Most agree that Outlook 2003 is one heck of a program. It successfully combines emailing with a proper scheduler to organize your work life, making it a must have for all users. Once you use Outlook 2003, there’s no going back and you can’t wait for the next version to come out.
Outlook settings are the core of Outlook and anything wrong with it can literally wreak havoc on your Outlook experience, and your life for that matter. So, it’s a must for all users to know how to restore their Outlook settings to the default values.
Restore your Outlook settings using these instructions
This tutorial is easy. Just follow it once and you should be able to repeat it without the help of this or any other articles. Plus, resetting your Outlook settings by following these instructions will get you out of a rut quickly.
- Begin by closing your Outlook 2003 (this is for precautionary reasons – so that no Outlook processes will interfere with this process) and then open your ‘Search’ feature through your Start menu.
- In the ‘Search’ window, type in ‘OUTCMD.DAT’ and then press Enter. You’ll see the file load in the search window.
- Now, select this file and right click it. From the drop down menu, click Delete. You can also rename this file in case you’d like to keep a copy. Deleting or renaming this file will force Outlook to reset its Outlook settings to its default value.
- The final step of this tutorial is to launch Outlook and you’ll see all your Outlook configurations being reverted to its default settings. And that’s it.
Told you it was an easy tutorial. So, whenever you feel your Outlook settings are causing you trouble, then all you have to do is locate the ‘OUTCMD.DAT’ file and then delete it to reset your Outlook settings. Don’t hesitate to follow these instructions whenever you feel the need to reset your Outlook settings and give Outlook a fresh start.