How to Quickly Restore Dismissed Task Reminders in Your Outlook

At times, when the reminder window pops up, you may click “Dismiss All” button by mistake. After you realize it, if you want to restore the dismissed reminders, you can use the method shared in this article. Here we’ll take task reminders as an example.

After you accidentally and mistakenly dismiss all the popup reminders, you must be going to restore them. In this case, the only difficult matter is to find the items corresponding to the dismissed reminders and then reactivate the reminders on them. In fact, you can make use of “last modified time” to find the right items and then batch restore all of their reminders with VBA. Thereinafter, we’ll take tasks as example and expose the elaborate steps to you.

Quickly Restore Dismissed Task Reminders in Your Outlook

Quickly Restore Dismissed Task Reminders

  1. At the very outset, in Outlook main window, press “Alt + F11” key buttons to access VBA editor.
  2. Then, copy and paste the VBA code below into an unused module.
Sub RestoreReminders()
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim objItem As Object
    'Get the selected item
    Set objSelection = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    If objSelection.Count Then
       For Each objItem In objSelection
           'Check if the item had a reminder or not previously
           If objItem.ReminderTime <> #1/1/4501# Then
              objItem.ReminderSet = True
           End If
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Restore Task Reminders

  1. After that, close the “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window.
  2. Later, add this new macro to Quick Access Toolbar. As for the concrete steps, you can refer to the article – “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook”.
  3. Next, you can head to a Task folder.
  4. Subsequently, click into the search box.
  5. Then, select “All Task Items” in the “Scope” group of “Search” ribbon.Search All Task Items
  6. Afterwards, you need to input the “modified:<date>” in the search bar. About the “<date>”, replace it with the concrete date when you mistakenly dismiss the reminders (causing the modification), like the following screenshot:Search Tasks by Last Modification Time
  7. Finally, find out and pitch on the tasks whose reminders are dismissed.
  8. Lastly, click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.Run Macro
  9. When the macro completes, the reminders of all the selected tasks would be restored successfully.
  10. Plus, if the reminders was originally scheduled in the past, you will see the reminder window again, like the following screenshot:Restored Reminders

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One response to “How to Quickly Restore Dismissed Task Reminders in Your Outlook”

  1. I tried your macros, and the code is effectively setting the ReminderSet to True, but past reminders are not appearing in the Reminders window. Why?

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