How to Restore Default Outlook 2007 Settings

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How to Restore Default Outlook 2007 Settings
Outlook 2007 users may need to reset the default settings of the program. (e-mail @ image by Witold Krasowski from

Microsoft Outlook is a computer program that comes with the Microsoft Office suite. With Outlook, you can manage one or many e-mail addresses. The software also lets you store e-mail contact information, manage appointment and calendar information, and manage tasks. You can customise Outlook in several ways to suit your needs. But at some point, you may need to restore the default Outlook 2007 settings.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Exit Outlook 2007 by selecting the "File" and then "Exit" menu options or clicking the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the program window.

  2. 2

    Open Windows Explorer on your computer by pressing the "Windows" and "E" keys simultaneously.

  3. 3

    Double-click the "Program Files" folder normally located on the "Local Disk C" drive on your computer. Some computers may have this folder labelled as the "D" drive.

  4. 4

    Open the "Outlook 2007" folder and locate the "OUTCMD.DAT" file. Then, right-click the file and left-click the "rename" menu option. Enter a different name, the click "OK."

  5. 5

    Open Outlook 2007 by double-clicking the program icon on your computer's desktop. The default Outlook 2007 settings will be restored.

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