How to open outlook item

How to open outlook item?
I wanna open outlook item like “Test File.msg”.
(I’m sorry that I could not uploaded the file)

I tried to use open application activity and start process activity in order to open outlook item.
But I could not.

I want to open outlook item because I wanna automate send e-mail to use fixed text.


Hey @takefumi.s

Start Process will work for you.


Start Process Properties:

FIleName - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OUTLOOK.EXE" //For Outlook 2010

Change it based on your outlook version if require.

Argument -"/f D:\New\Updates.msg"


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Thank you for your advice.
I tried to use your workflow.
But I could not get the link of Outlook 2016 like your FileName because I have to do under the VDI environment.

There is outlook2016 installed?

i guess your path will be
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE"

you can first check it manually as well and above mentioned approach will work.


Is that pass in link destination column of the Outlook propety shortcut tab?
That is becoming “Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016”

I created a shortcut for Outlook item and opened it in Start Process after getting the link destination

You dont need to create a shortcut pal just what i have shared the snapshot use same way.

just use path i have mentioned for outlook 2016.

I have already done it.
But I got the error popup that I cannot find designated file.

Can you share what you are passing in both properties and a screenshot of your error as well.


I could open outlook item by usinig this property.
However, this error screen came up at the same time.

yes because you are passing and shortcut path of an outlook app.

pass this

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I used the pass like your pass.
The pass is “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE” and I used "…"button.
Thank you for your advice.