How to Reset Settings on Microsoft Outlook 2010
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the new amped up version of the premium business e-mail management application from Microsoft and provides advanced options for better management and manipulation of data. Microsoft Outlook 2010 features a new rich interface and is also integrated with advanced search & social networking options for simplifying the application usage without affecting its functionality & productivity. The new improved ribbon interface featured in Outlook 2010 allows you to easily toggle with the featured options in the application with minimal complications. Although the Outlook 2010 is a very advanced & user friendly application having comprehensive options for better management of data, some users might experience various issues with it, which will call for a reset of the application settings or its working configuration. Improper configuration of the application giving rise to issues while usage, infection of the application by active threats in the system and corruption of application files/data due to various errors in the application are some of the events or situations that demands a reset of the application to its default settings. The resetting of the application settings to its default state is needed to restore the original functionality of the application during the rise of these kinds of issues. Resetting the application to its default working configuration using various available options help you to restore the functionality of the application under minimal data loss.
Following points discussed below help you to reset Microsoft Outlook 2010 installed in your system to default settings:
- Locating the mail option
- Selecting user profiles
- Resetting by removing accounts
Locating the Mail Option
The easiest and safest method to reset Microsoft Outlook 2010 to default settings is by removing the user profiles stored by the application. In order to do so, the users should first access the mail options in the computer usually denoted by a mailbox or similar icon. In most cases, the mail options will be located in the control panel of the installed operating system and the users having the search feature in their system can also type in the search box for finding the options.
Selecting User Profiles
Now that you have found the mail option in your system, selecting the mail icon will open up another window called mail set-up. The mail set-up Window is a short menu having options to create access and manage the user's profiles stored in the system. There will be an option called ‘show profiles’ in the mail set-up menu of the system which shows up the user profiles stored in the system.
Resetting by Removing Accounts
After accessing the profiles stored in the system using the mail set-up menu, you can delete all your profiles stored in the system using the remove option available in the mail set-up menu. Removing all the stored profiles will in turn remove all customizations done in the application by the users and restarting the system after deleting the profiles will restore the default working configuration and settings of Microsoft Outlook 2010 application.