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Near the bottom, lefthand corner of Outlook, it says that I have 3 Reminders, like this:

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However, I don't have any outstanding reminders. In fact, when I click on the "Reminders: 3" display, it opens my Reminders window, and that window is free of any reminders, like this picture below. Any idea why Outlook 2013 behaves this way?

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Seems like a bug in Outlook; you should probably seek chat support from Microsoft Support or ask on Microsoft Answers. – gparyani Mar 31 '14 at 18:09
    
What kind of mail account(s) are setup in Outlook? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 7 '14 at 18:03
    
This is a Microsoft Exchange account. – WEFX Apr 8 '14 at 14:25
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Try this, close outlook and do the following:

  • Press Windows Key + R (Or go to the start search area)
  • Type this in: outlook.exe /cleanreminders
  • Press Enter

Hope this resolves your issue.

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That helps, but it's a temporary Band-Aid. The problem resurfaces later that day, or by morning the next day. – WEFX Apr 4 '14 at 17:15
    
There is no fix for this. I just run this command any time I think about it, and it temporarily fixes the problem for a few days. – WEFX Jun 30 '14 at 20:46
    
I actually had this happen the other day, and I simply exited Outlook and restarted it (without the /cleanreminders param) and it went away. – Dan Henderson Jan 28 at 20:19

Could you clarify what server you are using? Is it exchange?

Sounds like something is corrupt inside in one of your message stores.

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/calendar/delete-reminders-that-keep-returning/

You could try MFCMAPI to look inside and see what is going on:

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/calendar/delete-reminders-that-keep-returning/#mfcmapi

You might be able to use that tool to trace it back to events that are causing the problem, and then delete those events.

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Yes, it's an Exchange account. The MFCAPI app shows me all of my ongoing reminders, but I still don't know how to track down the culprit; I don't want to just delete all of my ongoing meetings. If I wanted to do that, I would just delete them in Outlook. – WEFX Apr 9 '14 at 13:18
    
(Bounty awarded for effort) – WEFX Apr 9 '14 at 17:21
    
Maybe on a one-by-one basis start recreating the meetings. – David Apr 10 '14 at 0:30
    
Could try Scanpst msoutlook.info/question/77 ... maybe your OST file is corrupt? Have you checked your tasklist? – David Apr 10 '14 at 0:33

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