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Fix Outlook Reminders

This is how to fix Outlook reminders that begin appearing at incorrect times or stop appearing at all.

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Outlook 2003 & 2007

  1. Start Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Select “Options.” Select “Other,” click the “Advanced Options” button and choose “Reminder Options.”
  3. Make sure that the “Display the Reminder” check box is selected. If the check box was not selected, enabling it will fix the problem.

Outlook 2010

  1. Go to the “File” tab and click “Options.” Select the “Advanced” tab in the left pane and find the “Reminders” section.
  2. Make sure the “Show Reminders” check box is selected. Click “OK.” If the check box was not selected, enabling it will fix the problem.

(If it was already selected, continue on to fix corrupt reminder files).

  1. Exit Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click “Start” and type “outlook /cleanreminders” into the “Search” box at the bottom of the “Start Menu.” Select “Outlook/Clean Reminders” from the result list. Microsoft Outlook opens.
  3. Check to see if your Outlook reminders are now working. If so, the “Outlook /Clean Reminders” switch has fixed the problem. If not, continue on to the final step.
  4. Click the “Start” button and select “Run”
  5. Type “outlook /resetfolders” into the “Open” box and click “OK.”

Windows Vista or 7

Outlook 2003 & 2007

  1. Start Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Select “Options.” Select “Other,” click the “Advanced Options” button and choose “Reminder Options.”
  3. Make sure that the “Display the Reminder” check box is selected. If the check box was not selected, enabling it will fix the problem.

Outlook 2010

  1. Go to the “File” tab and click “Options.” Select the “Advanced” tab in the left pane and find the “Reminders” section.
  2. Make sure the “Show Reminders” check box is selected. Click “OK.” If the check box was not selected, enabling it will fix the problem.

(If it was already selected, continue on to fix corrupt reminder files).

  1. Exit Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click “Start” and type “outlook /cleanreminders” into the “Search” box at the bottom of the “Start Menu.” Select “Outlook/Clean Reminders” from the result list. Microsoft Outlook opens.
  3. Check to see if your Outlook reminders are now working. If so, the “Outlook /Clean Reminders” switch has fixed the problem. If not, continue on to the final step.
  4. Click the “Start” button and select “Run”
  5. Click “Start” and type “outlook /resetfolders” into the “Search” box at the bottom of the “Start Menu.” Select “Outlook/Reset Folders” from the result list. Microsoft Outlook opens with the missing or corrupt reminder folders restored.

 

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