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The Outcmd.dat file increases in size each time that you create a custom command bar with a custom control in Outlook forms.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
NOTE: You must apply the Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1) before you use this hotfix.
File name Version --------------------------- Emsmdb32.dll 5.5.3136.0 Envelope.dll 126.96.36.19901 Msmapi32.dll 5.5.3134.0 Omi9.dll 5.5.3134.0 Omint.dll 5.5.3134.0 Outex.dll 8.30.3133.0 Outllib.dll 188.8.131.5221 Outllibr.dll 184.108.40.20621 Sendto9.dll 220.127.116.1101
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2000 SR1.
The Outcmd.dat file does not reduce in size when you delete the custom command bars. Over time, the form may take longer to open if the Outcmd.dat file continues to increase in size.