Are you experiencing issues with multiple entries? Follow the steps below to rid any duplicate tasks that may appear in your Tasks folder.


If this happens within your To-Do List, it usually is a corruption of the To-Do List. 

If this happens within your Tasks folder, it usually is a view setting.




Duplicates in the To-Do List


The To-Do List can be shown in the To-Do Bar, in your Tasks folder and under your calendar. When you see duplicates in one of those sections, you'll probably see them in the others as well. If this happens, you will have to reset the To-Do Bar. To do this, start Outlook with the /resettodobar switch;


Windows XP - Start > Run: type outlook.exe/resettodobar

Windows Vista and Windows 7 - Start > Type: outlook.exe/resettodobar

Windows 8 - Press the windows key + Q > Type run > Select run > Type: outlook.exe/resettodobar




Duplicates Created in Tasks Folder


When duplicate entries are created in the Tasks folder, it is most likely caused by a view setting. For Example: If you have a single task assigned to two categories, and you sort the tasks grouped by categories, then that task will show up in both categories. If you sort your tasks by Subject, they will only show up once.