Outlook Logging

rinconmike

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Outlook version
Outlook 365 64 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Hi. I have Office 365 for Enterprise (Version 2202 Build 16.0.14931.20128) 64-bit

My computer had slowed on boot where after a restart or start from power off when the windows dots stop spinning, there is a 18 second black screen to the login screen. It is Win 10 21H2. I do not have fast startup turned on.

I tried chkdsk and sfc and all was fine.

I then deleted the temp files in this folder:

C:\Users\myprofile\AppData\Local\Temp\

But I did not delete the files in "Outlook Logging" which had around 35,000 files totaling around 3GB. Files dates started July 2021 when I first setup this computer.

No change in the delay.

I then deleted a third of the files in "Outlook Logging" and the delay dropped to 12 seconds.

I then deleted temp files in the Outlook Logging prior to 3/1/22 and the delay dropped to 5 seconds which is comparable to a new similar system I just setup and have not installed Office 365 yet.

Any idea why these temp Outlook Files would cause this?

Most of the temp file start with "SearchProtocolHost_7_0_19401_"

I do not have logging enabled in the Outlook settings.

Any way to stop the logging or automatically clean it up?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
But I did not delete the files in "Outlook Logging" which had around 35,000 files totaling around 3GB. Files dates started July 2021 when I first setup this computer.

I have no idea why they caused outlook to start slowly but they should self-delete as they age past 5 days.

I have a reg key that can disable logging of most files - but not the search ones.


You can also add DisableDefaultLogging keys for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
 

rinconmike

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Outlook 365 64 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
thanks for the reply. It is not outlook starting slowly, it slowed down booting windows. I confirmed deleting these temp files gets rid of the delay on windows boot on two computers.
 

rinconmike

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Outlook 365 64 bit
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yes. Outlook runs ok. It is just the outlook logs do not auto delete and caused a delay in windows boot. From a cold start, when windows boots there are spinning dots under the Dell logo. the dots stop spinning and the screen goes black before the login screen. On a fresh install, the black screen is there for 4 or 5 seconds. On one machine it was 18 seconds and anther it was 45 seconds. I deleted the outlook logging temp files and on these two machines it went to around 5 seconds.
 

rinconmike

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Outlook 365 64 bit
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Outlook is starts normally, it not set to start automatically.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Try the registry keys... it won't help with the search* etl files. Hopefully deleting them will fix the self-deletion problem.
 
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