My outlook suddenly changed the look of how it displays the list of emails in the main pane. I am not sure if I pressed some button by mistake, but I would like to revert to the current default interface. I have tried playing with the 'View' Settings but am unable to solve the issue. I have also extensively searched the internet for solutions but to no avail. I have also tried un-install and re-install but that did not solve the problem. I have an education version of Office 365.

This is how my outlook looks like (Sorry for the heavy highlighting): enter image description here

And this is how it is suppose to look like: enter image description here

Note that, in the desired (default) view. The names of the sender are large. The next line is the subject followed by a one line preview in the next line.


To restore Outlook to its default view settings:

  • Close Outlook.
  • Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Win + R key.
  • Type outlook /cleanviews and click OK.

Outlook will open and reset all views to default.

  • Thank you so much. I had found a similar solution online, but that did not work. But, yours does. I think the previous one I tried was 'outlook.exe / cleanviews' – DotPi Nov 13 '18 at 2:13

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