The article describes the procedure for reinstalling Microsoft Outlook using simple instructions. The instructions described here are simple and correct to date. It is still recommended that you use instructions carefully to avoid facing any common Microsoft Outlook problems during or after reinstalling Microsoft Outlook.
Microsoft Outlook is the most widely used email client among Windows users. Currently in the version 2010, Outlook has given users the freedom of creating and managing email accounts, contact lists, journals, attachments, and other personal information. However, like all other programs, Outlook also needs regular updates to improve its performance and prevent Outlook from running into any problems. Though you can manually download and install the latest updates for Outlook, but it is always better to use the options that will help you maintain a healthy system.
Before you begin, make sure that you have already uninstalled Outlook if you want to remove Outlook. If you don’t want to remove Outlook, you can still use it, but all the personal information such as emails, messages, and other Outlook settings will be removed.
Make a back-up of Outlook if it was previously installed on your computer. You can also create a new Outlook profile if you want. To do so, click the Start menu, go toControl Panel, and double click on the System icon. When theSystem Properties window opens up, highlight the System tab, and then click on the clock. Click on the General tab (if it not already selected or click on the View tab to select it. Type 1 in the box and hitEnter). This will open up theBackup or Restore box, from where you can choose to create a new backup or restore one.
If you are using the previous Outlook version, open theProgram Files microsoft office, and navigate to the folder with the Outlook program files. Select the file called millennium.pst, click on the drop-down menu next to it and choose theSave As overwrite option. Give a name to your file, and then click on the Save button or hit the Enter key on the keyboard. Choose a location in your computer for the file such as Desktop,C:\Program Files, or desktop, and hit the OK button. If you want to save the file on the desktop, ensure that the Save As point is located on the correct location. If it isn’t, navigate to the location and click on theSave As button again.
When theSave As window opens, select thePST file(for the PST file) and click on the Save button. If you want to save the file on your desktop, ensure that theSave As point is located on the correct location. If it is not, navigate to the location and click on theSave As button again.
Check the location of the PST file using the Windows Explorer program. To do so, open the Start menu, navigate toPrograms, and then toMicrosoft Office. Once the program opens, navigate to the Office button, and thenMicrosoft Office. Highlight theOutlook folder (on your computer), and then click on theSave As button. Highlight thePST File option, and then click on the Save button.
When theSave As window opens, navigate to the location where the PST file is located. Highlight theSave Folder As button and select the desired location. When the location gets highlighted, choose theSave As Type button and type PST in the box. Click on the Save button and name the file. Exit theSave As window. Close all the windows and run your computer. You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do it to save the changes. When the computer automatically reboots, navigate to your Outlook and open Outlook again. It will prompt you to create new Outlook profiles. Fill in the details and create a new profile. When done, close all the windows and launch Outlook. You can also remove any Outlook profile you want.