This article gives you the brief explanation on the outlook command line switches. The outlook comes with different command line switched, which in turn used for troubleshooting in case of some errors. The following are the different command line switches available in the outlook.
General Syntax :
Go to Run -->
# Outlook /Switch
Outlook command line switches :
1. Outlook /c messageclass
Creates a new item of the specified message class, works for any valid MAPI form.
/c ipm.activity creates a Journal entry
/c ipm.appointment creates an appointment
/c ipm.contact creates a contact
/c ipm.note creates an e-mail message
/c ipm.stickynote creates a note
/c ipm.task creates a task
2. Outlook /CleanClientRules
Starts Outlook and deletes client-based rules. For non-Exchange users.
3. Outlook /CleanFinders
Sets Outlook 2003 Search Folders back to the default state (deletes custom Search Folders)
4. Outlook /CleanFreeBusy
Cleans and regenerates free/busy information.
5. Outlook /CleanProfile
Removes invalid profile keys and recreates default registry keys where applicable.
6. Outlook /Cleanpst
Launches Outlook with a clean Personal Folders file (.pst)
7. Outlook /CleanReminders
Cleans and regenerates reminders.
8. Outlook /CleanRules
Starts Outlook and deletes client- and server-based rules.
9. Outlook /CleanSchedPlus
Deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, and .cal file) from the server.
10. Outlook /CleanServerRules
Starts Outlook and deletes server-based rules. Used only with Exchange server accounts.
11. Outlook /CleanViews
Restores default views.
12. Outlook /FirstRun
Starts Outlook as if it were run for the first time.
13. Outlook /ImportPrf prffilename
Launches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
14. Outlook /Profile profilename
Loads the specified profile. If your profile name contains a space, enclose the profile name in quotation marks.
15. Outlook /ResetFolderNames
Resets the language of the default folders to the language of the Outlook client.
16. Outlook /ResetFolders
Restores missing folders for the default delivery location.
17. Outlook /ResetOutlookBar
Rebuilds the Outlook Bar.
18. Outlook /ResetWunderBar
Rebuilds the new Outlook Control Bar in Outlook 2003.
19. Outlook /Rpcdiag
Opens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call (RPC) connection status dialog.
20. Outlook /Sniff
Starts Outlook and forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar.
Hope the above information is useful and start try using the above appropriate commands when your outlook gives the problem.