Outlook – You can now reopen previously active windows after Outlook restart

We all know the pain of having multiple Outlook windows opened (email, draft, reminders…) and loosing them when Outlook restart for various reasons (application crash, user action…)

Well, good news if you are using Outlook Build 13006.20002 or later, you can now get these windows automatically reopened after the restart.

You can configure the option using the Options\General menu using the When Outlook opens under the Start up options section (default is set to ask me if I want to restore)


Then, depending of your configuration the previously opened items will be reopened automatically or after asking you


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies