Outlook is one of Microsoft’s most common services. However, there are occasions when you can encounter an error when attempting to open it. In certain instances, running Outlook in Safe Mode will assist in resolving these issues and ensuring you’re logged in securely and free of any suspected malware.
In general, Safe Mode is a mode of operation that runs a program with the fewest add-ins and dependencies to prevent the corruptive effect that these features might In general, Safe Mode is a mode of operation that runs a program with the fewest add-ins and dependencies to prevent the corruptive effect that these features might have.
In general, Safe Mode is a mode of operation that runs a program with the fewest add-ins and dependencies to prevent the corruptive effect that these features might
When you run a program in safe mode, only the essential parts of it are active. Safe Mode is available for Windows 10 and a number of its software applications, including Microsoft Outlook.
Outlook, like most applications, is vulnerable to startup problems. Using Safe Mode allows you to isolate the problem and determine what it is. Safe Mode also disables all add-ins, particularly useful when an add-in prevents Outlook from properly starting.
When Outlook crashes or detects a problem, it can offer to restart in Safe Mode. Most of the time, however, you must take the initiative and start Outlook in Safe Mode on your own.
How to Run Outlook in Safe Mode
1. The command run
By entering a simple command in the Run command window, you can start Outlook in Safe Mode.
1. On your keyboard, press Win + R to open the Run window. (You can also look in the Start menu for Run.)
2. Type the following code line in the text box and press enter: Outlook.exe /safe
Microsoft Outlook will now launch in Safe Mode.
2. The Start Menu Search Bar
You can also skip the Run window by typing the previously stated Run command directly into the Start menu.
1. In the Start menu, click the search bar.
2. Enter the following code line after Outlook.exe: Outlook.exe /safe
This is compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10. The same command as in the previous method will be executed, and Outlook will be launched in Safe Mode.
3. Holding Down Ctrl
Your administrator may have disabled the Run command for your account in some cases. You can’t use the Run command window to start Outlook in Safe Mode in this situation, but don’t give up! There is a simple workaround for this:
1. Press and hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
2. When keeping down Ctrl, click to open Outlook.exe.
3. Click Yes in the new browser.
You can access Outlook by pressing the Outlook shortcut or looking for it in the start tab. Just remember to hold down Ctrl on your keyboard!