Contacts showing up as reminders (all the time)


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I get 239 Reminders (one for everyone in my contact list) every time I open
Outlook 2003 11.5608.5606, What can I do do keep these reminders from
popping up everytime. I recently migrated my .PST from XP to Vista.
 
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Guest

I just dragged my .PST from the folder where it was on the old PC to the
location Outlook was expecting it to be on the new PC. When I click on the
link you provided it said it wasn't found. Since I've just moved to XP I
don't know how to do what you suggested. Thanks for any follow-up help you
can give.


Russ Valentine said:
Try starting Outlook once with the /cleanreminders command line switch. This
switch (and a few other really helpful ones) are discussed here:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q156/9/82.asp
However did you migrate your Outlook data to create this mess?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Tim G said:
I get 239 Reminders (one for everyone in my contact list) every time I open
Outlook 2003 11.5608.5606, What can I do do keep these reminders from
popping up everytime. I recently migrated my .PST from XP to Vista.
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Bad idea. Never just drag a PST file to the default location. Outlook
doesn't "expect" anything and has no idea which file to open until you tell
it. You probably overwrote another PST file and corrupted your profile.
Start with the instructions I gave you. The site comes up fine. Here's
another version of the same information:
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/commandlines.htm

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Tim G said:
I just dragged my .PST from the folder where it was on the old PC to the
location Outlook was expecting it to be on the new PC. When I click on
the
link you provided it said it wasn't found. Since I've just moved to XP I
don't know how to do what you suggested. Thanks for any follow-up help
you
can give.


Russ Valentine said:
Try starting Outlook once with the /cleanreminders command line switch.
This
switch (and a few other really helpful ones) are discussed here:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q156/9/82.asp
However did you migrate your Outlook data to create this mess?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Tim G said:
I get 239 Reminders (one for everyone in my contact list) every time I
open
Outlook 2003 11.5608.5606, What can I do do keep these reminders from
popping up everytime. I recently migrated my .PST from XP to Vista.
 
G

Guest

I ran what you said now Outlook says it can't start the Reminder service.

Russ Valentine said:
Bad idea. Never just drag a PST file to the default location. Outlook
doesn't "expect" anything and has no idea which file to open until you tell
it. You probably overwrote another PST file and corrupted your profile.
Start with the instructions I gave you. The site comes up fine. Here's
another version of the same information:
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/commandlines.htm

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Tim G said:
I just dragged my .PST from the folder where it was on the old PC to the
location Outlook was expecting it to be on the new PC. When I click on
the
link you provided it said it wasn't found. Since I've just moved to XP I
don't know how to do what you suggested. Thanks for any follow-up help
you
can give.


Russ Valentine said:
Try starting Outlook once with the /cleanreminders command line switch.
This
switch (and a few other really helpful ones) are discussed here:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q156/9/82.asp
However did you migrate your Outlook data to create this mess?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I get 239 Reminders (one for everyone in my contact list) every time I
open
Outlook 2003 11.5608.5606, What can I do do keep these reminders from
popping up everytime. I recently migrated my .PST from XP to Vista.
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

You really corrupted your profile and probabably your PST file as well. Do
you still have a copy of the original?
If not, repair your PST file. Then create a new profile from scratch and
connect to this PST file correctly: Open it in Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Tim G said:
I ran what you said now Outlook says it can't start the Reminder service.

Russ Valentine said:
Bad idea. Never just drag a PST file to the default location. Outlook
doesn't "expect" anything and has no idea which file to open until you
tell
it. You probably overwrote another PST file and corrupted your profile.
Start with the instructions I gave you. The site comes up fine. Here's
another version of the same information:
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/commandlines.htm

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Tim G said:
I just dragged my .PST from the folder where it was on the old PC to the
location Outlook was expecting it to be on the new PC. When I click on
the
link you provided it said it wasn't found. Since I've just moved to XP
I
don't know how to do what you suggested. Thanks for any follow-up help
you
can give.


:

Try starting Outlook once with the /cleanreminders command line
switch.
This
switch (and a few other really helpful ones) are discussed here:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q156/9/82.asp
However did you migrate your Outlook data to create this mess?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I get 239 Reminders (one for everyone in my contact list) every time
I
open
Outlook 2003 11.5608.5606, What can I do do keep these reminders
from
popping up everytime. I recently migrated my .PST from XP to Vista.
 
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Brian Tillman

Tim G said:
I get 239 Reminders (one for everyone in my contact list) every time
I open Outlook 2003 11.5608.5606, What can I do do keep these
reminders from popping up everytime. I recently migrated my .PST
from XP to Vista.

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My solution for this works for me every time.

1. export the contacts to .csv files with corresponding names to a folder called contacts on the desktop.
1a. sometimes it is necessary to also export other sub folders under contacts
1b. be sure you have all your contacts exported to csv files before you move on.
2. I then open the csv files in Excel to validate the data is there
3. Once all the contacts from all the contacts folders have been exported - delete the Contacts sub folders and delete the contacts items in the main contacts folders. I usually leave the default folder - just remove the contents
4. Once all the contacts are removed - Close Outlook and re-open - check if any "contact - reminders" show up. If they do - double check that all you have exported and deleted ALL the contacts folders - it is possible to create folders for contacts in the root of the mailbox.
5. If no "contact reminders" appear then select the contacts folder and import the main contacts. Test again
6. Create additional contacts folders - if necessary - and import the corresponding csv files.
 

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