How to reset default setting in Outlook® 2007
What are the features of Microsoft Outlook 2007? Describe the techniques to reset default settings for Microsoft Outlook 2007?
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is an e-mail client that offers better management of e-mails to its users. Microsoft Outlook 2007 is equipped with features like Address Book, Messaging Rules, Special Folders, etc. It can be used for handling e-mail accounts of different protocols including POP3, IMAP, and HTTP. It can also support multiple e-mail accounts at a time, allowing the users to easily access their accounts under a single interface. Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a corporate software, and therefore comes as a part of Microsoft Office. Other features of Microsoft Outlook 2007 include Calendar, Tasks, Journal, Automatic Backup, etc. It can be used for adding events and scheduling appointments with the in-built calendar. It also has security features for protecting against attacks of viruses and spam e-mails.
Read more to know about the methods by which the default settings of Microsoft Outlook 2007 can be restored:
- Need of Restoring
- Command Line Switches
- Clearing Profiles
Need of Restoring
From time to time, the users need to restore the Microsoft Outlook 2007 to its default settings. The reason behind this can be several. One major reason is the unexpected behavior of Microsoft Outlook 2007. There can occur some rare cases when Microsoft Outlook 2007 may not function as expected. In such cases, restoring the default settings of Microsoft Outlook 2007 can solve it.
Command Line Switches
Microsoft Outlook 2007 can be resorted to its default settings using the 'firstrun' switch. To do this, click ‘Start’ menu and click ‘Run’. Type “cmd and hit 'Enter' to open the ‘Command Prompt’. Type “cd “drive:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice11Outlook.exe /firstrun and hit ‘Enter’. This will make the Microsoft Outlook 2007 to run as it is running for the first time, thus resetting all the settings to factory settings.
Another way to restore default settings is by clearing the existing profiles. To remove a profile, go to ‘Control Panel’ from the ‘Start’ menu. Double click on ‘Mail’ and a new window arises, entitled by Mail Setup. Now select ‘Show Profiles’. Select each profile and click ‘Remove’. Once all the profiles are deleted, click ‘OK’. Create a new profile for using the Microsoft Outlook 2007 again with default settings.
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