Microsoft Outlook 2016 image previewer error : How to Fix Guide?

Hello there, I am getting “Outlook Image Previewer is no longer functional” error message when trying to preview the image I had attached. I am getting the error since I have upgraded to Outlook latest version. How do I resolve Microsoft Outlook 2016 image previewer error? Help!!

Last night I received an email with the following content from our reader Christina, UK who is facing this critical error. If you are too getting Microsoft Outlook 2016 image previewer error then fortunately you are reading the right post. Outlook is no wonder the best email client used across the globe. Along with easy to user features, better interface, this very email application applause a lot. Outlook 2016 is latest Outlook version that comes with much more secure, enhanced and eye-catching features offering user the best he can get. In spite error at different stage continues to frustrate Outlook users. Among many error one prominently seen are image previewer error.


Actually Outlook offers a preview feature that help its user to see the content on the mail box without even opening it with specific applications. The preview features give a small visual of attached file you receive as mail attachments. Previewing the image plays important role but sometimes it happens you receive the error “Outlook Image Previewer is no longer functional” or “Microsoft Outlook 2016 image previewer error” which really needs to be resolved. There may be certain problem which you need to fix to resolve the issues which you can easily do going through below mentioned steps:-

  • Click on File
  • Go to Options >> Go to Trust Center
  • Now under the Trust Center, Click on Trust Center Settings
  • Again make click on Attachment Handling.
  • Check if the Turn Off Attachment Preview is selected or not.
  • If OFF then un-check it to turned it ON.

Going the above mentioned step issues get resolved but if still you getting the same error might there is some .pst file related issues. Make use of scanpst.exe to fix .pst file associated issues but if still nothing works you don't need to panic as making use of PST Repair Software you can easily fix Microsoft Outlook 2016 image previewer error.