Corrupt Profile in Microsoft® Outlook Express
How to fix corrupt profile issue in Microsoft Outlook Express?
The profiles are the storage places created on Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail client application for the purpose of including different e-mail accounts and program preferences. The profiles can be created, managed and removed from Microsoft Outlook Express application by the user. The removal of profiles would arise while the profiles get corrupted due to any issues. When the users open Microsoft Outlook Express application, the window would close immediately without any prompts. At certain instances, the window would not open up on the system. The profile corruption issue would also cause data loss on user systems. The contacts that are saved on the profile would get damaged, and also prevents the user to send and receive e-mails from the account. Windows Operating System also fails to load the corrupted profile on the system. The immediate removal of profile after saving the data is the most efficient way to solve the issues with profile corruptions.
Discussed below are the reasons, and ways to fix corrupt profile issue in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Move data from corrupted profile
- Remove profile and recreate it
The corruptions of profiles in Microsoft Outlook Express would be the result of any changes that have been made on the system. The upgrade process done on Operating System may result in such issues. The existence of any of the infections or attacks on the system and on Microsoft Outlook Express application also results in such issues with the users. The corruptions also occur while the user works on damaged Microsoft Outlook Express software.
Move data from corrupted profile
The immediate solution for profile corruption issue on Microsoft Outlook Express application is transferring of data from corrupted profile to any other location. The user can either transfer the data on the profile while removing or deleting the corrupted profile or the data should be exported to a new profile created on the application or to any of the system files. The files and data on the corrupted profile are removed for the purpose of preventing files from corruptions.
The user can remove Microsoft Outlook Express profile that causes issue either through the registry editor window or through the application window itself. Open the application window and select 'select identity’ option. Choose 'manage identity' option from switch identities window. Find the profile or identity that is corrupted and click on 'remove' option. Confirm the action and thus remove the profile. Recreate the profile with the same details at the application after removing the corrupted profile.
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