To do list vs tasks

This has always been a bear to deal with for me so if I must deal with outlook yet again, I have to get my head around what is happening.

1.  How can I see to-do flagged items and tasks in a single list?
2.  How can I keep either one from disappearing from me when the flag is cleared or the item is otherwise marked as done?
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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
Well, you are correct in that to-do items and tasks are in the same list.   How you choose to look at them is determined by the View Settings you choose.  
Outlook has a variety of standard views you can select from that show all the details, just the uncompleted tasks, etc.  How you do this varies by the Outlook version.
Just to annoy you, Microsoft shows some tasks/to-dos as an pane in the Mail folder.  But, to provide a consistent look at everything you should look for the detailed view in the Tasks folders in Outlook.

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