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I've been late to two meetings today because Outlook spontaneously stopped giving me reminder popups, even though they're set in the individual scheduled appointments.

Outlook Reminder

Is there a global setting in Outlook 2003 that I may have accidentally used to disable these reminders? Where can I look to troubleshoot this?

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What version of Outlook is this? The location of this settings changes frequently. Also, take a look at support.microsoft.com/kb/286166 –  William Jackson May 19 '11 at 19:15
    
@William: It's Outlook 2003. Thanks for reminding me, I updated the question. –  Bill the Lizard May 19 '11 at 19:18
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  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the Other tab, and then click Advanced Options.
  3. Click Reminder Options.
  4. Select or clear the Display the reminder check box.

If Display the reminder is already selected, follow this troubleshooting advice on Microsoft's website.

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I don't know how they got turned off to begin with, but about a minute after I ran outlook /cleanreminders all of today's appointment reminders popped up. –  Bill the Lizard May 19 '11 at 19:27
    
The number one cause of dead reminders are addins that corrupt the reminder store. The addin I wrote used to do that. :) But /cleanremnders is the way to go. You should post that as an answer to yourself. –  Josh May 20 '11 at 3:53
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