Outlook 2013 doesn’t open : How to Fix the Issue?

We all know Outlook is the best email application meets needs of business organization. Because of its enhance features and secure nature Outlook is widely used application in offices for internal and external communication. However inspite of enhancement error at different stage continues to frustrate Outlook user. Among many little errors one of the most frustrating one is when Outlook 2013 doesn’t open. It happens that when you open Outlook an error pop-up displaying message “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook” onto PC screen. Really it's an unavoidable situation which mainly occurs as resultant of failure of Outlook’s user interface to launch completely. The reasons behind emergence of failure of Outlook’s user interface:-

  • Outlook set to run in compatibility mode.
  • If Outlook is deleted, damaged or corrupted.
  • Using older version Outlook profile.
  • Faulty add-ins.
  • Corruption in navigation pane settings file.


How to Resolve Outlook 2013 doesn’t open Issues?

Step 1:- Launch Outlook in Safe mode

  • Open ‘Run’ dialog.
  • On Windows 8 / 8.1 >> Press the Windows + X keys together >> Choose Run.
  • On Windows 7, Click Start and type Run.
  • On Windows XP, Click Start -> Run.
  • Type Outlook /safe in Run dialog.
  • Going the way If Outlook launches, the problem is with faulty add-in.

Step 2:- Reset the navigation pane settings file

  • Open ‘Run’ dialog.
  • Type Outlook.exe /resetnavpane.
  • Then click OK or press Enter.
  • Restart Outlook.

If this doesn't work delete xml file that stores settings, which can be done through going the below step:-

  • Open ‘Run’ dialog.
  • Type %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook in search box
  • Find and delete Outlook.xml file.

Step 3:- Turn off Compatibility mode

  • Open ‘Run’ dialog >> Type ‘outlook.exe’ in it.
  • Right-click on OUTLOOK.EXE
  • Select Properties -> Compatibility tab.
  • Clear check box says “Run this program in compatibility mode”
  • Click OK >> Restart Outlook.

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