1. Start Outlook.
2. If the Outlook bar is not already displayed, click Outlook Bar on the View menu.
3. On the Outlook bar, right-click Outlook Today, and then click Properties.
4. Click the Home Page tab.
5. Click Restore Defaults, and then click OK.
6. Quit, and then restart Outlook.
If the issue is resolved and the Outlook Today page appears when you start Outlook (if it is configured as the default start page) or when you click Outlook Today, do not follow the remaining steps in this article.
If the issue is not resolved, quit Outlook, and then go to step 7.
7. Rename the Outlwvw.dll file to Outlwvw.old:
a. Start Windows Explorer, and then locate the Outlwvw.dll file. The Outlwvw.dll file is located in the following folder for your version of Outlook:
. Outlook 2003
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\1033
. Outlook 2002:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\1033
. Outlook 2000:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033
NOTE: This is the default location of the Outlwvw.dll file. The location of this file may be different on your computer.
b. Right-click the Outlwvw.dll file, and then click Rename.
c. Type outlwvw.old, and then press ENTER.
d. Quit Windows Explorer.
Restart the computer.
Repair the Outlook installation:
. Insert the Microsoft Office CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert the CD-ROM.
a. Start Outlook.
b. On the Help menu, click Detect and Repair, and then click Start.
NOTE: When you start Outlook, the Detect and Repair feature may automatically start and reinstall the file. You may not have to perform this step to repair your installation of Outlook.
c. If you are prompted to do so, restart your computer.
Start Outlook. Make sure that the Outlook Today page appears when you start Outlook (if it is configured as the default start page) or when you click Outlook Today.
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