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Outlook Today is the top level summary window that Outlook displays. There are several ways to restore it, and alternate ways to perform compaction.

My "Outlook Today" folder disappeared, how do I compress without it, and how do I restore it?

Hit View, Folder List, and you can click on "Personal Folders" to see Outlook Today or drag it over to the Shortcut bar to restore it's icon. In either case, right click on that and you'll also find Properties and the Advanced button which has the Compact Now button for compression.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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June 6, 2004 10:41 AM

Whenever I disconnect from the internet (installed using an ISP cd-rom)I get the following error message:-

An expection 0E has occured at 0028:1604423 in VXD---. This was called from 0028:c15769A0 in VxD, it may be possible to continue normally.

June 6, 2004 11:10 AM

Hard to say. What version of windows, what ISP? Did this just start recently, or has it always been this way?

June 6, 2004 1:16 PM

The exception error I specified earlier has just recently happened. I'm using windows 98 and the ISP I am using is called Tiscali.

June 6, 2004 3:18 PM

I'd contact the ISP to ensure that you have the latest software from them compatible with Win98. I'd also check to ensure that you have the latest drivers for your modem or network, as well as visiting Windows Update for Win98 itself.

June 21, 2004 7:06 AM

at startup message"can't find a device file that may be needed. System ini file refers to this file. Suggests the software I uninstalled previoulsy be uninstalled through control panel which is what I had done before message occurred. It's ipvnmon.vxd file. I'm assuming a driver from an ISP software downloaded online.

June 21, 2004 10:06 AM

I found a thread, and solution, over on

David Goulding
July 31, 2012 10:02 AM

I'm running Office 2010 Pro Plus and Outlook has suddenly, for some unknown reason, stopped displaying my meetings/appointments in the Calendar pane of Outlook Today. I have tried all I know to rectify this, including running 'Repair' from the installation disc. I can use the To-Do Bar as an alternative, but I must have done something to cause this glitch... if only I knew what!! Would reinstalling Outlook be a good thing to try? Your advice & guidance would be gratefully received!

September 3, 2012 10:05 PM


My sent folder does not appear in my outlook. how to set it, to make it appear. and how to open up the sent folder to see those sent emails?


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