In Outlook, invitation emails go away; here's how to keep them
article #1292, updated 159 days ago
Enabling disabled Office add-ins automatically
article #1274, updated 214 days ago
When an Outlook plugin will not enable or reenable
article #1273, updated 220 days ago
Sometimes, newer versions of Outlook will hard-fail a plugin, so that none of the standard GUI changes will permit it to reenable. When this happens, you can override by deleting everything here:
This does enable every plugin, so there is a bit of danger.
Fix Outlook in situ!
article #1228, updated 419 days ago
At long last, as found by the astonishing Tharin Brown, we are given an Outlook repair tool that really works!!!:
Outlook cleaner upper from Microsoft
article #1124, updated 706 days ago
Clean Microsoft Outlook
article #1121, updated 711 days ago
Outlook has many command line options. Several of them do various forms of cleanup, and this can help Outlook performance a lot. To do them all (as of Outlook 2013 and 2016):
C:\CLEANOUTLOOK.CMDcontaining the below:
"outlook.exe" ^ /cleanconvongoingactions ^ /cleandmrecords ^ /cleanips ^ /cleanmailtipcache ^ /cleanreminders ^ /cleanroamedprefs ^ /cleansniff
- Find a working Outlook shortcut, do a Shift-Rightclick on it, and choose “Open file location”
- Copy that path (e.g.,
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16), paste it into a non-administrative CMD after CD, to get the CMD into that folder
Forward an Outlook contact group outside the company
article #1120, updated 713 days ago
If one has a Contact Group within Outlook which contains any in-company contacts, and you try to forward it outside the company, you will find that the receiver doesn’t get much. There is a way to do this:
- First open the contact group into its own window.
- Open Forward Group, and choose In Internet Format (vCard).
- Send the result to your recipient. This does not generate or send a standard vCard, but it does do something we need.
- Receive the email. It will have a .txt file attached which looks something like the below.
Contact Group Name: Test Contact group Members: Firstname1 Lastname1 firstname.lastname@example.org Firstname2 Lastname2 email@example.com Firstname3 Lastname3 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Copy to clipboard, the lines of the txt file which contain names and email addresses.
- Create a blank Contact Group of appropriate name.
- Click Add Members, From Outlook Contacts. A box named Select Members: Contacts will come up.
- Paste the copied lines, directly into the white box to the right of the word “Members” in the Select Members: Contacts box.
- Click OK, and the new Contact Group will be created appropriately.
Set PST/OST maximum size by Group Policy
article #1114, updated 724 days ago
Once you install the Office 2016 templates:
you can set the maximum sizes:
Outlook command-line switches
article #1106, updated 740 days ago
This is a very long list, the most complete list I’ve seen:
Lots of possibilities for cleanup and fixup.
Automatically backup PSTs
article #772, updated 765 days ago
From the amazing Matt Quick:
Automatic PST backups for Outlook versions 2002, 2003, 2007:
Can be made to work with Outlook 2010:
And something new for Outlook 2013: