Are you suffering the Outlook problem that the recurring tasks cannot remind you? If so, you can just perform the operations introduced in this article to solve it.
Thanks to Outlook’s function of arranging recurring tasks and creating reminders, I never miss the important occurrences in my work. But one day I found that it malfunctioned. Here are my solutions.
Verify If You’ve Added Reminders to the Recurring Tasks
Some people mistakenly think that as long as they create a task with recurrence, a reminder will be added automatically, such that they can be reminded at that day. However, actually in this case, reminders cannot be produced automatically. Recurring task just means that it just can exist in Outlook Tasks pane until its due date.
Therefore, first of all, you need to check whether you’ve attached reminders to the recurring tasks correctly. Double click the task to open it in its own window to check more clearly. If you’re determined that it holds a right reminder, then this problem must be caused by the other factors, such as mis-operation on the task reminders.
Mark the Task as Complete Instead of Dismissing It
As we all know, if the recurring tasks carry a reminder, when the task comes, we can see a reminder dialog box. In it, we can select “Dismiss”, “Snooze” or “Open Item” to mark as complete. Some people dislike it reminding them once again if setting Snooze, so they prefer to choose “Dismiss”.
But in fact, if you dismiss it, Outlook cannot create a new Task item with another new reminder automatically. In this scenario, you certainly cannot be reminded any longer. Therefore, when facing the reminder dialog box, what you should do is to right click the item and select “Mark Complete” from the context menu, such that the item won’t be cancelled or deleted. It will remind you the next time.
Rescue the Dismissed Recurring Task Reminders
If you have dismissed the recurring task reminder by mistake, you can rescue it. For a start, switch to Outlook Tasks pane by “Ctrl + 4” key shortcut. Then locate and select the target task item. And next click the “Mark Complete” in the ribbon. Immediately a new task with a new reminder will be recreated.
Through the above 3 methods, the issue will be resolved absolutely. And the recurring tasks with reminders will be able to remind in time. Please keep in mind that you should never dismiss the recurring tasks.
Fix Outlook Errors via Outlook Inbox Repair Tool
If you’ve used Outlook for decades, you must have encountered several errors, no matter in send/receive process, when opening attachments, or importing data, etc. Fortunately Outlook comes loaded with an inbox repair tool, Scanpst.exe. You can use it to fix errors. If it fails, then resort to the other effective external tools like DataNumen Outlook Repair. It can scan and fix the errors, and even easily repair Outlook file that is seriously damaged.
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