So of course my computer had an inelegant shut-down right during the exact moment that Outlook was retrieving email from the server. Once power was restored, I started up my iMac and attempted to launch Outlook from the dock.
It would not launch. When I clicked on it, it the icon would bounce once and then nothing else would happen. First thing to do is to visit the Console and see what kind of error message you might find in the log. When you launch Console, find the time that the problem occurred. In my case the log looked like this:. Notice what it says at AM. Next step then is to attempt to rebuild the database and this is accomplished by holding the Option or ALT key on your keyboard as you launch Outlook either by clicking on its icon in your dock, or by double-clicking on the application directly.
Hopefully you will then see your computer progress through a rebuilding process that takes 5 steps:. At this point you cross your fingers, take a deep breath and attempt to launch Outlook again. This time you should find that things are back to normal and it will launch normally with a freshly rebuilt and hopefully trouble-free Main Identity database. In my case the log looked like this: Notice what it says at AM. Find and click on Microsoft Office in the list of installed apps and features.
Click Modify. Click Yes if a user account control window appears asking, "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Restart Outlook when the repair process is complete. Repair Outlook , or in Windows 8.
In order to unsubscribe from this article, you will need to unsubscribe from the parent Knowledge Base: Public Knowledge. I may be having the same problem. And then enter a name that will be shown as the sender in the field for Full name. Hi, thank you for the info provided. The interesting thing is, I installed it on my Macbook Pro and there are no issues whatsoever.
Right-click the Start button. Select Control Panel. Make sure Category is selected in the View By list. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
Right-click Microsoft Office and choose Change. Select Online Repair if it is available this depends on the type of Microsoft Office you have installed. Click Repair. Click Yes if a user account control window appears. Repair Outlook , or in Windows 7. Click the Start button. Select Microsoft Office from your list of programs. Click Change. Click Account Settings.
Choose Manage Profiles from the drop-down list. Click Show Profiles. Click Add. Type a name for the new profile in the Profile Name box and click OK.
Follow the prompts to set up your email account in the new profile. Restart Outlook. Choose Change Profile from the drop-down list. Choose the name of the new profile you created in the Profile Name list and click OK. Navigate to the file location that corresponds to your version of Outlook.
EXE to open it. Make sure your Outlook data file is listed as the file you want to scan. If not, you can click Browse and navigate to your data files. Click Start to begin the scan. Click Repair to fix any problems found. Start Outlook when the repair is complete. Type Outlook. Try to open Outlook with the process is complete.
Open any Office application, such as Word or Excel. Go to Help.
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Click Check for Updates. Select Automatically Download and Install under "How would you like updates to be installed? Using the Microsoft utility to rebuild a corrupted database might solve Outlook not opening.
Quit all Microsoft Office applications. Click the identity of the database you want to rebuild.
Click Rebuild. Restart Outlook when the process is complete. Continue Reading.