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How to auto open Outlook’s note on Windows startup?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-09-23

Some Microsoft Outlook users may be used to the Outlook notes, and apply this sticky note frequently. In this article, I will introduce tricky ways to automatically open Outlook’s notes on Windows startup, and automatically open Outlook’s note folder on Windows startup as well.

Auto open Outlook’s note only on Windows startup

Auto open Outlook’s note folder on Windows startup

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This method will walk you through configuring to automatically open Microsoft Outlook’s note only on Windows startup easily. And you can do as following:

Note: Please close your Microsoft Outlook before the following operation.

Step 1: Create a new Notepad, and paste the following code into this notepad:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /c ipm.stickynote 


(1) If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2013, change the Office14 to Office15; while change Office14 to Office 12 for Outlook 2007.

(2) If you did not install Microsoft Office (Outlook) by default settings, please change the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE with your custom path.

Step 2: Save the notepad with clicking the File > Save.

Step 3: In the popping up Save As dialog box,

(1) Specify a folder to save this notepad in;

(2) Save the notepad as .bat file with entering name such as xxxxx.bat in the File name box. See screen shot below:

(3) Click the Save button.

Step 4: Open the Startup folder with this path (See screen shot below): C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


Step 5: Move the .bat file you saved in Step 3 into the Startup folder, then close the Startup folder.

After configuring, the Microsoft Outlook’s note window will be opened automatically on Windows startup.

arrow blue right bubbleAuto open Outlook’s note folder on Windows startup

The second method will introduce a way to open Microsoft Outlook’s note folder automatically on Windows startup. And you can do as following:

Step 1: Click the File > Options.

Step 2: In the popping up Outlook Options dialog box, click the Advanced in the left bar, and then click the Browse button in the Outlook start and exit section. See screen shot below:

Note: If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2007, you need to click the Tools > Options firstly, secondly click the Advanced Options button on the Other tab in Options dialog box, and at last click the Browse button behind the Startup in this folder. See screen shot below:

Step 3: In the opening Select Folder dialog box, click to highlight the Notes in the Start in this folder box.

Step 4: Click OK buttons to close all dialog boxes.

Step 5: Copy the file of Outlook.exe and paste into the Startup folder.


(1) Normally you can find out the Outlook.exe file at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15 for Outlook 2013, and you can change the Office15 to Office14 for Outlook 2010, or change the Office15 to Office12 for Outlook 2007.

(2) You can open the Startup folder with the method we introduced above.

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