Techniques to reset the default settings of Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Learn about the different aspects of Microsoft Outlook 2003. What are the techniques to reset the the default settings of Microsoft Outlook 2003?
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an email program with many advanced features that allow the users to manage emails efficiently. It is equipped with an Address Book, messaging rules, special folders, and supports POP3, IMAP, and HTTP email accounts. It can support multiple email accounts at a time allowing the users to easily access their accounts under a single interface. The application is designed for corporate users and comes as a part of Microsoft Office. It is equipped with several other features like Calendar, Tasks, Journal, Automatic Backup, etc. It can be used for adding events and scheduling appointments with the in-built calendar.
Read more to know about the methods by which the default settings of Microsoft Outlook 2003 can be restored:
- Need of restoring
- Command Line Switches
- Clearing Profiles
Need of restoring
From time to time, users need to restore Microsoft Outlook 2003 to its default settings. There may be occasions when the Microsoft Outlook 2003 does not function as expected. In such cases restoring the default settings of Microsoft Outlook 2003 can solve it.
Command Line Switches
Microsoft Outlook 2003 can be resorted to its default settings using the command line switches. To use switches, open the ‘Start’ menu and click ‘Run’. Type “cmd” and hit enter to open the ‘Command Prompt’. Type “cd “drive:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice11Outlook.exe” /CleanFinders” and hit ‘Enter’. This will clear the custom Search Folders created by the user. Then type “cd “drive:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice11Outlook.exe” /CleanProfile” and hit “Enter”. This removes the profile keys and recreates the default registry keys. And finally type “cd “drive:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice11Outlook.exe” /FirstRun” and hit enter.
Clearing or removing the entire user created profiles is an easy way to restore the Microsoft Outlook 2003 default settings. To remove a profile, access ‘Control Panel’ from the ‘Start’ menu. Locate ‘Mail’ and double click on it. A new window arises titled 'Mail Setup'. Click ‘Show Profiles’. Select each profile and click ‘Remove’. Do this for all of the profiles in the list. Finally click ‘OK’.
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