, 2009 at 12:38:59
Outlook can be opened from run.
So Start...Run copy and paste

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE10\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select outlook:Today

into the run dialogue box and report back

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April 25, 2009 at 08:01:22

For some reason it has started working properly. Who knows why. However, now my sound has stopped working. I have done all of the troubleshooting contained in the help files on my computer {HP Pavillion dv6119us} as well as the Microsoft site and nothing works. I'm about ready to get rid of this stupid computer and start over.

Thanks for hanging in ther with me.

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April 25, 2009 at 14:19:37
You will be best served posting your new area of concern into the XP or Hardware forum. I would however suggest you look in device manager for any obvious problems concerning drivers. You will see a yellow ? mark donating a problem. Also if you have XP pro typing dxdiag into a run dialogue box will bring up the directx diagnostic tool and you can do some tests there. Also your sound card will have a .cpl page that may have something turned off or you may have accidently changed something in your attempts to get outlook working so think back to what you did, some small change can have an unexpected impact.

Good luck

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April 28, 2009 at 12:57:39

I tried everything you suggested as well as working with the HP help & support center. It looks like my speakers got fried somehow. I guess I willhave to invest in some external speakers. What a pain when you have a laptop.

I will never buy another HP computer. The battery in this one has never worked correctly. HP is of no help what so ever.

Again, thanks for hanging in there with me.

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