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Add Outlook Notes to Your Desktop

If you have ever used a sticky note as a reminder I'm sure you have noticed that it's easy for them to get lost or thrown away causing you to forget whatever it was you were supposed to remember. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to have a sticky note on your desktop, that is your computer's desktop?

If you are of those people that use a lot of sticky notes then why not use electronic notes instead of paper then here is a method to use Outlook notes from a desktop shortcut. Keep in mind that once you log off of your computer the note will go away or if you close the note and re-open it then it will be blank.

Right-click the desktop, click on New, and click Shortcut.

In the Type the location of the item box, type the following path:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\OUTLOOK.EXE" /c ipm.stickynote

If you have another version of Outlook such as 2007you would change the Office11to Office12. Or if you have a 64 bit version of Windows you may have to substitue Program Files with Program Files (x86). You can also browse to the Outlook.exe file and then add the /c ipm.stickynote switch to the end of your shortcut.

Click next, name the shortcut, and then click Finish. Or you can just download the shortcut here for Outlook 2003 or here for Outlook 2007 if you are running a 64 bit version of Windows. This will work only if you installed Office in the default location.

Outlook Sticky Note


 

Related Tip:
Make a Quick E-mail Shortcut

 

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