Fix issues with the 'Safe Mode' feature in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is an email client that helps the users to manage their different email accounts efficiently. It offers support for multiple email accounts allowing the users to manage their different email accounts using the same interface and controls. The email protocols supported are POP3, IMAP, and HTTP. It has options for managing contacts, creating filters and special folders, etc. Microsoft Office 2007 comes with a separate operating mode called ‘Safe Mode’. The Safe Mode can be used for troubleshooting the errors in the program which cannot be fixed using the normal mode. Microsoft Office 2007 can be opened in Safe Mode when it is unable to open in normal mode. Safe Mode opens Microsoft Office 2007 without any user defined settings and add-ins.
Discussed below are causes due to which Microsoft Office 2007 runs only in Safe Mode and the different ways for fixing issues that may come up:
- Ways to run in Safe Mode
- Reasons for running in Safe Mode
- Fix issues in Safe Mode
Ways to Run in Safe Mode
Many of the problems of Microsoft Office 2007 can be fixed if it is opened in Safe Mode. So it is a good idea to run Microsoft Office 2007 in Safe Mode when you are experiencing problems. Microsoft Office 2007 in Safe Mode can be opened in many ways. Either you can hold the ‘Ctrl’ key while opening Microsoft Office 2007. Alternately, open ‘Run’ from ‘Start’ menu and type 'outlook.exe/safe'. Then press ‘Enter’ key to open Microsoft Office 2007 in Safe Mode.
Reasons for Running in Safe Mode
When Microsoft Office 2007 is affected by problems, it will open only in Safe Mode. The Add-ins installed in Microsoft Office 2007 can sometimes cause the problem. Conflicts with Windows Search Service can also make Microsoft Office 2007 run only in Safe Mode.
Fix issues in Safe Mode
Since there are a lot of ways due to which Microsoft Office 2007 does not open in Normal Mode, users have to use different methods to resolve them as well. If the issue is caused by Add-ins, you need to disable them. To do this, open Microsoft Office 2007 in Safe Mode. Click on ‘Tools’ and select ‘Trust Center’. Click ‘Add-ins’ in the Trust Center window. Select 'COM Add-Ins in the list near 'Manage' and click the button 'GO'. Uncheck the box next to 'Windows Search Email Indexer' and click 'OK'.
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