Opening Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 In Safe Mode
Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 helps users to communicate with important contacts, manage e-mail conversations and monitor your schedule. It has a new feature to Sync multiple e-mail accounts. It has a Schedule view with which you are able to share your calendar with others and access theirs. In addition, frequently used groups of calendars can be saved. If there are any issues when working with Microsoft® Outlook® 2010, you should start Outlook® in Safe Mode. This will help you in diagnosing the cause of issues and resolve them. The Safe Mode could be opened by typing outlook.exe/safe in Run command box. Sometimes Windows® returns an error saying that it cannot find the file. In such cases, you need to use the full path to Outlook®. The default location is usually C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice2010. You can also use Quick Launch shortcut for the file path. This could be done by clicking on Outlook® shortcut on Quick Launch toolbar and choosing Properties.
- Startup Errors
- Outlook Crashing Frequently
- Issues with Social Connector
Sometimes there would be some start up issues with Microsoft® Outlook® 2010. If Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 worked correctly the last time you used it and nothing has changed about your account configuration, you also need to check whether it works correctly in Safe Mode or not. Starting Outlook® in Safe Mode will prevent several settings files from being loaded. If it works fine in Safe Mode, the reason for the issue could be an add-in, corrupt settings file, etc.
Outlook Crashing Frequently
If Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 is crashing while working, then you need to restart it in Safe Mode. If the issue is resolved with Safe Mode, the reason would be any of the add-ins you have installed. Disable all your add-ins. After this, you can start Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 normally again and see if it works now.
Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 has a feature to connect to social websites such as LinkedIn®, Facebook, MySpace, etc. Sometimes your Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 may crash with these social connectors. In such cases, you need to start Outlook® in Safe mode and then uninstall and reinstall the connector to work without issues.