Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 crashes on startup
Learn about reasons due to which Microsoft Outlook 2010 crashes on startup and how to fix the issues
With the introduction of Office Suite 2010 by Microsoft, some of the major changes have been made in the Outlook program only. With several advanced features as compared to earlier versions of Outlook, the 2010 version has become more user friendly and has many advanced features. If you are using Outlook 2010, sometimes it might crash on startup. Let us have a look at some of its reasons and know how to resolve them.
The following points will tell you why Outlook 2010 crashes on startup and how to fix the possible issues:
- The issue when Outlook 2010 crashes on startup
- Plugin problem
- Merging with old data file
The issue when Outlook 2010 crashes on startup
Sometimes Outlook 2010 program crashes when you try to open it. You will note that it works absolutely fine in safe mode, but whenever you try to open it outside the safe mode, it crashes. All the other programs of Office Suite 2010, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, might remain absolutely unaffected. You try to solve the issue by uninstalling Outlook and then reinstalling it. Ensure that Outlook 2010 has been updated.
Most probably, your Outlook 2010 crashes on startup because of some plugin problem. You must have enabled your OL plugins and deleting or renaming them may be of great help. Even if you delete or rename your outcmd.dat file, the OL will recreate it and in such a situation, deleting the .dat file will solve the problem.
Perhaps, your Outlook 2010 crashes on startup because your new data files merge with the old data files. In order to disable this, you should go to 'Start' menu, right click on the Outlook icon, go to 'Properties' > 'data files' > 'create new data file' and select 'do not merge with the old data file' option. Once you have done that, you will need to open your files and also import your e-mails, contacts and folders. You will need to delete all the duplicate files in your folders manually, but at least, you will be able to use your feature-rich Outlook 2010 once again.
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