Creating An Outlook Item Shortcut

Microsoft OutlookEarlier this month I did a post on command line parameters to create an Outlook item (such as an email or appointment). In that post I mentioned it was easy to create a shortcut for them, but realised afterwards, that it might be beneficial to cover creating the shortcut.

To create a shortcut, right click on the Windows desktop, and click on New » Shortcut:

Windows right-clickcontext menu

Browse and find the location of OUTLOOK.EXE, which is, for Office 365, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\.

Add /c ipm.note to the end of the path and click Next:

Create Shortcut

Enter a name for the shortcut and click Next:

Create shortcut - enter name

With the shortcut created, clicking it, will create a new email:

Untitled Email

I’ve added this shortcut to a folder which I’ve made available in the Run window for easy access.

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