Are you having trouble keeping Outlook open?
Whether you’re using Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007, it is important to understand that no Outlook version is perfect. Although Microsoft fixes bugs regularly and provides better features in each successive version, no Outlook user is completely free from problems.
Ever encountered a problem where you open Outlook but it closes immediately? If yes, you are in the right place because we are going to help you resolve this problem using some simple solutions.
Solution 1: Repair Microsoft Office
Your Outlook may be behaving this way, possibly due to some inherent problem with Office. This can be repaired using the Repair feature that is already available in your system.
To repair Microsoft Office, follow the steps below.
- Click on the Start button and select Settings
- Select Apps > Apps & Features
- Select Microsoft Office and click Change
Then follow the instructions in the repair wizard to repair Office. You can select Quick Repair if the severity of the problem is low. So try this first, but if it doesn’t help solve your problem, click Online Repair for a more detailed repair process.
Once the repair process is complete, restart your system and launch Outlook to check if the problem is resolved.
Solution 2: Disable add-ins
Although add-ins enhance the experience of using Outlook and provide some useful features, they can sometimes cause conflicts and errors. This problem can be resolved by disabling the add-ins.
- Open Outlook and click on File > Options
- Select Add-ins > COM Add-ins from the Manage drop-down menu
- Then click on Go
- Uncheck all the add-ins that are enabled and restart Outlook
Now if Outlook works normally, then select one add-in that was selected earlier and restart Outlook. Repeat for all the add-ins. If the error reproduces, the selected add-in is the one causing trouble and needs to be disabled.
Solution 3: Use Remo PST Repair software
If the above solutions don’t help you resolve the problem with Outlook, then it is most likely an issue with the PST file. PST file is nothing but a data file that stores all Outlook data on your computer. This file can get corrupted due to various reasons such as improper handling of Outlook, PST file exceeding size limit or bad sectors on the storage area where PST files are stored.
When this PST file is corrupted, you may face various issues like difficulty in opening Outlook (like in this case) or other error messages like ‘Outlook PST cannot be opened’ etc.
Repair Outlook opening issues using Remo Repair software
In order to repair Outlook, it is imperative that you repair the associated PST file and for this purpose, there is no better way than to use Remo Repair PST. It is a tool specialized in repairing all kinds of PST files like oversized, compressed or password-protected files.
All corruption issues from simple to complex ones can be fixed using this tool. Once the PST file is fixed, import the repaired file to Outlook and get your Outlook back to working again. Isn’t that cool? Remo Repair works with all versions of Outlook and Windows, so you don’t need to bother about compatibility too. What’s more? Download a trial version for free and check out the software.