Today when I had some spare time, I decided to tackle an Outlook issue that was annoying me. I couldn’t "disable" the Show In Groups feature in Outlook globally (or so I thought). I thought I had to perform it on every individual folder. I was wrong and this article showed me how to do it. But I thought the instructions were a bit confusing so i wanted to post what I did with appropriate screenshots. Since I’m a visual learner, this is for those of you who are too
Step 1: Make sure Outlook is closed and go to Start—>Run
Step 2: Type "outlook.exe /cleanviews" without the quotes:
Note, if that doesn’t work, then that directory isn’t in your PATH variable. You can open a command prompt, navigate to the directory and run the same command.
Step 3: Once Outlook opens, go to View–>Current View–>Define Views:
Step 4: Click Modify:
Step 5: Click Group By:
Step 6a: Deselect the checkbox "Automatically group according to arrangement" and click OK:
Step 7: Click Apply View and Close:
At this point, Outlook should have done something in the background and now all of your folders will have the "show in groups" removed. That was a lot easier than scripting!
See you next time!