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25-May-2007, 06:19 AM #1
Solved: Starting Outlook during system startup
Since I have the system some 3 years, this has worked correctly for me by putting a shortcut in:
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
For some unknown reason, the shortuct disappeared.
Now when I try to move a shortcut there, it just vanishes.
Any clues as to what may be causing this?
Thanks very much for your help.
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25-May-2007, 09:20 AM #2
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Now when I try to move a shortcut there, it just vanishes.
can you describe the exact steps you take to make the shortcut and how you copy it there
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26-May-2007, 07:56 AM #3
Hi Etaf,
Thanks for your reply.
1. I go to Start, right click on the icon for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, select "send to" and then "Desktop (create shorcut)".
2. I go to the desktop, open "My Computer" and eventually C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
3. I drag the icon from the desktop to the directory named in 2.
The icon vanishes.
Now this is really weird:
In order to check the steps above, I repeated them, but this time I had the recycle bin open and had emptied it. Then I repeated steps 1 to 3 and the icon remains.
I'm now going to reboot and see what happens. Will post the results.
Hmmmmm... Windows strikes again!
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26-May-2007, 08:06 AM #4
Hi Etaf,
Outlook did not start, and the icon is no longer in the directory named in (2) in the previous post.
Thanks for your help.
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26-May-2007, 08:19 AM #5
Hi Etaf,
Prompted by your question, I seem to have solved the problem but don't understand what's going on:
Solution:
I went to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 and created a short cut (send to desktop) of the OUTLOOK.EXE executable. I then dragged this into the directory named in step 2 of the second post above. This icon stayed. I then restarted the system and Outlook started. :-).
What I don't understand is that I could swear (but memory does play tricks) that I had created the icon three years ago as described in steps 1 to 3 of the second post.
Also what I don't understand is why auto-start of Outlook has always worked and then suddently Windows "took it into its head" to remove the icon from the auto-startup directory.
If you have an explanation, I'd like to know.
In any case, thanks for your help.
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26-May-2007, 03:33 PM #6
I think and Explanation and Windows is an oxymoron

so sorry i have no idea why this does not work - perhaps a shortcut to a shortcut maybe an issue - But have done - I think - what you have done

anyways - its all working now - so thats good

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