How to Auto Hide Completed Tasks in Your Outlook

You may be reluctant to seeing the completed tasks in Task folders. Thus, this article will teach you how to let Outlook auto hide completed tasks.

In the default view for Outlook Task folder, the completed tasks are not hided. So, the Task folders are always stuffed with a great amount of completed tasks. Due to the fact that the completed tasks are not useful any longer to some extents, you may wish to configure Outlook to auto hide such tasks. To make items shown or not shown, the most convenient way is to set view filters. Now, in the followings, we will teach you how to create such a view filter to hide completed tasks step by step.

Auto Hide Completed Tasks

  1. For a start, launch Outlook as usual.
  2. Then, access “Tasks” navigation pane.
  3. Next, open a task folder.
  4. After that, shift to “View” tab and click “View Settings” button.
  5. In the subsequent “Advanced View Settings” dialog box, click “Filter” button.View Filter
  6. Next, you’ll get into “Filter” dialog box.
  7. In it, switch to “Advanced” tab.
  8. Then, click “Field” button and select “All Task fields” > “Complete”.
  9. Later, ensure that “Condition” is “equals” and “Value” is “no”.Complete Equals No
  10. Afterwards, click “Add to List” button to add this view filter.
  11. Lastly, click a series of “OK” to save this filter.
  12. After returning to the Task list, you can see that all the completed tasks have been hided.Completed Tasks Are Hidden

Note: If you would like to auto hide completed tasks in other Task folder, you can apply the view to other folders by following the steps below.

  1. First off, on “View” tab, click “Change View” button.
  2. Then, select “Apply Current View to Other Task Folders”.Apply Current View to Other Task Folders
  3. In the popup dialog box, select the other Task folders and enable “Apply view to subfolders”.Select Other Task Folders
  4. Eventually, click “OK” to activate the “View Copy”.

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3 responses to “How to Auto Hide Completed Tasks in Your Outlook”

  1. Great! Appreciate the detail and help! You might correct your wording. “Hidden” is the correct work, not “hided”.

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