How to use Outlook /switches to clean and repair corrupt data

Outlook offers several command line switches that can help immensely when:

  • Outlook email data is not displaying properly
  • A Mailbox migration fails
  • email data not displaying properly or missing after a completed mailbox migration

How to clean the reminders, finders, views, free/busy and reset the TodoBar using Outlook:

Note: Example uses Outlook 2003, replace the “11” in “Office11” with your version number
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Outlook.exe” /Cleanreminders
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Outlook.exe” /Cleanfinders
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Outlook.exe” /Cleanviews
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Outlook.exe” /Cleanfreebusy
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Outlook.exe” /resettodobar

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