Thursday, 19 January 2012
Microsoft Outlook can sometimes be a strange beast. It often presents itself with strange errors and quirks that can be a real pain. Luckily for us Microsoft has built-in ways to deal with most of these issues.
- Close Microsoft Outlook.
- Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog box.
- Type outlook.exe followed by a space and then the switch that you wish to run. (See example below)
Switches you can use to clean up your Outlook are:
/cleanfinders – to remove Search Folders from the Microsoft Exchange mailbox.
/cleanfreebusy – to clear and recreate free/busy information. (Note: To use this switch, you must be able to connect to the Exchange server)
/cleanprofile – to remove invalid profile keys and regenerate default registry keys.
/cleanreminders – to clear and recreate reminders. /cleanrules – to delete rules on the client and server.
/cleanserverrules – to delete rules on the server only.
/cleansharing – to remove all subscriptions from Account Settings. (This will not remove any downloaded content)
/cleanviews – to restore default views, custom views are removed.
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