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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

How to: Troubleshoot reminders in Outlook

I recently starting receiving an error when I opened Outlook that said, “Cannot start the reminder service. Unable to show reminders.” As busy as I am, the reminders are extremely important. I thought I’d share the solution with you in case you’ve run into the same thing.

You can start Outlook with a variety of switches, one of which is “/Cleanreminders”. Click on Start, then click on Run. In the Run dialog, enter the full path to Outlook.exe and append the switch /Cleanreminders. It will probably look something like this:
“c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE.” /Cleanreminders

Note the use of quotation marks around the path. If you’d like more information about this procedure and the use of Outlook switches in general, use this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;296192

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