Run Microsoft® Outlook® 2003 in Safe Mode
What is the need for running Microsoft Outlook 2003 in safe mode. Discuss tips to do so.
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is the new e-mail client program form Microsoft Corporation that is integrated with enhanced and improved features. There are some situations during which you need to run or start Microsoft Outlook 2003 in safe mode. It happens when you get some issues with Microsoft Outlook 2003. The Safe mode allows users to run Microsoft Outlook 2003 with minimum system resources. Thus, you can easily detect and repair issues like corrupted registry and damaged add-in. It is possible that Microsoft Outlook 2003 rejects to run in normal mode. Then, you need to get the safe mode option to run or start Microsoft Outlook 2003.
Following are some tips to run Microsoft Outlook 2003 in safe mode:
- Steps to run in safe mode
- Different safe mode options
- Specify path
Steps to run in safe mode
There are some steps to start Microsoft Outlook 2003 in safe mode. To do this, you need to click on 'Outlook Shortcut' by holding Ctrl key. In Windows Vista Operating System, you need to type "outlook.exe/safe" in the Search field displayed in Start Menu of the system. In a Run window, you need to type "outlook.exe/safe" in the Open field. You can also press down Windows key and R key together to open Run box and type "outlook.exe /safe" to get Microsoft Outlook run in safe mode.
Different safe mode options
There are a number of safe mode options for Microsoft Outlook 2003. You can select any of these options as per your need. The '/safe' is useful to start Microsoft Outlook 2003 without Reading Pane, toolbar customization or extensions. The '/safe1' option starts Microsoft Outlook 2003 with Reading pane off. The '/safe2' starts the program without checking its mail at startup time. The '/safe3' gets Microsoft Outlook 2003 running with extensions turned off and listed in the Add-In Manager. The '/safe4' is useful in opening Microsoft Outlook 2003 without loading *.fav files or Outcmd.dat.
You may just need to type "Outlook.exe and /safe" to get Microsoft Outlook 2003 run in safe mode. But, during some situations, it may not work. At that time, you need to specify the full path to Microsoft Outlook 2003. Usually, the default location of Microsoft Outlook 2003 is Microsoft Office folder in Microsoft Office. You can use the Quick Launch shortcut to browse the file path. To do this, you need to just right click Microsoft Outlook shortcut displayed in Quick Launch toolbar and select 'Properties'.
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