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Reminders support for folders in archives and additional pst-files

I’m storing a couple of my Outlook folders outside of my default mailbox (inside a separate pst-file). When I flag messages in this folder and add a reminder I get the following error;

“The reminder for “<subject>” will not appear because the item is in a folder that doesn’t support reminders. Is this OK?”

How can I add reminder support to this folder?

PST Reminders Support buttonOutlook 2007 and later do support reminders across folders in additional pst-files but by default this option is disabled.

Enabling reminder support for a pst-file is really easy though and can be done in a few clicks.

The reminder for <subject> will not appear because the item is in a folder that doesn’t support reminders. Is this OK? (click on image to enlarge)
Support for Reminders in archive files and additional pst-files is disabled by default but can easily be enabled. (click on image to enlarge)

Enable Reminders Support for pst-file

To enable reminder support for these pst-files;

  1. Right click on the top of the pst-file and choose Properties.

    Outlook Data File context menu

  2. In the Properties dialog enable the option;
    Display reminders and tasks from this folder in the To-Do Bar

    Enable reminders for additional pst-files

  3. You’ll be prompted to restart Outlook. Once restarted, the reminders should work.

    The operation you selected wil not be completed until you restart Outlook.

If reminders still do not pop-up for you then or when you want to add Reminder support across folders for Outlook 2003 or previous see; Follow Up Flags and reminders