Outlook 2007 once closed will not reopen must use task manger and end process

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Every time I close Outlook, and go back to the menu bar and try and open it, there is no action.

I must go into the task manager and end the Outlook.exe process. Then it will work properly. I can send and receive messages with no other issues.


Generally caused by integrated Anti Virus, a sync app or other third party add-ins

Raju S Das

Try opening outlook in application safe mode and check if the issue occurs. To open outlook in application safe, click start > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Press and hold the Ctrl key and click "Microsoft Office Outlook 2007". If everything works fine in outlook safe mode, then disable the add-in(s). For information on disabling add-in(s) in outlook check the Microsoft link below:


If this step did not work, create a new profile for outlook and then check if it resolves your issue. Click here for information on creating outlook profiles
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