Hey Jonathan, I like your thinking No unnecessary progs if you can do it with what you have.
I don't use Outlook, so I am not familiar with the file structure to get to your "Notes" folder or file. I would think it is within the Outlook folder in programs: C:>Programs>Outlook>Notes??
If you can locate the file you want there, R-click and select "Send to>Desktop as shortcut.
Hope that helps
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