Unable to open Microsoft® Outlook in safe mode
What are the reasons due to which Microsoft Outlook may not open in safe mode?
Microsoft Outlook program that provides users with the management options for the various e-mail accounts encounters some issues while opening the application software. The Microsoft Outlook tool itself would start in the automatic safe mode while any corruptions occur over the program like the existence of any of the add-ins or extensions. The program sometimes could not open even in the safe mode. The reason would be the corruptions occurred on the software. The addition of any of the new add-ons to the application also results in the issue with the opening of the software. The accidental enabling of the extensions that are disabled by the safe mode functionality in the Microsoft Outlook software also causes such preventions in opening the application.
Discussed below are some tips to fix the problems:
- Open in safe mode through the Run command
- Tips to open Microsoft Outlook in safe mode
- Some tips to solve the issue
Open in safe mode through the Run command
The user can open the Microsoft Outlook application through the Run command option if the program does not start normally. The user should click on Start menu and select the run option from the menu. Then type outlook.exe /safe at the text area provided and click ok. The space between the file name and / should be there for enabling the Microsoft Outlook application to start in the safe mode. The user can also provide different switching options for the safe mode starting of the Microsoft Outlook application by specifying the disable of various tools upon the software.
Tips to open Microsoft Outlook in safe mode
Some other ways are also provided to the users for the purpose of opening the Microsoft Outlook application in safe mode. The user should click on the Microsoft Outlook application by pressing and holding on control key. Then the prompt for opening the program in safe mode appears and the user can thus open the application in safe mode. Another option is to start the system in safe mode and type outlook at the run option. Then also the Microsoft Outlook application would open up. Such options for opening Microsoft Outlook in safe mode are referred to as User initiated safe modes.
The user can use other techniques if the above mentioned tips do not solve the issue. Now the cause would be the corruptions on the Microsoft Outlook application. So the user should remove the damaged program from the system and then install a new version of the Microsoft Outlook software. Disable the add-ins on the Microsoft Outlook application software for the purpose of troubleshooting the problems with the safe mode start of the program.
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