Find and Delete Extend.dat

When you receive and error that Outlook can't find and add-in, the usual cause is that you uninstalled it but Outlook didn't delete the file it uses to keep track of installed add-ins. This file is extend.dat and is found in the (hidden) local app data file under your user account. It's in the same  

Open Outlook's 'Root' Folder

We often tell users to right click on the "root folder" but where exactly is that? Outlook's root folder is the top folder in your data file, where Outlook Today is. Right click on it and choose Properties (Data File Properties in Outlook 2010). From here you can check the size of the data file  

Displaying a Picture on a Contact

Contact or Business Card images are displayed in the the Business Card view. Open the Contact, double click on the picture placeholder and select an image from your hard drive. For best results, crop and resize it before inserting it into Outlook. To add an image to the business card, double click on the business  

How to Drag Messages to Tasks

You can create Tasks from email messages by dragging the message to the task button the Navigation pane. If you want the message attached, right click and drag. When you drop the message, you'll have the option to copy the message as text or an attachment or move it as an attachment. If you want  

How to Easily Change the Private Flag

You can easily change the Private flag (and many other fields) either by editing inline or dragging the item to a new group. First, if you are not using a table (list) view, you need to change to a table view, such as By categories. You can do this from the View menu. Once you  

How to Change the Name of a Field in the View

You can change the name of any field in the view. Right click on the field name you wish to change. Select Format Columns from menu (in the Two line view, its on the Customize dialog) Select the field whose display name you wish to change Type the new name in the Label field. Click