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How to clear all or repair reminders in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-10-13

You may have added reminders for many appointments, tasks, or email messages in Microsoft Outlook before. In some conditions, reminders are required to removed and cleared. In this article, we will show you easy ways to remove reminders for specified appointments, task, and email messages, and mass remove and repair all reminders in Outlook as well.

Remove a reminder for a specified appointment/meeting

Remove a reminder for a specified task

Remove a reminder for a specified email message

Clear all reminders in Microsoft Outlook

Repair corrupt reminders in Microsoft Outlook

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arrow blue right bubbleRemove a reminder for a specified appointment/meeting

If you need to clear the reminder for a specified appointment or meeting in Microsoft Outlook, please do as following:

Step 1: Shift to the Calendar view, and double click to open an appointment whose reminder you will remove.

Step 2: In the Appointment window, click the  button in the Reminder box on the Appointment (or Meeting) tab, and select the None from the drop down menu. See screen shot below:

Step 3: Click the Save & Close button to exit the Appointment or Meeting window.


arrow blue right bubbleRemove a reminder for a specified task

The following steps will guide you to remove a reminder for a specified task in Microsoft Outlook easily.

Step 1: Shift to the Tasks view, and double click to open the specified task whose reminder you will remove.

Step 2: In the Task window, uncheck the Reminder below the Due date box. See screen shot below:

Step 3: Click the Save & Close button on the Task tab.


arrow blue right bubbleRemove a reminder for a specified email message

To remove a reminder for a specified email message in Microsoft Outlook, please do as following:

Step 1: Shift to the Mail view, right click the flag icon  behind the specified email message whose reminder you will remove, and select the Add Reminder from the right-clicking menu. See screen shot:

Step 2: In the popping up Custom dialog box, uncheck the Reminder, and click the OK button.


arrow blue right bubbleClear all reminders in Microsoft Outlook

If you are going to clear all reminders existing in your Microsoft Outlook, please do as following:

Step 1: Open the Reminder windows:

  1. In Outlook 2007, please click the View > Reminders Window;
  2. In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click the Reminders Window button on the View tab.

Normally the Reminders dialog box comes out automatically when Microsoft Outlook starts. If the Reminders dialog box pops up, skip to the next step.
Step 2: In the popping up Reminder dialog box, click the Dismiss All button.

Note: In the Reminder dialog box, it’s OK to remove a specified reminder with highlighting it and clicking the Dismiss button.

Step 3: In the popping up warning dialog box, please click the Yes button.

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Note: Take it easy if you don’t view this warning dialog box. That’s because you have checked the Do not show this message again in the warning dialog box before.


arrow blue right bubbleRepair corrupt reminders in Microsoft Outlooks

Sometimes, even you have removed or cleared a specified reminder, it comes out again. This method will show you how to repair corrupted reminders quickly in Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Close and exit your Microsoft Outlook.

Step 2: Press the Windows key and R key simultaneously on the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

Step 3: In the Run dialog box, type the outlook.exe /cleanreminders in the Open box, and click the OK button. See screen shot below:

Then it will open your Microsoft Outlook with all reminders cleared and regenerated at once.


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recurring reminders were all set to none. Changed them all back to 1 day, but now no recurring reminder works at all. Standard single-entry reminders work fine. Did an office automatic fix from control panel/ change installed program feature. Did not help. But no matter what i do, or what switch I deploy, no recuring reminder will work. I am running office 2019 on windows 10 pro
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I just tried all of these fixes and they didn't work. BUT, I did open the reminder and deleted the attachments (one was an invite file) then deleted the reminder. The user had deleted the reminder multiple times a day for a while and it kept coming back but once I deleted the attachments, it hasn't come back.
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Thank you, Marie Hansen, for noting that there's meant to be a space after.exe; that's not too clear in the instructions. Added the space and Bingo! all the past reminders have gone!!
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Now I can see the last two reminders and then reminders from 23 weeks ago. Nothing in between. I've tried the 'clean reminders' a couple times and it doesn't change it. Help! I use this for everything!!!
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What if you dismiss all reminders in error? Is there a way to restore them?
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This didn't work on Outlook 16 using a Mac. I couldn't get the outlook.exe /cleanreminders to work in my Terminal as i received the message "command not found" Any suggestions?
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outlook.exe /cleanreminders only works on machines running Windows operating system
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can see it is an old question but did you remember the space after the exe?
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