Fixing Office Upcoming Appointments gadget to work with Office 2010


I just finished installing Office 2010 on all my home computers, and immediately ran into a “wife acceptance factor” issue: the “Outlook Upcoming Appointments” Sidebar gadget didn’t work:

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“Fix it.”  Sigh.  Fortunately, it wasn’t hard to do.  Locate the “C:\Users\<user ID>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\OutlookAppointmentsGadget[1].gadget\en-US\js” folder and in it you’ll see a file called Outlook.vbs.  Open it in your favorite text editor and find the two lines that mention Outlook “12” and change them to reference Outlook “14” instead.  Change this:

if value = "Outlook.Application.12" then

to:

if value = "Outlook.Application.14" then

and this:

if mid(outlookApplication.Version, 1, 2) <> "12" then

to this:

if mid(outlookApplication.Version, 1, 2) <> "14" then

Save the changes, close the gadget, and open it again.  You should then see something that works:

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If only all application compatibility issues were that simple…


Comments (10)
  1. alik levin says:

    thank you for the ix – got my life back.

  2. aaron says:

    Thank you so much 🙂 it worked perfectly.

  3. Joe says:

    how do I locate the file…so far no luck.

  4. Robert Kennedy says:

    I made the changes and it worked for a while, a week or so, then it just stopped working and I went back to the Outlook.vbs file and checked on it, it still reads 14 instead of 12.  Is there some other file that may get reset back to "12" some place that I have to change again?  Seems to me I had to fix two files when I first imlemented this.

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  6. ania says:

    Outlook fajna do czyli pisania web PIN.

  7. ania says:

    Outlook fajna do czyli pisania web PIN.

  8. anias. says:

    karty Outlook logowania adres e-mail PIN pisania web fajna cham komentarze PC komputerze
    papier w rodzina sylaby i dokumenty, obraz pobierz Outlook soft 2009. koszyk jest pusty. 0 pil w cookie
    SMS do foldery i gry online koszu jest [9] koszyk [7].

  9. anias. says:

    karty Outlook logowania adres e-mail PIN pisania web fajna cham komentarze PC komputerze
    papier w rodzina sylaby i dokumenty, obraz pobierz Outlook soft 2009. koszyk jest pusty. 0 pil w cookie
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