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How To: Change Default Startup Folder in Outlook Desktop App
Last Updated a year ago
When you first launch Outlook, it displays Today view, which a lot of people don't use. Instead, they go straight to a mail folder and start working. It's only a few clicks, but you can change this setting and have Outlook open right where you want to start. To specify the folder that Outlook selects when launching, do the following:
- Click the File tab and choose Options.
- In the left pane, choose Advanced.
- In the Outlook Start And Exit section, use the Browse button to locate the folder or window where you want to start working.
- Select the folder or window. I start in my Inbox for the account I use the most.
- Click OK twice.