Restore Settings in Microsoft® Outlook® 2007
Learn about the problems that you may face while restoring the default settings of Microsoft Outlook 2007 and the ways to restore them. Also learn about the ways to restore the data and the deleted items in Microsoft Outlook 2007.
You can restore the default settings of Microsoft Outlook 2007, but you may face problems while doing so. If you try to restore the default settings, your Microsoft Outlook 2007 application may crash. So, you have to disable the add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2007. Sometimes, the application may show blank messages. In such a case, you need to disable the integration or e-mail feature of the installed antivirus software. Sometimes, you may not be able to restore the default settings of Microsoft Outlook 2007. In some cases, Microsoft Outlook 2007 may perform very slowly when you try to restore the default settings. To resolve such problems, you can use the repairing software available for Microsoft Outlook 2007. The use of this software will repair all the problems and your Microsoft Outlook 2007 will perform better.
The following points discuss about the ways to restore the default settings, the data and the deleted items in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- To restore the default settings
- To restore e-mail data
- To restore deleted items
To restore the default settings
For restoring the default settings, first exit Microsoft Outlook 2007. Then, open ‘Windows Explorer’. You can easily open it by pressing the ‘Windows’ and ‘E’ keys simultaneously. Then, double-click on ‘My Computer’ and then open the ‘Local Disk C’ drive. From that, double-click on ‘Program Files’. Then, open the ‘Microsoft Outlook 2007’ folder and locate the ‘OUTCMD.DAT’ file. Right-click on that file and then click on ‘Rename’. You may enter another name and click on the ‘OK’ button. This will restore the default settings in Microsoft Outlook 2007.
To restore e-mail data
You can simply restore the backed up data. For that, first copy the backup PST files into a folder that you had created initially while backing up the data. You have to backup the e-mail data before restoring it. For creating a backup, first go to the main menu of Microsoft Outlook 2007 and select ‘Data File Management and Account Setting’. Click on the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Account Settings’ from the drop menu. Then, click on the ‘Data Files’ tab and then on the ‘Open Folder’ icon. Then, 'Windows Explorer' will open automatically and take you to the location where the data file stored. Once there, select ‘outlook.pst' and ‘archive.pst’ files to back up. Then, you can copy the files to a backup storage device.
If you have accidentally deleted any file from Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can restore it. If a file got deleted, it will be placed in the 'Deleted Items' folder. So, if you lose any data from Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can check the 'Deleted Items' folder. You can copy and paste the files back to the correct location. You need to check the settings in Microsoft Outlook 2007 to make sure that the data is not deleted again. Also, check that you don't make duplicates while restoring these files.
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