Windows 10, Outlook 2013
Where I work, Outlook tends to lock up regularly, meaning I'm frequently killing it through task manager. I thought I could create a shortcut to restart it, but I can't get it to work.
I have a shortcut to open it, obviously - it works, and a shortcut to kill it, which works. When I combine them , it will only complete one action or other, instead of both. I based this shortcut on the info I've found here and online.
Batch scripts & powershell are NOT possible.
SEPARATELY, THESE 2 SHORTCUTS WORK ON THEIR OWN.
C:\Windows\System32\taskkill.exe /F /IM outlook.exe
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" /b "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OUTLOOK.EXE"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OUTLOOK.EXE"
I've read that combining 2 shortcuts into one can be accomplished with
&. I've seen different examples using each. I tried this approach:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k start "" /b C:\Windows\System32\taskkill.exe /F /IM outlook.exe && start "" /b "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OUTLOOK.EXE"
This results in killing Outlook, but not opening a new instance.
If I add a pause before the
/t 3 && -- it will open another Outlook without killing the original instance.
Suggestions on how to combine both actions, kill Outlook then start Outlook?