So recently around the office we started noticing that the calendars listed under “Other Calendars” in outlook would just disappear if you clicked on them. This only happened to the calendars listed coming from Public Folder favorites. This is what I did to fix the problem.
- Go into your Public Folder Favorites and delete whatever favorites your previously created.
- Close Outlook
- Click on START and then RUN and enter %appdata%. This will take you to the following directory: C:\Users\<usernamehere>\AppData\Roaming
- Inside the path above navigate to the Microsoft and then Outlook folder.
- In the Outlook folder you will see a Outlook.xml. Rename that file to something else. (Add .old to the file name). It is never a good idea to delete a file when troubleshooting an error. Always try to rename the file causing the problem. You can rename it back if this fix does not work.
- Launch Outlook once you have completed step #5
- Navigate to your Public Folders and add the Calendars back to your favorites.
It’s definitely been a while. So recently at my Job we’ve had some issues with the OST file limit. We have plent of people here that access shared resources and with their own mailbox being large need to have more thatn 20GB stored in their OST.
To increase the OST size you can do a simple registry change (I believe the example below sets it to 50GB). Create a .reg file and drop this in and then launch it:
Here is a link to the article that tells you about changing the file size limit.
So, let’s say you’re in a situation where you don’t have roaming profiles or you just got a new PC and don’t feel like recreating all your Outlook settings. There is a simple way of doing this.
NOTE: You can also use these steps to just simply backup your Microsoft Outlook profile and settings.
On the original computer/user profile do the following:
- Close Outlook (if open)
- Click on Start and then Run and enter ‘Regedit’ and press enter.
- Navigate through the registry to:
‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles’
- Click on File
- Click on Export
- Save the .REG file to a external drive or a network path (whichever you prefer).
On the new computer/user profile do the following:
- Open the the location where you saved the .REG file from the other computer
- Double click on the .REG file and import the registry settings
- Start Outlook to confirm everything is OK.
If you feel like something was not imported incorrectly or there was an issue simply delete the new profile created in the registry or open up ‘Mail’ in the ‘Windows Control Panel’.
Note: If you have multiple profiles on the original PC they will all transfer. You can delete the rest individually by going to Mail in the Control Panel.