Microsoft Outlook 2010: Change Default Folder To Calendar, Notes, Contacts, Tasks

Whenever Microsoft Outlook 2010 starts up, it takes you to the Inbox folder by default. You can easily change this setting and can let Outlook launch Calendar, Tasks, or whatever you want.

Click the File (Office) button and choose Options.

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The Outlook Options dialogue box will be displayed, here navigate to the Advanced option.

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Now locate the Outlook start and exit option in the right side main window and then hit the Browse button located next to the Start Outlook in this folder option.

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Here choose the default folder for your Outlook Startup.

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Click OK and you are done with the configuration. Now the user-defined folder will start up every time Outlook 2010 is started.

  • strikeon

    thanks, been looking around for this for a while.

  • Jan

    But I want to open the shared public calendar and that does not come up as one of the options.

  • JKL

    Thanks for this post. You just saved me a lot of grief.

  • ood

    Thanks! Now I’m less likely to miss meetings by getting all caught up in checking email 🙂