duplicate reminders


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DH

I am running XP Pro on both my work and home PC's. I have been using active
sync to sync my smart phone with Outlook (Office 2007 not sure which version)
at work for quite some time.
I recently purchased Office Pro 2007 for home and began syncing with this
'home' PC too. I have been noticing that when my reminders show up (for
appointments) they are often duplicated.
Also, annoying is the fact that when the reminders pop up I 'dismiss' them,
and within minutes they pop up again. Is there a setting I need to change?
What's causing this? For example- there is one that poped up a few minutes
ago for an appointment in 5 day, my reminder is set for 5 minutes before
start. It has now poped up 3 times while writting this.
Please help!
 
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DH

Yes, I tried that and thought it worked until this morning when I got another
duplicate reminder.


Diane Poremsky said:
Did you try restarting Outlook with the /cleanreminders switch?
See http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/switches.htm if you need help using
switches.

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DH said:
I am running XP Pro on both my work and home PC's. I have been using
active
sync to sync my smart phone with Outlook (Office 2007 not sure which
version)
at work for quite some time.
I recently purchased Office Pro 2007 for home and began syncing with this
'home' PC too. I have been noticing that when my reminders show up (for
appointments) they are often duplicated.
Also, annoying is the fact that when the reminders pop up I 'dismiss'
them,
and within minutes they pop up again. Is there a setting I need to change?
What's causing this? For example- there is one that poped up a few minutes
ago for an appointment in 5 day, my reminder is set for 5 minutes before
start. It has now poped up 3 times while writting this.
Please help!
 
D

DH

The link says to use the path> Outlook /cleanreminders another similar post I
saw says to use Outllo.exe /cleanreminders. I've used both now, and still get
duplicate reminders simultaneously and there is only one entry in the
calendar. Still stumped!

DH said:
Yes, I tried that and thought it worked until this morning when I got another
duplicate reminder.


Diane Poremsky said:
Did you try restarting Outlook with the /cleanreminders switch?
See http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/switches.htm if you need help using
switches.

--

Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

DH said:
I am running XP Pro on both my work and home PC's. I have been using
active
sync to sync my smart phone with Outlook (Office 2007 not sure which
version)
at work for quite some time.
I recently purchased Office Pro 2007 for home and began syncing with this
'home' PC too. I have been noticing that when my reminders show up (for
appointments) they are often duplicated.
Also, annoying is the fact that when the reminders pop up I 'dismiss'
them,
and within minutes they pop up again. Is there a setting I need to change?
What's causing this? For example- there is one that poped up a few minutes
ago for an appointment in 5 day, my reminder is set for 5 minutes before
start. It has now poped up 3 times while writting this.
Please help!
 
B

Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

The link says to use the path> Outlook /cleanreminders another similar post
I
saw says to use Outllo.exe /cleanreminders. I've used both now, and still
get
duplicate reminders simultaneously and there is only one entry in the
calendar. Still stumped!

Try displaying your calendar in a table view and then adding the Reminders
column to the table. Group by that column so all entries with reminders are
collected together (so you can see them easier) and see if you can locate the
errant entry.
 
D

DH

Brian- Sorry, Ican't figure out how to do what you are suggesting. Another
annoying problem is that I get reminders every 5 minutes. I've tried to
change it to 15 minutes and it goes back to 5 minute reminders.
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

Brian- Sorry, Ican't figure out how to do what you are suggesting.

A table view is one like "By Category". Use the Field Chooser to add the
Reminder field to the column header line. See "Add or remove fields" in Help.
Another
annoying problem is that I get reminders every 5 minutes. I've tried to
change it to 15 minutes and it goes back to 5 minute reminders.

This seems to indicate that Outlook isn't exiting properly when you close it.
Start Outlook once in safe mode (hold Ctrl when you start Outlook), change the
value, then close Outlook, using Task Manager to make sure it's gone by seeing
that there are no OUTLOOK.EXE processes on the Processes table. Wait a
moment, then restart Outlook. Does the value reflect the change or does it
revert?
 
D

DH

Okay, I finally got that done and did not find any duplicates or other
errors. I am trying the cleansniff command as I saw in another post. We'll
see what happens now!
 
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Elbert Haynes

I had the same problem and found out that I once made a copy of my calendar by mistake. When i deleted it it simply went to my deleted items folder where it continued to send out reminders. Could be something to check.
I am running XP Pro on both my work and home PC's. I have been using active
sync to sync my smart phone with Outlook (Office 2007 not sure which version)
at work for quite some time.
I recently purchased Office Pro 2007 for home and began syncing with this
'home' PC too. I have been noticing that when my reminders show up (for
appointments) they are often duplicated.
Also, annoying is the fact that when the reminders pop up I 'dismiss' them,
and within minutes they pop up again. Is there a setting I need to change?
What's causing this? For example- there is one that poped up a few minutes
ago for an appointment in 5 day, my reminder is set for 5 minutes before
start. It has now poped up 3 times while writting this.
Please help!
On Monday, October 05, 2009 8:58 AM Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:
Did you try restarting Outlook with the /cleanreminders switch?
See http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/switches.htm if you need help using
switches.

--

Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34
On Thursday, October 08, 2009 8:59 AM Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook] wrote:
Try displaying your calendar in a table view and then adding the Reminders
column to the table. Group by that column so all entries with reminders are
collected together (so you can see them easier) and see if you can locate the
errant entry.
On Thursday, October 15, 2009 11:40 AM DH wrote:
Brian- Sorry, Icannot figure out how to do what you are suggesting. Another
annoying problem is that I get reminders every 5 minutes. I have tried to
change it to 15 minutes and it goes back to 5 minute reminders.

"Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
On Thursday, October 15, 2009 2:14 PM Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook] wrote:
A table view is one like "By Category". Use the Field Chooser to add the
Reminder field to the column header line. See "Add or remove fields" in Help.


This seems to indicate that Outlook is not exiting properly when you close it.
Start Outlook once in safe mode (hold Ctrl when you start Outlook), change the
value, then close Outlook, using Task Manager to make sure it is gone by seeing
that there are no OUTLOOK.EXE processes on the Processes table. Wait a
moment, then restart Outlook. Does the value reflect the change or does it
revert?
On Monday, November 02, 2009 6:43 AM DH wrote:
Okay, I finally got that done and did not find any duplicates or other
errors. I am trying the cleansniff command as I saw in another post. We'll
see what happens now!

"Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
 
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