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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:
  1. Click the File tab and choose Options.
  2. In the left pane, choose Advanced.
  3. In the Outlook Start And Exit section, use the Browse button to locate the folder or window where you want to start working.
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  4. Select the folder or window. I start in my Inbox for the account I use the most.
  5. Click OK twice.

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