Jump list refers to the menu popping up when we right click the Outlook icon on the taskbar. Via it, we can quickly create a new item. But it is also common to lose the jump list. This article will introduce 2 ways to restore it.
According to another article in our blog – “How to Improve Your Efficiency by Adding Often-Used Templates to Outlook Jump List”, we can discover that jump list not only supports to rapidly create new items but also permits us to swiftly access Outlook templates. Obviously, it can indeed improve our efficiency. But at times, it may disappear if we uninstall or repair the Office installation abnormally. Here are 2 approaches to retrieve it.
Method 1: Delete LastUILanguage Registry Value
- To start with, close Outlook and unpin it from the taskbar. Right click it and choose “Unpin this program from taskbar”.
- Then go to “Start Menu” and search “regedit”. After seeing the corresponding program, press “Enter” key button.
Note: Here you will get a Windows prompt. Click “Yes” directly.
- Subsequently, in Registry Editor, find the following registry keys: “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” > “SOFTWARE” > “Microsoft” > “Office” > “<version>” > “Outlook”
Note: In light of “<version>”, it varies with your Outlook version. For example, if you’re using Outlook 2010, locate “14.0” key. Outlook 2013 corresponds to “15.0’, and Outlook 2016 to “16.0”.
- After locating “Outlook” key, turn to its right pane. Next find and right click on “LastUILanguage” registry value. From the context menu, select “Delete”.
- Latter, you will receive an alert to confirm value delete. Hit “Yes” button.
- After that, close Registry Editor.
- Lastly, re-pin the Outlook program to the taskbar and restart Outlook. Now you can right click the icon in taskbar and check if the jump list comes back or not.
Method 2: Change First-Run Registry Value
Unlike its name suggests, “First-Run” value won’t set Outlook to the initial state after installation. It will just force Outlook to carry out some checks and process some special Registry values. Your personal settings and customizations will still exist there.
- In the first place, repeat the Step 1 and Step 2 in the Method 1.
- Then in the Registry Editor, you should browse to the following registry keys: “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” > “Software” > “Microsoft” > “Office” > “<version>” > “Outlook” > “Setup”.
- Next you should check whether there is a “First-Run” value under “Setup” in the right pane.
- If no “First-Run” value, you should create it. Right click on blank space and choose “New” > “String Value”. And name it as “First-Run”.
- If there is “First-Run”, you can select it directly.
- After that, double click on the “First-Run” registry value and then type “True” in the “Value Data” field.
- Later click “OK” and exit Registry Editor normally.
- Finally re-pin the Outlook program to taskbar and restart Outlook to see if the problem is solved or not.
Cope with Occasional Outlook Errors
Assuming that you’ve used Outlook for decades, you must have encountered a lot of Outlook errors. Fortunately, Outlook comes packed with an Inbox repair tool, namely ScanPST. So you can apply it to repair PST error in face of errors. But at times it does not help matters. At that point, you have to recur to a more cogent tool, such as DataNumen Outlook Repair.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair mdf file damage and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com