Cannot stop reminders

Posted on 2006-03-26
Last Modified: 2011-09-20

Did a backup of a outlook 2000 pst via MS backup

Upgraded to MS2003,

Now when I paste(restore) it into the folder, all I get is a TON of reminders.....

I clicked dismiss all, but they still come back everytime I start outlook

I did a scanpst, see if that helped...nope

did the run /cleanreminders switch (may be off on the syntax, im tired)

nothing helps

Question by:ctmtnbkr
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    Expert Comment

    Greetings, ctmtnbkr !

    1. When you restore the PST file, it is best to import the PST file, not copy to Application Data folder.

    2. Clear your reminder cache.  Go to Start > Run and type

    "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Outlook.exe" /cleanreminders

    and hit <Enter>.  Your path to Outlook.exe may be a little different.

    3.  Make sure Outlook 2003 has the latest update, service pack 2.

    Best wishes!

    Author Comment

    Hey War

    Tried that.....

    still doesnt work.....any other things I can try?
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    Expert Comment

    ctmtnbkr, did you make sure Outlook 2003 has service pack 2?

    Author Comment

    yes....through microsoft update

    just tried it again

    no dice
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    Accepted Solution


    1. Reset the Outlook toolbar template. With Outlook close, do a search for and rename outcmd.dat file. Restart Outlook and a fresh outcmd.dat file will be recreated.

    2. Register an important Outlook file. Go to Start > Run and type regsvr32 OLE32.DLL

    3. Disable Outlook Addins.  With Outlook close, do a search for and rename extend.dat file.

    4. Start Outlook in Safe Mode.  Go to Start > Run and type

    "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Outlook.exe" /safe

    Your path to Outlook.exe may be a little different.

    5. Create a new Outlook profile.

    6. Repair Outlook. With Outlook open, go to Help > Detect and Repair.

    7. If no joy, reinstall Outlook.  Go to Add/Remove Programs and highlight Microsoft Office. Click on Install/Uninstall.  A menu will pop allowing you to choose repair or reinstall.

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