How to reset location list for appointments or meetings


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Original KB number:   300579


This article discusses how to reset the Location field in an appointment item or in a meeting request in Microsoft Outlook.

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Appointment items and meeting requests in Outlook have a Location field. This field contains a list of entries that you previously entered. The list may become fairly large and may contain outdated locations. Therefore, you may find it necessary to purge the entries from the list.

To reset the list by deleting the registry subkey entry, follow these steps.


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  1. Select Start, point to Run, and then type regedit.

  2. Find the LocationMRU entry under the following registry subkey, as appropriate for the version of Microsoft Windows that you are running:

    Outlook 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
    Outlook 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences
    Outlook XP: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Preferences

  3. On the Edit menu, select Delete.

If you delete the registry subkey entry, and then create an appointment or a meeting request with a value in the Location field, the LocationMRU entry is recreated.


There is not a supported method to modify single entries in the list of entries. You must delete the entire registry subkey entry for the registry subkey entry to be recreated correctly.