How to Open Outlook in Safe Mode
If you have an older version of Windows, or you are just getting started with Windows, you probably did not know how to open Outlook in safe mode. Microsoft designed Outlook to be completely compatible with all versions of Windows, but because it is an online application, it needs to make many settings as read/write. When you first open Outlook for the first time, it initially opens in a new user friendly interface. Then, go into the “mail” folder and click on the “otions.”
The next step is to click on the “search” icon and search for the name of the file or folder that you want to open. Outlook will now run a search of the files you specified. It might also perform a full disk scan and verify the integrity of your computer.
If all goes well, your computer should now be running fine. However, there could be some damage that has occurred without you even knowing about it. If you are in safe mode, your computer may not be able to load any programs or utilities. If you experience problems, then you need to restore your normal operating mode.
If you are still in the normal mode, your keyboard can usually get you into safe mode and open Outlook. One of the ways how to open Outlook in safe mode is by pressing the F8 key twice, at the same time, pressing R during your regular typing. This is done to make sure that the computer knows what to do if the home page becomes too busy to read. Once you have your keyboard down, you can type the following commands: start / Restart Outlook, confirm your choice, select default profile, type restore previous settings, click OK.
The problem with this how to open Outlook in safe mode is that it does not restore your previous setting. What usually happens is that your email application will show a message saying that your file is not found. If you have set your default profile to be ready to receive emails on specific times, then this could mean that the default settings were edited. If you had moved something or even removed something from your Outlook storage folder, then that item will be gone from your account. So, you will have to start Outlook in safe mode and remove the items from your main window that is causing the error messages. If you have checked and verified that your hardware is correctly working, then you may proceed.
Another method how to open Outlook in safe mode is to ensure that you have installed updates for Outlook and that you have the service pack updates installed on your computer. This will ensure that Microsoft has been able to make any improvements they know need to be made. It will also help to repair any errors that Outlook might have. Once you have completed the updates and repairs, then you should be able to proceed to continue with how to open Outlook in safe mode process.
The third way how to open Outlook in safe mode is to first minimize all windows and then open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del. Once you have minimized all the windows, then go down to the Start Menu at the bottom of the screen and double click Run. This will open the Run window and navigate to the Program Keys. At the bottom of this window, you will see the word “Program Files”, and you will notice that there is a line that connects your default user profile with Outlook. Click on this link to bring up the associated folder and then click OK.
The final method how to open Outlook in safe mode is to use the Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del. This will open the Task Manager, where you can select “Safe Mode”. If you would like to close this window, then simply press the keys of Esc and then enter. You should note that when you are using the Task Manager, you will find that there are actually many choices for you to choose from, such as the startup item and the Windows Explorer toolbar. Finally, if you would like to undo any changes that you have just made, then you should press Ctrl + Z.