How to Change the Default Window that Opens in Outlook 2010

When you launch Outlook, it will display Outlook Today or straight to a different location, which may or may not be the view you prefer.

Opening Outlook to your window of choice can save you a couple of mouse clicks and land you exactly where you would like to start your Outlook session.

Follow the steps below to learn how to change your folder:

  1. Click on the File tab and under Help select Options.
  2. Select Advanced in the left pane.
  3. In the Outlook Start and Exit section, click Browse.
  4. In the dialog box that displays, select the folder you would like as the default.

outlook folder selection

  1. Click OK.
  2. Click OK again.

When you next launch Outlook, it will now open to the window you specified. Your default window can be your Inbox, Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, etc.


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