Monday, June 11, 2012

Microsoft Outlook 2010 is not responding

Outlook 2010 is not responding
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is an application of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. While using Outlook 2010, you may experience a situation where the application freezes and you receive an error message 'outlook is not responding'. Outlook 2010 may not respond due to various reasons like –Outlook may be in use by another process, your mailbox may be too large, or another program may be conflicting with Outlook.

Follow the given instruction to fix Microsoft outlook problem.   

Step1: Install the latest Microsoft Outlook updates using Windows Update.

Step2: Check your Outlook, if it is currently being used by another process (like synchronization or antivirus) or not. This information will be displayed in the horizontal status bar at the bottom of the screen. If you try to perform other actions while Outlook is in use, it may not respond.

Step3: Check add-ins in Outlook, they can occasionally conflict with Outlook. Start Outlook without add-ins or you can also disable the Add-Ins in outlook 2010. Follow the given points.
  •  Click Start and type Outlook/safe in the Run box and click OK.
  •  If the issue is resolved, on the File menu, click Options, and then click Add-Ins. Select COM Add-ins, and then click Go.
  • Click to clear all the check boxes in the list, and then click OK. Restart your Outlook.

Step4: Check to see if your mailbox is oversized or not. If your mail box contains large number of items, then you can move them into separate folders. To create a folder, you can follow the given points.
  • Open your Microsoft Outlook> Folder tab>click New Folder.
  • In the Name box, enter a name for the folder.
  • In the Select where to place the folder list, click the location for the new folder. The new folder will be a sub folder. Then Click OK.
Step5: Repair your outlook data files. When you install Outlook 2010, an Inbox repair tool (scanpst.exe) is also installed on your PC. The Inbox Repair Tool can resolve issues by scanning your Outlook data files, and repairing errors.

Step6: Check you antivirus is updated or not. If your antivirus software is not up-to-date, Outlook may not function properly.

Step7: After completing all the above steps, if your profile is not working, try to create a new profile.

If you want to add your mailbox to Outlook 2010  then follow this blog-How to Add a Mailbox to Outlook 2010 .


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