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A Simple Solution to Try When Outlook Reminder Not Working

Reminders in Outlook are as important as any other feature; users make tasks, calendars, and reminders to keep track of important stuff. It makes it easier to operate and remember important emails and also notifies you about the coming ones in advance. Remember a scenario where you stop getting any notification or reminders, even after having them set. Many users have claimed to face this problem recently, and almost every version of Outlook is affected by it. This might be a result of a change in settings either done by the user or happened due to any recent update.

If your Outlook is facing any sort of glitch, then it may affect reminders because eventually, they are the part of Outlook only. Another reason why this may happen to you is that the reminder is not set in the primary folder, any corruption in the reminder file or folder, setting delivery location as ‘None,’ or the Show reminders option is turned off.

If you cannot know the reason for the disorder, trying multiple solutions may lead you to the desired results. Let’s discuss what are they, and how to execute them.

Outlook 2016

  1. Start with clicking on the File tab.
  2. Click on the Options on the left side of the screen.
  3. In Outlook Options select Advanced; in Reminders section, check the box ‘Show Reminders.’ Add the sound if required and click on Ok.

Outlook 2010

  1. Open Outlook 2010 and click on File button on the top.
  2. Select Options from the list on the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. Now in Outlook Options dialogue box go to Calendar.
  4. Look for Show bell icon on the calendar for appointments and meetings with reminders and check the box next to it.
  5. Click on OK to proceed. Now, check your Bell icon is visible again.

Outlook 2007

  1. Open Outlook 2007 and start with clicking on File button.
  2. Now, click on New button and select Appointment.
  3. Now, double click and open an Appointment.
  4. Go to the Options menu in the Appointment tab.
  5. There you will see a Reminder list; select the time slot suitable to you.

How to avoid any such happenings?

If you want to avoid any such happening in the future, then there is not any specific procedure available to achieve that. But yes, keeping a few important things in mind may help you to handle such situations – keep checking and verifying all your reminders in the primary folder, or executing ‘outlook/cleanremainders’ in the ‘run’ box (after closing Outlook). Apart from these issues, Outlook users may face a lot of issues like PST file corruption. PST plays an important role, and any sort of corruption in PST may lead to the many known or unknown Outlook related issues. These issues may be reminder is not popping up, getting error codes and messages, the certain folder isn’t opening, the default flag time for messages is late, so on and so forth. So, it is always suggested that you use a third-party tool like Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool to repair the corrupt PST file.

Final Words:

As we discussed in the blog, ‘Outlook Reminder Not Working’ is a common issue for many Outlook users. We have discussed a few ways to fix it. Other than this issue, many Outlook users are troubled by PST corruption issues. And there is no better way to repair a corrupted PST than using a third-party tool. Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool not only repairs but also saves PST to different other formats and export it to various mail servers. The software comes with a trial version and can be tried and tested for free.


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