Steps To Reset Outlook 2007 To Its Default

Microsoft Outlook is an application that often comes as a part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications. But this program can also be bought as a standalone application. Outlook comprises of many advanced features that enable users to easily send emails and store their personal and contact information in folders. These features such as calendar, journals, note-taking etc. help Outlook users to schedule their important tasks, events and appointments. Another advantage of using Outlook is that it stores the personal information of the users in specific files, so that they can access it easily whenever they wish to. At any point of use, you can seek help with Outlook tech support and fix any issues.

If you are using Outlook 2007application in your system, there are chances that you would have changed the program's default settings, menus, toolbars, etc. This especially if you’ve installed third-party add-ins, so you would require rolling the setup back over to the default settings. According to the technical support, you can easily restore Outlook 2007 to its default settings by using the OUTCMD.DAT file. This file would help you to restore all the views, toolbars, menus or settings which were changed earlier, to their default setting.

Before contacting the Outlook tech support to get help with Outlook settings, you can try the following instructions to reset Microsoft Outlook 2007 to its default:
  • In the first step, you need to all the opened Outlook 2007 windows.
  • Next, you need to locate the OUTCMD.DAT file. For this, you need to click on the Windows Start menu, Computer and then double-click on the C drive. Now, you need to open the Users folder, and then choose your Windows login account folder. Now, try double-clicking on the AppData option, followed by Roaming.
  • Now, you need to choose the Microsoft folder and then click into the Outlook folder. You would be able to find the OUTCMD.DAT in the Outlook folder.
  • You can enter a different file name for OUTCMD.DAT such as OLD.DAT, before changing the setting. Once you have renamed the folder you need to restart Microsoft Outlook 2007 application in your system.
  • Hence, when Outlook would notice the absence of OUTCMD.DAT file, it would create a new one and restore the Outlook program to its default settings.
By following these steps you would be able to reset Outlook 2007 to its default settings. To know more, please contact our technical support.
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