The Outlook Reset Preferences tool resets all Outlook preferences to their default settings.
When to use the tool
Use this tool to reset any customizations that you've made to Outlook by using the Preferences
option on the Outlook
menu. This tool also stores the settings for the Outlook window size and position. This tool shouldn't be needed most of the time. But it can be useful.Note
The Outlook Preferences file doesn't contain all the preferences for the application. Also, resetting Outlook preferences doesn't remove email messages or account settings.
How to use the tool
- Download and open the Outlook Reset Preferences tool.
- Click the Reset Now! button. This closes Outlook if it's open, and then resets the preferences to their default settings.
- Exit the Outlook Reset Preferences tool.