Set default Open folder when Outlook starts up

By default, Outlook opens Inbox folder at startup.

However, there are users who want to open some folder other than Inbox at startup. For example, if you are the more organized type and sort emails based on source, urgency etc, you would probably want to go to the high-priority folder first, instead of inbox.

Change Outlook default open folder

Below are steps to change the default folder that Outlook displays at startup:

  1. Go to Tools > Options
  2. Switch to Other tab, then click Advanced Options.
  3. Below General settings, hit Browse, then select the default folder you wish to set and hit OK.
  4. Click OK in Advance Options and Options window.
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