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    Standard toolbar has gone AWOL (2003)

    My standard toolbar disappeared when I was using the scroll wheel I think. I've tried resetting all toolbars and moving them around, all to no avail. Any ideas how I can get it back (I presume I can force Outlook into a safe mode or something similar).

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Val

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    Re: Standard toolbar has gone AWOL (2003)

    Toolbar customizations are stored in a file named OutCmd.dat. Its default location is

    Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftOutlook

    (Note: this is a hidden/system folder. Make sure that you can see these). Try the following:
    - Quit Outlook
    - Rename OutCmd.dat to OutCmd.old
    - Start Outlook.

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    Re: Standard toolbar has gone AWOL (2003)

    I can only find one copy of OutCmd.dat and this is dated 12/11/2000 - I can't see how this can be holding toolbar customisation. However, I did rename it and it didn't make any difference.

    Any other ideas - would going back to safe mode help for instance?

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    Re: Standard toolbar has gone AWOL (2003)

    I don't think safe mode will help here - in my Outlook 2002 (I don't have 2003), the toolbars are placed in their default locations but this setting is not stored when returning to normal mode.

    An OutCmd.dat from 2000 seems unlikely to be for the 2003 version.

    You can try this - whether it works depends on your environment.
    - Switch to the Visual Basic Editor (Alt+F11)
    - Activate the Immediate window (Ctrl+G)
    - Type Explorer.CommandBars("Standard").Position = msoBarTop
    - Press the Enter key.
    - Switch back to Outlook (Alt+F11)

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    Re: Standard toolbar has gone AWOL (2003)

    comes up with run time error 424 Object required - am afraid my vb knowledge is nil

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    Re: Standard toolbar has gone AWOL (2003)

    I'm sorry, the error is mine. Try ActiveExplorer.CommandBars("Standard").Position = msoBarTop instead. That is, use ActiveExplorer instead of Explorer.

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    Re: Standard toolbar has gone AWOL (2003)

    Billiant - that did the trick - thanks for all your help.

    This will be a handy thing for me when I am training as toolbars have disappeared before (surely it should not be possible?)

    That's MS for you I guess!

    regards Val

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    Re: Standard toolbar has gone AWOL (2003)

    The toolbars don't really disappear, but by accident get moved offscreen. The (corrected) instruction I posted "docks" the toolbar at the top of the application window again.

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