Outlook not loading guide

Microsoft Outlook is excellent full-featured, powerful, and dependable email software. However, you can run into problems with Outlook not loading or opening at times. When you choose the Microsoft Outlook program from the Start menu or a shortcut icon, it won’t depend on the issue you are having and the version of Microsoft Outlook you are using.

Why is Outlook not loading?

The Outlook may not function properly for a variety of reasons. These are some of the reasons:

  • Problems with the Outlook service.
  • Internet connectivity issues
  • There is an issue in the app that requires an update.
  • Problems in the app’s latest update
  • Add-ons that are broken
  • Defective Outlook PST file
  • An infected profile
  • Issues with the navigation pane.

How to fix Outlook not loading in Mac?

The troubleshooting options listed below are for Outlook 2016 for Mac and Outlook 2011 for Mac.

Step 1: Check for updates: A recent update may contain a fix for the issue of outlook not starting. Even if you can’t launch outlook, check for and install any available updates. After that, go to Help and see if there are any updates. Then select update to download and install all available updates.

Step 2: Rebuild the Outlook database: The problem of outlook not opening on a Mac could be solved by using the Microsoft program to rebuild a broken database.

  • Close all Office programs.
  • To open the Microsoft Database Utility, use the option key and select the Outlook icon in the Dock.
  • Choose the database’s identity that you want to create
  • Rebuild is the best option.
  • When the process is complete, restart outlook.

How to Fix Outlook Not opening in Windows

If you’re using outlook on a Windows computer and won’t open with issues, attempt the troubleshooting steps in the sequence listed above, starting with the easiest way up to the most difficult.

Open Outlook in Safe Mode

If outlook normally opens in Safe Mode, the problem is likely caused by an add-in or toolbar extension.

Disable Add-ins

One or more add-ins may be incompatible with outlook and cause the issue. Disable all add-ins to check if the problem goes away.

  • Step 1: Go to File and then Options. Then there are add-ons.
  • Step 2: Select go from the Manage section.
  • Step 3: Uncheck the boxes next to the add-ins you want to turn off.
  • Step 4: Click the OK button.

Repair Outlook won’t loading

The Outlook application may have been harmed. To fix it, use the built-in Microsoft Office repair tool.

  • Step 1: Exit any Office programs.
  • Step 2: From the start menu, select the control panel.
  • Step 3: Select Category View.
  • Step 4: Select Uninstall a Program from the Programs area.
  • Step 5: Select Change from the context menu when you right-click Microsoft Office.
  • Step 6: Select Online Repair or Repair from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 7: When the operation is finished, restart outlook.

Repair Your Outlook loading Profile

Outlook profiles can become corrupted, resulting in various issues, including the inability to launch outlook.

  • Step 1: Go to File, Account Settings, and Account Settings again.
  • Step 2: Select the Email option from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 3: Select Repair from the drop-down menu to launch the Repair wizard.
  • Step 4: Finish the procedure and restart outlook by following the prompts.

Repair Outlook loading Data Files

If outlook still won’t open, try using the Inbox Repair tool to figure out what’s wrong and maybe fix it.

Step 1: Shut down Outlook.

Step 2: Download and run the Microsoft Inbox Repair Tool.

Step 3: Go to Browse and find your personal folders file, then click Start.

Step 4: If the scan reveals issues, select Repair.

Step 5: When the repairs are finished. Outlook should be restarted

Reset the Navigation Pane

The Outlook may fail to open properly due to a navigation pane startup issue. It’s possible that resetting the navigation window will fix the problem.

Step 1: Shut down Outlook.

Step 2: Click Start, then Run or press Windows + R on your keyboard.

Step 3: Select OK after typing or pasting outlook.exe.

Step 4: Go to Outlook and open it.

The navigation pane will be reset to its default state.

How to fix outlook not loading emails?

Make sure I am connected to the Net

Step 1: Go and open the browser. Type Google.com in the address bar at the top, then press Enter or Return.

Step 2: Verify that the Google sites appear.

Select Google search after entering a search term.

Step 3: Double-check that your search results appear.

Check if work Offline is Toggled.

Make sure work offline isn’t turned on in outlook. Working offline makes outlook appear to be online, but you’ll only be able to access mail that’s already been stored.

Step 1: open outlook.

Step 2: Look at the Outlook window’s bottom. Outlook is not connected to the internet if it says functioning offline or disconnected.

Step 3: Select Send/Receive from the drop-down menu. To reconnect, select work offline.

Check for updates

Step 1: From the start menu, select Settings.

Step 2: Select Update and Security from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: On the left, pick Windows Update, and then Check for Updates.

Step 4: After the system has finished scanning for updates, it will download and install the most recently available updates.

Step 5: If the system prompts you to restart, please do so as soon as possible; otherwise, the update process will fail to complete.

Restart and Install the Update

Step 1: Go to the Start menu and then to Power.

Step 2: Select Restart or Update and Restart from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Your computer will restart after closing any active apps and applying pending updates.

Check Outlook Settings

If you know your mail server settings, you can double-check that nothing was accidentally changed.

Step 1: Open Outlook.

Step 2: From file Menu select file

Step 3: Go back to Account Settings and select it again.

Step 4: After that, choose your email. 

Make Sure the Date and Time are correct.

The Date and Time settings on your computer are used to encrypt emails sent between you and your mail provider, making it safer.

Step 1: From the Start, select settings.

Step 2: Decide on the date and time, as well as the language.

Step 3: On the left, select Date and Time. It’s normally better to have set time automatically selected, the time zone correctly set, and daylight-saving time automatically switched on. To ensure that it shows the correct time and date, check the top of the computer.

Make Sure the Country or Region is Right

For some mail providers, such as Google, Windows Mail needs region information to connect to the right mail server.

Step 1: From the start menu, select settings.

Step 2: Decide on the date and time, as well as the language.

Step 3: On the left, pick Region, then double-check that your Country is set correctly.

The Mail App Can Access my Calendar

Windows Mail will need access to the Windows Calendar program to link a calendar system with your email. It is accomplished by adjusting the Privacy settings.

Step 1: From the Start menu, select Settings.

Step 2: Go to the Privacy tab.

Step 3: Scroll down to App permissions on the left and pick Calendar.

Ensure that Allow Apps to Access Your Calendar is enabled and that Mail and Calendar are both set to allow access to the Calendar.