Learn why Microsoft® Outlook Express Language is set to French
What are the causes behind Microsoft Outlook Express being set to French by default? How can it restored back to English?
Microsoft Outlook Express comes with Microsoft Office tool. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation and included in Windows operating system. Microsoft Outlook Express is a powerful email client which provides several tools to manage and organize our digital data such as emails and instant messaging. Microsoft Outlook Express integrates several advanced features and manages multiple POP, IMAP, and Hotmail accounts etc. It is simple to use and flexible. But sometimes Microsoft Outlook Express language changes the default language settings and is set to French language. The reasons for this issue are due to the changes you have made to the system such as installing new hard disk, installing software such as Microsoft Word 2007 etc. You can get rid of these issues either by making some changes in the language settings or installing proofing tools.
Possible causes for Microsoft Outlook Express language set to French by default and different ways to change the language settings from French to English are given below:
- Possible causes
- Changing manually
- Using Proofing Tools
Microsoft Outlook Express is one of the powerful email clients but in some situations creates troubles to the users. Sometimes the default Microsoft Outlook Express language settings may change to French and you cannot change it to English language. This may happen due to several reasons. If you install any hardware such as new hard disk to your Windows system then it may change the language settings. Another common cause for the changing of Default English language to French is due to the installation of new software programs such as MS Word 2007.
You can change the language settings of the system manually. To change the language to default language, open ‘Control Panel’ from ‘Start’ menu. Select ‘Regional and Language Option’ and click on ‘Language’. Then select ‘Details’ and click on ‘Add’ and select ‘English (Unites States)’ from the drop down list. If US INS is not available, then you have to install it from the CD. After making appropriate changes, restart Microsoft Outlook Express and check whether the problem still exists.
If the problem is due to the installation of new program such as Microsoft Office Word 2007, then you need to install proofing tool from the previous version of Microsoft Office. You can get it from any older office suite or from the applications such as Publisher, standalone or FrontPage version of MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Word etc. In order to install proofing tool, run MS Office setup file and select ‘Custom’ options. Uncheck the entire programs icon from the program list and select option at the bottom of the list. Expand the entire Office Shared feature in the next page and locate ‘Proofing Tools’. Expand the proofing tools and select ‘English’ and click ‘Run’.
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