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Brad's TechTips - Exchange Server & Outlook

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Outlook 2003: Restore the "Special" Outlook Icon to the Desktop
 
Versions of Outlook prior to 2003 would put a special icon the Windows desktop. You could right-click the icon and select Properties for quick access to the Mail control panel applet.
 
You can create this icon for Outlook 2003 by putting the following lines into a text file, saving the file with a REG extension and then double-clicking it to store the information in the Registry.
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
 
Note: The code above should consist of only two lines.  The second line is broken due to browser screen-wrap.  Remove the line break when you create the Registry file.