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Microsoft KB Archive/169924

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Article ID: 169924

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q169924


SYMPTOMS

When you use a command-line switch to control what happens when you start Microsoft Outlook, you may receive an error message such as:

Cannot find the file "Outlook /cleanreminders" (or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.

CAUSE

The command-line switch is included in the path and enclosed within quotation marks.

MORE INFORMATION

To use command-line switches, use any of the following methods.

Method 1

  1. In Windows 95 or Windows NT Workstation 4.0, use the right mouse button to click the Microsoft Outlook shortcut, click Properties, and then click the Shortcut tab.


In Windows NT Workstation 3.51, click the Microsoft Outlook icon, and then click Properties on the File menu.

  1. In the Target box (or Command Line box in Windows NT 3.51), type a space after the path to Outlook, and then type the command-line switch.


NOTE: If any path listed in the Target box (or Command Line box) contains spaces, such as C:\Program Files, you must enclose the path in quotation marks and use the correct case for each character in the path. The command-line switch must be typed outside the quotation mark.

  1. Click OK, and then double-click the shortcut to start Outlook.


NOTE: After you use the command-line switch to start Outlook, repeat these steps, but remove the switch and the space after the path.

Method 2

If you used the software patch to replace the Microsoft Exchange Client Inbox on the Windows 95 or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 desktop with an Outlook shortcut and no longer have the client icon, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start, and click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type:

    Outlook /cleanreminders

    There is a space character between Outlook and the forward slash (/).
  3. Click OK.

    NOTE: The advantage of this method is that you do not have to go back and remove the command-line switch from the path of the shortcut.

Method 3

If you have Windows NT Workstation 3.51 and do not want to modify the Outlook shortcut properties, follow these steps:

  1. In Program Manager, click Run on the File menu.
  2. Click Browse.
  3. Double-click the Outlook executable file.


NOTE: The default location of the Outlook executable file is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Outlook.exe

  1. Type a space after the path, then type the command-line switch.


NOTE: If the path contains spaces, you must enclose the path in quotation marks and use the correct case for each character in the path. The command-line switch must be typed outside the quotation mark.

  1. Click OK to start Outlook.


NOTE: The advantage of this method is that you do not have to go back and remove the command-line switch from the path of the shortcut.


REFERENCES

For more information about command-line switches, type "control what happens when you start Outlook" in the Office Assistant, click Search, and then click to view the topic.

Or, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

156982 OL97: Additional Command-Line Switches


For more information about replacing the Inbox icon, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

164521 OL97: Outlook Related ValuPack Components



Additional query words: /CleanFreeBusy /CleanViews /ResetFolders /ResetOutlookBar

Keywords: kberrmsg kbinfo KB169924