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My problem is that I assigned a shortcut to Outlook like this: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" and this worked fine and just like I wanted it to: when pressing the key I came back to this oneandonly instance of Outlook all the time.

Then something happened and I lost this behavior with the shortcut key, so now when I press the shortcut key it starts a new instance all the time...

I have tried with various switches my best so far is: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" /edit which takes me back but this prompts me that the switch is invalid all the time.

So is there a switch to get me to the state where I just get back to Outlook, without prompts?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The switch should be /recycle, not /edit.

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Correct. This forces outlook to look for any running instances and re-open them – BinaryMisfit Sep 4 '09 at 10:36
Great! Thanks /Christer – Chris_45 Sep 4 '09 at 11:00

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