How to enable macros in Outlook 2010

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I recently upgraded from Office 2007 to Office 2010. I have a couple of macros which are still available in Project1-Module1(VBAProject.OTM) but they silently fail from my custom quick launch icons in the new message dialogue. I can load VBA, but when I click Run I get a message box saying that all macros are currently disabled and to check help. I have read about the Outlook 2010 security documentation but can't find a copy of it (broken links). Does anyone know how to enable macros in Outlook 2010 please? Changing the values in Trust Centre doesn't have any effect. Many thanks :)

Ganesh Kumar N

Click on File-> Outlook options-> select trust center towards the left hand side-> click on trust center settings-> you can see macro settings, under macro settings check the box which says enable all macros.

Ganesh Kumar N


That doesn't work. I'm having this same issue and changing it in the trust center still doesn't make the macros work. Still get the error, " Macros in this project are not enabled." :( Any other suggestions?

Sue Mosher - Outlook MVP

Did you restart Outlook after you made the Trust Center change? That's part of the process.


Oh, goodness, no I didn't...and that is one of the things I tell everyone! Thanks.

But, I did that and now I get the following error:

" Run-time error '424':

Object Required"

Guess I'll have to figure out what that error is now...

Sue Mosher - Outlook MVP

now I get the following error:

" Run-time error '424':

Object Required"

Guess I'll have to figure out what that error is now...

If you need help with that, post the code statement.


I have been following your posts here and ran into same trouble and followed all the fixes, and did receive the above run time error this person was quoting, but fixed it, so i thought. I ran the macros and it seemed to be working, sort of....i saw a lot of vcards pop up on my screen, but then this happened.

My microsoft 2010 crashed, a bunch of times of which i had to end task a bunch of times and start it again. Then finally - everything stopped. But now it seems like absolutely nothing happened. I don't know where those cards that kept popping up went. I don't have ANY new contacts in my Outlook 2010.

so, basically i am back at ground 0. I have over 700 .vcf cards in a file on my desktop, and can not figure out how to get them into my outlook 2010 contacts folder.

Any suggestions would help. Thanks.
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