Microsoft® Outlook 2010 in Safe Mode
When do you need to open Microsoft Outlook 2010 in Safe Mode?
Safe mode is capable of ensuring safer usage. It is accessed for either repairing or bypassing the source of the issue. If people find it difficult to work with Microsoft Outlook 2010 or if they feel that there is something wrong in the functionality then it is recommended to start Microsoft Outlook 2010 in safe mode. You are also recommended to use any of the safe switches. If any of the add-ins or customization files are badly affected, you will have to open Microsoft Outlook 2010 in safe mode in order to solve the issue. As a result, the Outlook gets loaded without add-ins and customization files to a great extent. In cases where there is no change in configuration and Outlook worked properly the previous time it was used, you can check whether everything is perfect using the safe mode. Starting Microsoft Outlook 2010 in Safe Mode is also beneficial as it is capable of turning off the Reading Pane and protects the data from being lost since it includes the backup feature. Microsoft Outlook 2010 can be started in Safe Mode by either using Run/Control or by creating a shortcut.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to have a clear idea on starting Microsoft Outlook 2010 in safe mode:
- Starting Microsoft Outlook 2010 in Safe Mode using Run/Control
- Starting Microsoft Outlook 2010 in safe mode by creating a shortcut
- Issues and tips to fix
Microsoft Outlook 2010 can be started in Safe Mode either by using the Run command or by using the Control button. Click the Microsoft Outlook 2010 shortcut on the desktop, start menu or the Quick Launch toolbar while holding the Control button on the keyboard. Then an option will be shown asking the user whether he wants to start Outlook in safe mode. In case of Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating systems type outlook.exe/safe in the search box found in the start menu.
Find the location of outlook.exe on the system and using the safe switch creates a shortcut. Right click on the desktop to choose ‘Shortcut’ from ‘New’. Locate outlook.exe by typing the path or by browsing. After that, leave a space on the same line and type /safe. All these should be included within quotes. Click ‘Next’, name the shortcut created and then click ‘Finish’.
Microsoft Outlook 2010 fails on start up if it is not up to date. This can be solved by installing the up to date version that is compatible with it. A damaged installation can result in constant failure while start up. This can also be resolved by making sure that all the versions are configured correctly so that the user gets the maximum benefits while working in the safe mode. Just typing outlook.exe is only required while you start up Outlook in Safe Mode. But there are cases when the operating Systems find it insufficient to find the required file. The full path to Microsoft Outlook 2010 will have to be typed in to solve this issue.
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