Resetting Default Outlook Views (Outlook 2019 Windows)

Issue/Question

How do I reset Outlook's new folder default view?

Environment

  • Windows 10
    • Outlook 2019

Cause

When making a new folder in Outlook, the default view for Outlook does not apply to the folder. The views in Outlook will need to be reset. 

Resolution

This process will reset any and all custom views or view settings in Outlook to default. Custom views / view settings will have to be reconfigured after this process. 
  1. If Outlook is open, close the program completely
  2. Click the  Windows button in the lower left corner. 
  3. Type Run
  4. Press Enter
  5. Type the following command: outlook.exe /cleanviews
  6. Press Enter.
  7. Create a new folder in Outlook and the new view should be the default view for Outlook.  

Details

Article ID: 3330
Created
Fri 6/14/19 3:31 PM
Modified
Thu 4/15/21 9:24 AM