The Outlook email client can easily be used to schedule meetings and keep a track of tasks that we need to accomplish. By creating a task and scheduled reminder, we can keep ourselves aware of a specific activity to be taken up at a distinct moment of time. Now of some of the tasks that you do may be recurring in nature. For example you may need to take up a team huddle every Tuesday. To prompt you at the same time every week, you can create a recurring task by clicking on the Recurrence option in the new task pane. In the Task Recurrence screen, you can set the date range for the task and the frequency of recurrence say weekly. In an ideal scenario, every week before the assigned time on Tuesday, you would get a reminder message informing you above the team huddle. Yet it may so happen that the reminder does not show up after the first week. This can occur if you had chosen to dismiss the first reminder.
Mark a task as complete – Do Not Dismiss a recurring task
To avoid the scenario you should mark a task as complete instead of dismissing the reminder. So next time a reminder for a recurring task shows up, in the reminder popup, right click on the displayed task and click on the Mark Complete option. This would lead to the specific instance getting marked off from the task list and new one taking its place.
Bringing back an already dismissed Recurring task
If you have already dismissed a recurring task and wish to bring it back on track, just visit the tasks folder and select the specific task. Now right click on it and choose the Mark Complete option. This will lead to the task getting crossed and new instance of task showing up with the next scheduled date in the task list. Moreover you would receive timely reminders as expected, as per the frequency of the task that you have set.
Predicting an Outlook Crash is simply not possible- prepare a contingency plan
In the computing world predicting an application crash is next to impossible and same is equally true for Ms Outlook. Given several possible issues that can theoretically trigger a PST crash, it simply not possible for you to guess when the Outlook client may topple over and take a backup just before the crash. The only logical way to deal with such possibilities involves keeping a contingency recovery plan in place. A powerful outlook recovery tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair can be relied upon to extract the data from a corrupted PST file in few minutes. Moreover the application can also be used deal with specific scenarios like an email getting deleted by mistake. Further the tool is equally capable of handling several media formats including corrupted virtual machine disks.
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