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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to sort columns?

To sort a column just click a column header. To revert sorting click this header again. To sort multiple column press and hold the Shift key on the keyboard and click more...


How to restore default columns, their sorting order and layout?

Just click the button "Columns" and then "Restore default". Back to FAQ more...


How to change location of the task database file?

As default the task database is stored as a single file in the following location: C:\Users\\Documents\DesktopReminder\tasks.dr2 Sometimes you need to share more...


How to show the main program window with the task list after Windows start/boot?

Showing the task list after the Windows start can be configured in the program options. "Start with Windows" check box must be selected. In the "After Windows start" drop more...


Why there is no history for completed tasks?

Tasks after they're done are deleted, unless they're repeated. If a task is repeated - its start time will be rescheduled and the task will be repositioned in the task more...


How actions work?

Actions are executed after the task start time comes. An action could be an execution a shell command, starting a program or opening a document or a web page. Actions more...


How links work?

Links are similar to attachments. A task can be linked with an external document or a web page. After the link is clicked the document or the web site is open with an more...


How to import tasks from other programs?

You can import holidays and other events stored in the iCalendar file (*.ics). The iCalendar format is currently the most supported and widely used standard to interoperate more...


How to restore tasks from the backup files?

What is backup? Once a day a backup file is created if there is at least one task defined. The backup file is created in the same directory the database file is stored more...


How to modify task categories?

Since Desktop-Reminder 2.52 categories can be customized in the Desktop-Reminder PRO. The FREE version of the program offers fix set of categories. Back to FAQ more...


Can Desktop-Reminder concurrently work in a multi user environment?

Synchronizing the database file using DropBox or other synchronization services based on synchronizing files across internet is not supported . more...


How to activate Desktop-Reminder PRO version?

After purchasing the PRO version of Desktop-Reminder you get an email with the key file (*.keyDR) attached. Copy the file *.keyDR in a secure place, not accessible for more...


How to uninstall Desktop-Reminder?

Desktop-Reminder can be uninstalled as every other Windows program - using the Add/Remove programs dialog. In some rare cases the uninstall routine can refuse work telling more...


How to edit the configuration file DesktopReminder2.exe.config?

The configuration file contains advanced settings of Desktop-Reminder. If you are not sure, what you're doing, do not modify the configuration file! If you must modify more...


How to set time interval between notifications in the notification area of windows task bar?

As default the time interval between notifications is set to 6 hours but you can set it to any other value in minutes. For changing the value please do the following: more...


How to change amount of the backup files?

Changing the amount of the backup files is possible only by editing the configuration file of Desktop-Reminder. This file is default located in the following location more...


How to prepare Desktop-Reminder XCopy/Portable Version?

Desktop-Reminder XCopy/Portable does not differ from the installed version using DesktopReminderSetup.exe. For using the xcopy/portable version the following steps must more...


How to change the "Remind later" interval?

As default the "Remind later" button repeats the alarm in 5 minutes. Since Desktop-Reminder v. 2.117 some other value can be set by modifying the program configuration more...


Desktop Reminder does not work any more. What to do?

In a rare case of corrupting the program settings Desktop-Reminder v.2.56 and earlier cannot work anymore. In such a case please download and start the following tool more...


Desktop-Reminder has stopped working if AVG-Antivirus is active

New: After retesting on 19th Nov 2016 the following error could not be reproduced. AVG seems to fix the bug in their antivirus program. Since August 2015, after an update more...

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