A while back I opened my Outlook 2003 to go through the daily routine of checking my e-mails.
There was a pile of e-mails that I had to answer.
Opening an item, formulating an answer in my head, I try to click and reach out for the oh-so-famous reply button. Here comes the clue: it had disappered! Gone.
For those who know CTRL + ENTER: proceed. Doesn’t bring back that magical button though.
Here’s the solution:
Rename the outcmd.dat file to outcmd.old. Then restarted Outlook et voila!
To find outcmd.dat, perform a “Search” from the Start button, but be sure you select the option to look for hidden files and folders (Tools > Folder Options >View > Files and Folders > Hidden Files and Folders > Show hidden files and folders). Or, you might try looking for C:\Documents and Settings\”user”\Application Data\Outlook\outcmd.dat
There you go!