How to fix Microsoft Outlook® 2007 Slow to Open Issue?
Microsoft Outlook 2007 helps users to receive their respective e-mails, news and even attachments into the system. It also has some special tools and helps to manage tools, such as calendars, contacts and much more. There may be certain reasons for Outlook 2007 to become slow; this may be due to the personal folder file (PST) in Outlook 2007 occupies large space and it may affect the performance of this tool. Thus, it results in slow operation of Outlook 2007. Some other causes are bulk e-mails, old messages in system folder, etc. There are numerous ways to fix this issue, such as compressing the PST files, configuring Outlook 2007 in order to remove deleted e-mails from PST and also moving old messages to an archive file. In order to improve the performance and speed of Outlook 2007, you may need to reduce the size of Outlook 2007 PST files.
Let us talk about some tips to fix the issues with Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Remove the deleted data from Outlook 2007
- Creating an archive file in Outlook 2007
- Compressing PST File of Outlook 2007
Remove the Deleted Data From Outlook 2007
In order to fix the issues that are resulting in slow running or opening of Outlook 2007, you need to remove the deleted data. For this, you need to select 'Run' dialog box, then type 'regedit' and press 'Enter'. This may take you to Registry Editor. With the help of folder tree navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 12.0 and > Outlook. Then, right-click on the 'Outlook' folder and then select 'New' and 'Key'. Now, a new folder is created. Name the folder as 'PST' and select it. After this you may have to name the value 'PSTNullFreeOnClose' and have to double-click on it. Change the number shown in 'Value data' and click 'OK'.
Creating an Archive File in Outlook 2007
Creating an archive file in Outlook 2007 may also solve this problem to an extent. For this, you may need to select the file in Outlook 2007. Then, you may have to click on 'Archive', then 'Archive all folders' and then click 'OK'. You have an option to move all older items to the archive also.
Compressing PST File of Outlook 2007
Compressing the PST files may also lead to resolution of this issue. For this, you need to select the 'Account Settings' and navigate to the 'Personal Files'. Then, you need to select the 'Settings' option. Click on the 'Compact Now' option. By doing so, Outlook removes all the old data from the PST file in order to reduce its size.
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