Microsoft Outlook is one application which will never go out of fashion, and lose its importance. From managing your multiple e-mail accounts and storing contact information to managing appointment and calendar information, Outlook does everything for you. Customizing Outlook according to your preferences using Outlook settings also is quite easy.
There might times when you have to restore the default Outlook settings. This means that you go back to the original settings, which were present when you first installed it. Restoring default settings can be the solution for a number of Outlook issues. Changing your Outlook settings becomes inevitable whenever your present settings are corrupted. How can you do that? Well, read on and find out.
Outlook settings: Procedure to restore default settings in Outlook
Firstly, you do not have to open Outlook at all. Yes, that’s right. Exit Outlook and open your Windows Explorer. You can open the ‘Windows Explorer’ window by pressing ‘Windows’ and ‘E’ keys at the same time. Now double click on the ‘Program Files’ to change the Outlook settings. This is located mostly in C: drive but sometimes may be in your D: drive too.
Now you gotta open Outlook 2007 folder and look for the ‘OUTCMD.DAT’ file. Right-click on the file and rename it. Give a new name and hit ‘Ok.’ There you have it finally. The next time you open your Outlook program, don’t be surprised when you see your default Outlook settings back in place.
See, wasn’t setting back the default Outlook settings easy? The new, yet old, default Outlook settings not only give you lesser problems, but also resolve a number of Outlook issues. Use these simple steps whenever your present Outlook settings give you trouble. So, why worry when you can troubleshoot the problems yourself?