How to Reset Color Category in Outlook 2007

Another quirky issue identified this week. For some reason several of our users on Outlook 2007 had their categories mucked up. (We’re still investigating as to why these users obtained a custom category list).

The default Outlook 2007 category listing looks like this:

Windows XP outlook reset colour category

To reset the colors to launch Outlook 2007 from the command line via the following steps:


“c:program filesmicrosoft officeoffice12outlook.exe”

With the /cleancategories switch

Windows XP outlook run switch command

Launching Outlook 2007 from the Run dialogu box

The full command documentation is found here.

Related posts:

  1. How to enable disabled Outlook Addins the easy way
  2. Quickly find user availability using Outlook Free-Busy to set up an appointment
  3. Use Outlook Activities to keep track of contact communications
  4. How to set Outlook to auto resolve from the GAL before the Outlook Address Book
  5. Frequently asked Outlook Questions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>