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    Outlook Today (XP)

    I have been using happily MSNBC's Outlook Today for years until it was recently discontinued. So, I uninstalled it via Add/Remove programs--which rendered Outlook Today inoperable.

    Regardless of what I do (see below), Outlook Today displays either the message, "Unable to display the folder. Path does not exist. Make sure the path is correct," or a grid similar to the one I use for my Inbox.

    If I right-click Outlook Today in the Folder List and select the Home Page tab, and then put a check in the box, "Show home by default for this folder," the "Address:" box still remains grayed-out; I can neither change the address nor cliick the Browse button.

    Clicking the "Restore Defaults" button checks the "Show home page by default for this folder" box and inserts C:Program FilesMSNBCOutlookClientdefault.htm in the "Address:" bar.

    Any ideas how I can restore Outlook Today's functionality? Thanks.

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    There is a replacement msnbc page at http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto.

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Thanks. Yes, I know about that. But I first want Outlook Today to function on its own before I install a third-party program...

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Also, search the registry for the MSNBC key and delete it. restart outlook and you can change the Outlook today page.

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    FWIW, it's not a 3rd party program, it's just an HTML page you set as the folder homepage.

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Can you be more specific? I certainly don't want to delete the wrong thing in the Registry...

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    use search and look for msnbc - it's the only key with msnbc in it. i don;t have the key written down - but try searching http://groups.google.com for the key if you are worried about deleting the wrong one.

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Edited by WyllyWylly to fix Lounge markup. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Hi,

    1. My Registry contains more than one instance of "MSNBC." (See this URL)

    2. I searched Google groups and after reading a bunch of posts regarding the same problem, I came across one solution that supposedly worked. But it didn't for me, because I'm missing the "Today" part; see the URL below.

    Any more ideas?

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    The Registry does tend to repeat itself. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    What do you have under:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0Outloo kTodayCustomUrl

    My "plain vanilla" install says outlook.htm (no other path information).

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Mine says outlook1.htm.

    There's also something called "UserDefinedUrl" whose data is C:Program FilesMSNBCOutlookClientdefault.htm...

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Try deleting the UserDefined thing and changing back to Outlook.htm. If you don' like the results, it's easy to restore the other information.

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Deleting it didn't do anything...

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Check for a value named URL; according to the Word document in the attached, it will override the CustomUrl.

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Unfortunately, this is getting too complicated, and I dislike messing around with the Registry. Also, the Word document you attached pertains to OL 2000; I have 2002. Anyway, thanks for all your help.

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    Re: Outlook Today (XP)

    Maybe it is too complicated, but I wouldn't steer you wrong on the instructions. (See MSKB 236081.)

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