The file OLMAPI32.dll is incompatible with Microsoft Outlook. Install Outlook again.

Status
Not open for further replies.
T

TRKN

I started with a Windows Vista 64 bit home premium machine that included the free upgrade to Windows 7 when it came out. Since loading the windows 7 I have had nothing but problems with programs as diverse as Microsoft Outlook, and The entire Autodesk Inventor 2009 suite.
Outlook simply crashes anytime someone sends me anything with an attachment in it. I get the ollowing message; The file OLMAPI32.dll is incompatible with Microsoft Outlook. Install Outlook again.
I even removed outlook completly and reinstalled it, same thing, so I moved up to the Outlook 2010 Beta and it will work for a day, then right back where I started with the same crash.
This is particuarly frustrating because as soon as Outlook gets the mail, it has removed it from my providers dserver, so eventhough I am unable to openit with Outlook, it is also no longer avalaible for anything else to open.
I also own a copy of the Autodesk 2009 Inventor Suite that includes Autocad, Autocad Mechanical and Inventor 2009. I have no reason to upgrade this software because it is very expensive already and does what I want, but it willnot open at all on this operating system.
As much as I hated Vista, I am about to have to format this drive and reload Vista on it unless I can locate a copy of XP somewhere I can purchase.
Is there any answers coming for this obscene operating system that just says, "Upgrade your old software and don't bother me" when you ask for the answer to these problems?

And why would it not even allow Outlook to wortk with it? These are both actual Microsoft products for heavens sake! I don't think a Mac would have this trouble.
 
M

Matthew Arkin [MVP]

Hi,

Have you tried reinstalling outlook? You can also change your Outlook email account settings so that it keeps the files on the server after sending and receiving.

Have you tried running Autodesk in compatibility mode?

Matthew Arkin - Microsoft Partner - http://twitter.com/Microsoft_Cares - All posts are "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied
 
T

TRKN

Maththew,
Thanks, I have removed and reinstalled Outlook, and I will set it to keep my files on the server until I get this mess worked out. I have also tryed every compatibility mode that is offerd and have no changes in the problem at all.
I beleive the problem with the OLMAPI32.dll is something that is being distorted by windows as I was also having this problem with my Outlook 2007. That is what drove me to install the Outlook 2010 beta. Nothing else seems to work.
The thing I am having trouble understanding is that there is not a flood of reports on this. That tells me there is something on my computer specifically that is causing it.

Anyway, I did the full backup today and tomorrow morning the thing goes back to factory setup with Vista home premium. At least things worked when it was running that even though I could make a cup of coffee while it booted up.

If you have any other ideas, please send them on. I will continue to check this site for answers.

Again, Thanks for trying. Anyone else got suggestions that do not include black powder or buying a Mac?
 
M

Marilyn-Support Engineer

Hello TRKN,

I am moving your post to the Office Outlook category to see if there is an Office guru there that can assist with the OLMAPI32.dll issue.

Thanks,Marilyn
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think
 
M

msresolve99

TRKN,
OLMAPI32.dll is installed By outlook. But when you uninstall Outlook, it does not get removed. There have been some updates giving rise to this issue.
Some checkpoints
Ensure you dont have 2 versions of outlook / office installed . If so , remove the older version and repair the other
Do you have an exchange account configured ? If not sure, you can use the Control Panel > Mail > Email accounts to check this .
Try removing the OLMAPI32.dll from the C:\Program Files\ Microsoft Office\ Office 12 Then repair Office.
Try updating to the latest Service Pack
 
O

office710sucksbigtime



Hi

I am a deep user of excel [and moderate word]. When 2007 was released I vomitted for days and quickly determined that the likely psychological damage would be much more than prosac could handle. Hence i have resisted upgrading and persevered with 2003 as long as i could. In essence MS have completely stuffed a sound working system and buried all my favourite commands and activities under a kindergarten pile of dumb-as-paint graphical interface elements that are meaningless. As has always been my motto MS should not try to fix a non-existent problem - but the usual capitalist greed clearly over-ruled and here we are with comtemptable rubbish that completely fails to meet the needs of users. Any attempts to continue to work with excel 2007 at the level of work that i do are utterly futile.

My first question is who is paying the $120/hr for 12 months to start all over again with a system that is designed for idiots but simply cannot be used by those with abilities that were intensely developed over many years?

