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Start Outlook in a Folder other than Inbox

Updated: Jan 13

**Updated 3/1/2018**

For new versions of Outlook, this option is located in the "File" tab, "Options," and then the "Advanced" tab.

Many people I've trained use the Outlook Calendar to schedule their day. So, this tip is dedicated to those that would like to start Outlook in a folder other than the Inbox.

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options."

Click on the "Other" tab.

Click on the "Advanced Options" button in the "General" area.

Click on the "Browse" button in the "Startup in this folder" field.

See image below.

Highlight the folder you want (in our Example above, we would select the "Calendar" folder) and click on the "OK" button.

The next time Outlook is started, the "Calendar" folder will open first.

You may change this option at any time, depending on your usage.

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