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Outlook 2010 deleted reminder accidentally

Posted on 2010-11-15
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I accidentally hit the delete button before reading a reminder in Outlook 2010. The problem is I use reminders to track very old events and usually have no less than 10 reminders popping up a day... often going unread for a week, etc. Now that I accidentally deleted one, I cannot find it again and have no idea what it was. It's not in deleted items, and I can see no way to find it other than going through probably 2000+ items in my calendar.

Anybody have a trick for this odd problem? Is there a way to arrange completed tasks(?) or something by completed date? Would deleting it be the same as completing it?

Similarly, is there a way to turn on a prompt for the delete button?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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A reminder is usually just an alert on a calendar event, email alert or task

If you delete the alert - you are resetting the Alarm on the Event back to "No Alarm", thus finding it will be a little bit tricky unless you know what the event was.
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Yeah, I'm not having much luck. I did find under the tasks full menu/area (not the tiny version on the right) that you can add columns like "completed date" and sort by that... also had to stretch out the columns before they'd show up. The only problem is, apparently if you just dismiss or delete when you are done (like I do) that every complete date shows up as "none"... so that doesn't help.

So I'm back to not finding anything. Shoot.

---WAIT! I added % done and then sorted by Reminder Time... this helps! 80% of my To-Do List in Tasks do not have a time, so I can ignore them I think. This is enough that I can find it!
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Sounds like you have a lot of items going on there.

The only other way would be to revert to a backup, assuming you have one.

Hope you find it.

Alan
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My own answer was more complete.
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