And now for the real problem ... when firing outlook 2007 I continue to get this incompatible warning and cannot resolve. Against all the odds I have both 2003 and 2007 installed. In CP the buttons to add/remove software are not live, so i cannot remove 2003 even if i finally decide that it must be done.

XP pro on a networked machine

I do get the standard message, then a reinstall completes successfully, but 2007 outlook continues to refuse a boot.

Any clues out there to assist?
 
O

office710sucksbigtime



Oh well ... that went down like a lead balloon ... the truth hurts I guess, and people develop loyalties over time. Such is life.

That said, another morning of extreme pain and sheer frustration wasted trying to get Excel to do anything productive. 35 minutes to find how to add a chart title, then 0.637 seconds to link to a cell reference so that it's dynamic. So far another 48 minutes trying to get x-axis labels to be text appearing in column headings. What an absolute abortion of a piece of software [actually it should be called hardware since there is nothing soft about it at all] ... maybe Lotus will make a comback :)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
P Outlook pst file is too huge with POP3. How to save more space? Using Outlook 4
G Cannot Move Autocomplete File to New Computer Using Outlook 15
B Outlook 2013 erratically deleting original file that is attached Using Outlook 0
I Outlook 365 - import/attach PST file that used POP3 Using Outlook.com accounts in Outlook 0
M Deleting attachments does not reduce file size Using Outlook 0
P PST file is getting huge under POP 3 Using Outlook 2
I Saving attachments from multiple emails and updating file name Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
F Script for zip file attachment Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
M Export-Import .pst file problems Using Outlook 2
L Cannot open PST file for first session each day Using Outlook 6
L How to Import Exchange OST file into Outlook? Using Outlook 3
J Outlook 2010 Changing events in Outlook calendar via opening file, importing CSV Using Outlook 0
C Can't create Outlook data file Outlook Wishlist 0
S What's in a PST file? Using Outlook 1
S automate save the .xlxs file to share Network Using Outlook 1
L Outlook Office 365 client: won't remember my setting File, not to collapse ribbon Using Outlook 2
B Outlook 2010 Can not find a certain file in M/S Outlook 2010. Using Outlook 1
A Order of Recent Items in Attach File List Using Outlook 5
J How to open OST file in Outlook 2019 & 2016 Using Outlook 1
W error with the permission for the file Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
L What are the risks of opening an Outlook 2016 .pst file in Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 4
DoctorJellybean Preserve OST file location in new installation? Using Outlook 4
RBLampert Assigning a newly (re)created e-mail account to a specific .pst data file Using Outlook 2
A Populate Listbox from Txt File Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
M Same file "stuck" on top of file list in "Attach File" drop down Using Outlook 4
A Populate Textbox from Txt File Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
A Read and Write to Text File Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
geofferyh How to change the Attachment File Name? Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
S Moving .OST file location unsuccessful! Using Outlook 6
S auto-mapping mailboxes in outlook impacting an ost file? Exchange Server Administration 2
DariTrevino MIcrosoft Outlook PST file cannot repair Using Outlook 1
GregS Can't access archive file Using Outlook 5
P how to remove unwanted PST file default categories assigned to many calendar entries Using Outlook 7
B What is best IMAP .OST file to .PST file converter solutions? Using Outlook 1
R Copy Outlook Public Folders to a File Server Shared Folder Using Outlook 0
J what file contains contacts, tasks and appointments stored locally? Using Outlook 1
semnaitik Is it possible to recover content from a 0KB PST file? Using Outlook 3
R VBA | Chosing path to save file Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
P Outlook 2013 opens with FILE tab selected. Using Outlook 3
BretAB Connected vs Connected Headers vs OST file. Exchange Server Administration 2
BretAB Connected vs Connected Headers vs OST file. Using Outlook 2
AbbieWhite The problem with a fairly large file. Using Outlook 3
E Copying data from e-mail attachement to EXCEL file via macro Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 38
R How To Repair OST File & Export OST File to Outlook PST ? Using Outlook 3
J OUTLOOK 2016 FILE STORAGE WHERE COMMAND Using Outlook 12
I Flagged emails in pst file corrupt to do list Using Outlook 12
P Import an .ics file to a specific calendar Using Outlook 4
T exporting contacts names reversed in CSV file Using Outlook 8
R Quick Access view in File Explorer when saving attachments Using Outlook 0
O How to display number of items per .pst file Using Outlook 7
Similar threads


















































Top