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How to Enable or Disable Outlook Reminders and Reminder Sounds

Customize Outlook Reminders

The steps for Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 are exactly the same when it comes to enabling and disabling reminder popups and sounds. Recently a groovyReader asked us how to do this so I figured I would take a few minutes and quickly go through the steps including screenshots.

Start by opening Outlook 2010 or 2013 and Click File, Options.

Outlook Enable or Disable reminder sounds : Click File

Outlook Enable or Disable reminder sounds : Click Options

Click Advanced.

Outlook Enable or Disable reminder sounds : Click Advanced

Under Reminders, check the box to either enable or disable both Reminders and Reminder Sounds.

Outlook Enable or Disable reminder sounds : Check Boxes for options

Another groovy tip, customize the sound played by just clicking browse and selecting another sound file instead of reminder.wav.

Outlook Enable or Disable reminder sounds : Customize reminder Sounds

I took all the screenshots above using Outlook 2013 however as I said above, the steps are exactly the same for Outlook 2010. If you run into a problem or question, just drop me a note in the comments below.

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One Response to How to Enable or Disable Outlook Reminders and Reminder Sounds

  1. Heather Maguire October 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I created a wav file from an itunes song. I have set it up in a task as the reminder sound but it is not working. I have checked the control panel settings and they are all fine. All other default sounds work. What am I doing wrong?

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