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I keep getting the error message "Cannot open the item for this reminder. The end date you entered occurs before the start date" The item doesn't even exist. How can I delete it. RRS feed

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  • I keep getting the error message "Cannot open the item for this reminder. The end date you entered occurs before the start date" The item doesn't even exist. How can I delete it. I am not very good at computers, and this is been a problem for quite a while.
    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Please try running Outlook with a /cleanreminders switch:

    Click Start > Run, type” Outlook.exe/cleanreminders” , then click OK.

    If it doesn’t work, we can try the following steps to delete the items in Reminders folder:

    1. Download MFCMAPI tool from http://mfomapi.codeplex.com/releases/view/104434.

    2. Run MFCMAPI.EXE.
    3. Go to Session > Logon.
    4. Select your profile.
    5. Select Mailbox and double-click to open it.
    6. Expand Root-Mailbox > Finders.
    7. Right click “Reminders" and select "Open Contents Table".
    8. New window launches with title Reminders.
    9. Select the corrupt reminder(s) then right click and select “Delete Message”.
    10. Close MFCMAPI, then reopen Outlook.

    For more information, please click the following link:

    http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/calendar/delete-reminders-that-keep-returning/

    Hope it helps.

    thanks,

    Winnie Liang

    Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:23 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    Please try running Outlook with a /cleanreminders switch:

    Click Start > Run, type” Outlook.exe/cleanreminders” , then click OK.

    If it doesn’t work, we can try the following steps to delete the items in Reminders folder:

    1. Download MFCMAPI tool from http://mfomapi.codeplex.com/releases/view/104434.

    2. Run MFCMAPI.EXE.
    3. Go to Session > Logon.
    4. Select your profile.
    5. Select Mailbox and double-click to open it.
    6. Expand Root-Mailbox > Finders.
    7. Right click “Reminders" and select "Open Contents Table".
    8. New window launches with title Reminders.
    9. Select the corrupt reminder(s) then right click and select “Delete Message”.
    10. Close MFCMAPI, then reopen Outlook.

    For more information, please click the following link:

    http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/calendar/delete-reminders-that-keep-returning/

    Hope it helps.

    thanks,

    Winnie Liang

    Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:23 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you! I kept getting an error message stating that i could not open that reminder because the end date was greater than the start date.  But the appointment was gone from the calendar.  This worked beautifully after much frustration on my part to try and get rid of it. 
    Monday, February 5, 2018 3:25 PM
  • Same problem, but this did not fix it. When I click DELETE, it says:

    Error: 
    Code: MAPI_E_INVALID_ENTRYID == 0x80040107
    Function lpSourceFolder->CopyMessages( lpEIDs, nullptr, lpWasteFolder, lpProgress ? reinterpret_cast<ULONG_PTR>(hWnd) : NULL, lpProgress, ulCopyFlags)
    File MAPIFunctions.cpp
    Line 992

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:41 AM