Calendar reminders not appearing in Outlook

Overview:

If calendar reminders aren’t appearing in Outlook the following steps should make them appear again.

Outlook Options:

  1. Within Outlook go to “File”
  2. In the left-hand menu select “Options”
  3. Within the Options window that pops-up select “Advanced” on the left-hand side.
  4. Locate the section called “Reminders” and make sure that the box for “Show reminders” is ticked.
  5. Click “Ok”

If this doesn’t work, try the next step:

Outlook Shortcut:

  1. Close down Outlook
  2. Go to your desk-top
  3. Right-click and select New>Shortcut
  4. In the box that pops up type in “Outlook.exe /cleanreminders” and click Next (Important: There needs to be a space between “Outlook.exe” and the “/”)
  5. If the shortcut doesn’t accept “Outlook.exe” you will need to use the browse button to browse to the Outlook.exe file. This will be located in either C:\Program files (x86)\Microsoft office, C:\program files\Microsoft office or C:\Program files(X86)\Microsoft office\Office15
  6. Locate the Outlook.exe file within the folder. It will show up as “Outlook” and be of the type “Application”
  7. After you have selected the Outlook.exe file you can enter the “/cleanreminders” after it (make sure to have the space as mentioned above).
  8. After clicking “Next” give the shortcut a name (for example it can be called: Calendar reminders fix)
  9. Click “Finish”
  10. Double-click on the newly created shortcut.
  11. Once Outlook has launched leave it open for a few minutes then close it down.
  12. Launch Outlook using your normal launch-icon.
  13. The calendar reminders should now start appearing again.
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