Outlook 2003 Today

Hey folks,
  I seem to be having an unusual problem with Outlook 2003 Today.

When I open Outlook I default to the home page and Outlook Today is fine.  I can see my Tasks, Calendar, Inbox folders etc just fine.

However...once I go to the inbox, a note, calendar or anything at all...when I click on the Outlook Today "Home" icon it goes there but the page is blank.

Any ideas?
Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAsked:
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Greetings, lrbrister !

You may want to do a repair of Outlook or reinstall it.  With Outlook open, click on Help > Detect and Repair. If no joy, try uninstall and reinstall Outlook.

Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Cheers ...  I think not.

  I'm a consultant with about 85 customers and therefore a pretty hefty outlook datafile.  I would assume I need to export all locally with no encryption and then re-import on re-install?

Irbrister, from your original writeup, you seem to be having issue with one computer.  If all 85 customers are having the same problem, that would be a hefty reinstall.  Doing a Detect and Repair is pretty straightforward.
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Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  It's only my Laptop.  I did the detect and repair...no go.
Looks like a reinstall is in order...

I'll do that and if it works I'll award points.  Thanks
I don't know if you've done the reinstall or not, but try this:

Right click on "Outlook Today - Personal Folders" and choose properties.  Then click the Home Page tab and click "Restore Defaults" and that will reset the homepage.

I don't use Outlook 2003, so some of the wording could be a little different, but it should be pretty much the same.

If that doesn't work, this next step should:

Make sure Outlook is closed....

Go to Start, Run, and type:      regedit       hit ok

Navigate to the following registry key:


Rename the "Today" key to something else, like "oldToday"

Close the registry and open Outlook.

It should rebuild that registry key and now it should be functioning correctly.

Let me know.


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Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAuthor Commented:
mark-wa and war1

Thanks guys...I tried all of that and still no go.  But while I was trying to do a" Search" for the Outlook Today htm file I noticed that my Search window was completly blank.

I also noticed that none of the modify links on the Outlook Today window were working.

So I ran a IE Fix as well as a sfc /scannow with my WinXP Service Pack 2 CD Inserted and Hot Dog!  Fixed it!

I appreciate your input so I'll split the points.

This might just be one of those toughies that we all got something from.

Thanks again.
Irbrister, glad the problem is solved.  What IE fix did you run?  I am a little surprise that IE had anything to do with an Outlook problem.
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