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Saving and Restoring Toolbar Settings
When you right-click on a toolbar and choose Customize, you can show and hide
toolbars, add and remove commands, and reset the toolbars to their default display. You
can also reach the Customize dialog using Tools, Customize.
By default, all command bar settings are stored in C:\Documents and
Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outcmd.dat. You might want to
make a copy of this file if you make many changes to your command bars. If you need to
reinstall Outlook, you can easily restore your customized command bars by replacing the
modified file with your copy.
One outcmd.dat file is used for each Windows user account. If you use
several Outlook profiles with your Windows account, the custom
commands will be available in each Outlook profile.
If you make changes to the command bars and want to restore the default settings
quickly, you can delete or rename outcmd.dat. The next time you open Outlook, it creates
a new outcmd.dat file and all the toolbars are reset to their default settings.
outcmd.dat is often the cause when Outlook crashes or hangs, so your
first troubleshooting step should be to rename it and restart Outlook.
Unfortunately, you'll lose all customizations and will have to re-create
all of your custom toolbars.
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