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Outlook

Outlook used to take me about 3 seconds to load. Suddenly, it is taking me 3 minutes. I've rebooted several times but doesn't help. When Outlook finally opens, all of its email functions work fine. Everything else on PC works fine. I have Windows 7 (32 bit). What's going on and how do I fix it?

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There are now how many versions of outlook?

Before you begin any change, scan or repair, make sure you can survive the total wipe of outlook.

How long has it been since you compacted the outlook database?
Did you try Outlook's safe mode? (not the OS, bu Outlook.)

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Inbox size

Archive emails from Inbox to lower it's size. When you open an email program, often the Inbox "file" also loads and the bigger it gets, the longer it takes to load.

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Inbox Size

I deleted all messages in Inbox and Deleted Items but problem still persists.

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(NT) Save your contacts, then uninstall & reinstall Outlook.
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(NT) And before we reinstall, Outlook's Safe Mode does what?
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Management for Inbox Size

Just deletion is not enough for reducing size of Inbox file size. After deletion of unnecessary items, you should execute 'Compact Now' operation MS Outlook to free occupied memory blocks by deleted items.

After performing compaction process, you would be able to enjoy barrier less and fast email service in Windows 7 Outlook premises.

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Outlook

Hi,

Why don't you create a new Outlook profile and check if outlook opens soon in the new profile. If, it does, then i guess there might be some issue with your existing Outlook profile.

Also, sometimes, antivirus software or firewall might be causing such issues.

Regards,
Mush

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Problem Solved

I found Outlook would start just fine in its Safe Mode which suggested some Add-on was causing its problem. Through trial and error I found the Add-on that was causing it. After removing it, Outlook now works fine. Thanks to all who offered suggestions.

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