Outlook error Cannot read reminders

  Stressed Mum 12:43 01 Dec 2006

using Outlook 2003. Really been fine up unitl last few weeks. Each time I open Outlook now I get an error message saying that there was a problem reading some of the reminders and they may not appear as they cannot locate the recurrence information. I have checked as thoroughly as possible all diary notes with reminders and they all seem fine. Any ideas how I can clear this error - very annoying receiving it all the time and worrying too that I may have missed an appointment reminder!! (Bring back the Filofax!!) Any help appreciated. SM:(

  VoG II 12:50 01 Dec 2006

Try Detect and Repair on the Help menu.

  Stressed Mum 13:00 01 Dec 2006

Hi VoG. Thanks - tried that one already - but just running it again now to see.

  Stressed Mum 13:04 01 Dec 2006

Nope! Unfortunately still getting error. Also recive a balloon message saying Outlook operation failed!

  VoG II 12:09 02 Dec 2006

I'm not sure but click here might sort it.

I would make a backup click here before running that tool.

  Stressed Mum 20:32 13 Dec 2006

Finally managed to sort it! Would appear after hours and hours of searching for help that I had a corrupted reminder hidden away somewhere - which was found simply by listing all reminders and opening them one by one until you come across one that won't open - and there it is - delete it and reset it. Ok for those who only have a small number of reminders - but would be difficult for someone who had loads! If anyone else needs help with this see this link :-

click here

Although this is for outlook 98 – apply same rules – you may not find the addresses are exactly the same – but simply pull up all your reminders in one window – double click to open. If it doesn’t open – then there’s your problem!! Delete it and reset it.

  VoG II 20:35 13 Dec 2006

I'm glad that you got it sorted and thanks for posting the solution.

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