As a regular user of Outlook, you may hope, Outlook can start automatically when booting your computer rather than launching it by yourself. Here are two methods to accomplish it.
When it comes to auto launching Outlook when starting computer, many people may add MS Outlook shortcut to “Startup” folder. Assuredly it is the quickest approach. However, it will put stress to your computer when it starts, thereby slowing down its performance. Therefore, apart from this method, here we will introduce another method, namely utilizing a delayed schedule task.
Method 1: Add MS Outlook to Startup Folder
- At first, head to “Start Menu”, click “All Programs” and open “Microsoft Office” folder.
- Then right click “Microsoft Outlook” and select “Copy” from the context menu.
- Next still in “All Programs”, locate and right click “Startup” folder. Form the popup menu, choose “Explore”.
- In the “Startup” folder, right click the current interface and select “Paste”.
Henceforth, when you start your computer, the program can be launched automatically.
Method 2: Launch Outlook at a Scheduled Time after Computer Starts
- At the outset, search “schedule tasks” in “Control Panel”.
- Click on “Schedule tasks” applet to open it.
- Then in the left pane of the popup dialog box, select “Task Scheduler Library”.
- After that, in the right pane of “Actions”, click “Create Task”.
- A new dialog box will show up. Under “General” tab, fill in the name and description to your likes.
- Next turn to “Trigger” tab. Click “New” button.
- In “New trigger” dialog, firstly set “Begin the task” to “At log on”. In “Settings”, choose your desired computer users. And set “Delay task for” to any intervals according to the time that it takes to start your computer. And lastly select “Enabled”.
- Click “OK” and back to “Create Task” window, in which switch to “Actions” tab and press “New” button.
- In “New Action”, set “Action” to “Start a program” and click “Browse” button to select Outlook.EXE application. In “Add arguments (optional)” field, input “/recycle”. After all above, click “OK”.
- Later move to “Settings” tab, disable the option – “Stop the task if it runs longer than…”
- Click “OK” button to apply this task.
- Due to the shortcoming that the task is created with lower priority by default, you have to change the priority to higher then. After backing to “Task Scheduler”, right click the new task and select “Export”, saving it to Desktop as a XML file.
- Afterwards, open the XML file via Notepad.
- In Notepad, near the bottom, find “<priority>7</priority>”, change “7” to “4”, “5” or “6”.
- Save the changes and close the Notepad.
- Return to “Task Scheduler”, and delete that task via right click.
- Finally click “Action” > “Import Task” to import the task whose priority has been changed.
Since then, Outlook will be launched at the set time after the computer starts. Thus your computer’s startup time won’t be lengthened.
Exit Outlook Properly
Irrespective of when Outlook is launched, what you should keep in mind firstly is that it must be closed properly. Otherwise, you may be subject to Outlook corruption, which gives you no alternatives but to repair Outlook. Besides, if ScanPST fails to repair it, you have to apply other powerful tools like DataNumen Outlook Repair, which is near perfect due to its high recovery rate.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com