Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:11 PM
The Personal Folders Properties dialog contains a setting called:
"Display reminders and tasks from this folder in the To-Do bar". This creates a bunch of search folders and allows reminders/follow up flags to appear in your main To-Do list.
Is there a way to programatically do the same functionality as checking this box? I'm writing a message store provider that wraps a PST file and I don't want this dialog to be displayed to the user.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:40 AMModerator
Thanks for posting in the MSDN Forum.
Would you please clarify your Outlook version for further research?
Have a good day,
Tom Xu [MSFT]
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:57 AM
Thanks for getting back to me Tom. I'm currently testing with Outlook 2007, but I'll also need to support Outlook 2010 and Wave15?.
Friday, May 04, 2012 1:02 PMAnswerer
So that check box really just indicates whether the search folders that support this feature exist. So if you can get the search folders created, the feature should be enabled. However, I see no direct way of creating the search folders short of having full knowledge of how they are configured and doing it manually via MAPI. One thing you might try is to start Outlook with the command line switch "resettodobar". This might force the (re)creation of those folders.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 7:00 AM
I tried creating search folders without criteria in the hope that Outlook would set the correct criteria on restart, but that didn't work.
I haven't tried resettodobar, but I don't want to start outlook with resettodobar as that would affect the mailbox and I don't want my code touching that
Is there any documentation on how these search folders should be created?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:14 PMAnswerer