Upgrade to Windows 10 is known to cause certain problems and Outlook 2016 not opening is one of the most reported issues. In this space, let us look at some troubleshooting steps to resolve this problem and resume Outlook normally.
Solution 1: Make sure Outlook is not in compatibility mode
Compatibility mode is designed to make sure all documents; even the ones created using an older version of Office can be opened with the current version. But this feature, if turned ON, can create certain conflicts with Windows 10. To solve this problem, turn OFF this mode.
To do so, right click on Outlook 2016 application and choose Properties > Compatibility tab and turn OFF ‘Run this program in compatibility mode’ and click Apply. This will turn OFF compatibility mode and now you can restart Outlook 2016 on Windows 2016 to check if it works normally.
Solution 2: Disable Add-ins on Outlook 2016
Add-ins may help improve Outlook 2016 functionalities on Windows 10 but it may also cause certain problems. To disable add-ins, start Outlook in safe mode.
If the above solutions doesn’t help you resolve the issue on Windows 10, there is a possibility that your Outlook 2016 PST file is corrupted. In order to resolve this problem, you can make use of Remo Repair Outlook (PST) which is specialized in PST repair. It is an automated PST repair tool that can repair all kinds of corruption issues in your Outlook 2016 PST files.
The software works on a unique read only fashion to extract data from the corrupt PST file on Windows 10. Then it fixes issues and prepares a new PST by copying all the attribute from corrupt file. This ensures that none of you data goes missing and your original PST file stays intact. Not just that, this tool has the capability to even retrieve your permanenlty deleted Outlook emails, calendars, contacts, journals, notes etc. in quick steps.
Remo Repair PST will take care of automatically finding the PST file to repair, so you don’t have to worry if you are not familiar with PST files or its location (which can be a little hard to locate manually). The entire recovery process just takes few simple steps, and the process is extremely easy as the software interfce is self-explaining.
1. Begin the fixing process by downloading and installing Remo Repair Outlook on your system
2. Then double click on the downloaded .exe file to open the application
3. In the main screen, you can either choose the corrupt PST file manually or allow the software to find it automatically
4. Select a scanning option: Select Normal scan (recommended) to repair corruption in PST files. Select Smart Scan if Normal Scan could not repair the PST file.
5. Then click Repair to begin the repair process and once that’s done, preview all recovered items and save the new PST file
What’s more? Why use Remo Repair Outlook?
In addition to being a pro at repairing PST files, the software also has certain advantages such as
Note: PST file corruption is sometimes inevitable and can happen at times. However, in such cases, data loss can be avoided easily if you have a backup of the PST file. Hence, it is a good idea to always maintain a regular backup copy.