Outlook reminders not working (fix)

Outlook LogoHaving migrated our Exchange server at work to a new machine, several of my employees noticed that the reminder window was no longer popping up to remind them of upcoming appointements, events, meetings, etc.

Luckily there was a nice easy fix:

  1. Quit Outlook
  2. Click Start->Run
  3. Type “outlook /cleanreminders” without the quotes and hit OK.
  4. Outlook will then launch after cleaning any corrupt appointments.
  5. Quit Outlook again.
  6. Click Start->Run
  7. Type “outlook /cleanfreebusy” without the quotes and hit OK.
  8. Outlook will then launch after cleaning any corrupt free/busy slots.
  9. That’s it.

4 of my employees had this problem with Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2003. The above fix worked first time for all of them.

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6 Replies to “Outlook reminders not working (fix)”

  1. I have been struggling with a broken PST file and i’m thinking of trying “Outlook PST Repair”. I provided the link above. Has anyone tried this software before and If so can it restore Calendars and Contacts as well as emails? Thanks in advance!

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